Fibrate drugs may not prevent heart attacks in diabetes patients with elevated cholesterol

November 11, 2017

CoQ10 is produced naturally by the human body and plays a key role in the basic functioning of cells including cell metabolism and energy production. CoQ10 levels have been shown to decrease with age and to be low in patients with certain chronic diseases such as heart conditions, muscular dystrophies, Parkinson's disease, cancer, diabetes, and AIDS. Treatment with some prescription drugs can also lower CoQ10 levels. In research studies, CoQ10 has been shown to play a role in supporting heart function, nervous system activity, and skeletal muscle repair and growth. In addition, CoQ10 supplements are widely used for the nutritional support of cancer patients and individuals who have cardiovascular disease.

"Together with our recent alignment with Helsinn Pharmaceuticals, the addition of Q-Cell to our portfolio represents another major milestone in our efforts to develop and market the finest supplements for a range of health needs including supportive care in the oncology market," said Paul Jacobson, CEO, Thorne Research.

Following a transition period in global product marketing for Q-Cell, Thorne will be the exclusive provider of this formulation worldwide. Financial terms of the deal were not released.

SOURCE Thorne Research