Metagenics CoQ10 ST-100 is a gluten free dietary supplement which also contains the anti-oxidant vitamin E. The manufacturer claims this supplement has potent antioxidant properties and cell membrane stabilizing effects, and that it might also help maintain healthy blood pressure.
What’s in Metagenics CoQ10 ST-100?
- Vitamin E
- Coenzyme Q10
- D-limonene oil
- Medium-chain triglycerides
- Turmeric powder
- Zinc oxide
CoQ10 helps support cardiovascular health. The vitamin E acts as an antioxidant. The product is lacking a vital key ingredient, BioPerine, known to enhance absorption and bioavailability perhaps rendering this supplement less effective than other supplements containing BioPerine.
How Do You Use Metagenics CoQ10 ST-100?
Take one softgel daily. The website does not specify time of day to take the pill, nor if to take before or after food or with a with a glass of water. We are concerned that this lack of information will lead to confusion. Another concern we have is that a single serving only provides 100 mg, whereas the minimum serving size is 250 mg. No specific information is shared regarding possible side effects but there is a warning that the product may contain soy, tree nuts, dairy, and fish. Consult with your healthcare professional before using this supplement especially if you are pregnant, nursing, or taking any type of medication.
You can only purchase on the company website if you are a doctor or have a practitioner code, or if you obtain a code by finding a practitioner near you. The company website does not advertise the price of the supplement, nor offer discounts for first time customers or bulk buyers. On Amazon, a bottle of 60 softgels (2 months supply) costs a whopping $62.73.
Is There a Guarantee?
The manufacturer only offers a 30-day money-back guarantee on unopened bottles of pills. This is a weak policy since first time users won’t be able to try the product risk free.
The Conclusion of Our Metagenics CoQ10 ST-100 Review
Among the pluses are that the supplement comes in an easy to swallow soft gel format and is relatively small in size. We have many negatives however. The product contains the anti-oxidant vitamin E which is debated in the research as potentially not helpful or even harmful to heart health. We would rather not see it on the list of ingredients. The website does not specify time of day to take the pill, nor if to take before or after food or with a with a glass of water. We are concerned that this lack of information will lead to confusion. The manufacturer only offers a 30-day money-back guarantee on closed products. Many competing supplements out there offer much longer return policies that allow you to return opened bottles. You can only buy from the company website if you are a physician or have obtained a practitioner code. In terms of the ingredients, we were disappointed to see that BioPerine is absent. This is a key ingredient in other CoQ10 supplements and is known for its ability to help you absorb CoQ10, and increases bioavailability. Price-wise, this was one of the most expensive CoQ10 products that we have reviewed at $62 for 60 pills with no discounts for first time user nor bulk buyers. This supplement contains a relatively low dosage of 100 mg of CoQ10. This is a low compared to other brands that offer up to 250 mg of coenzyme Q10. There was no explanation of desired outcomes or how long it would take to see those outcomes on the website. Looking at the review comments, there were many dissatisfied customers. Many reviewers stated that the supplement was not beneficial to their cardiovascular health.