Starting in 2006 new product labels will have the wording “Contains soy” or “soy lecithin”. If you have an allergy to soy, this copy certainly may create concern about using CoQ10. As with most allergen questions, there are no easy answers that apply to every single person but here is some information to use that may help you decide how best to proceed:
Our Chewable ChewQ® CoQ10 products may contain soy or soy products in trace amounts in the natural orange flavor. ChewQ® does NOT contain Soy Lecithin which is used in both the Q-Gel® CoQ10 and our Liquid LiQsorb CoQ10 products. Soy Lecithin might contain trace amounts of soy protein. Because the products may contain soy or soy products in trace amounts we have to include the wording “Contains soy” or “soy lecithin”.
Will you have an allergic reaction to even trace amounts of soy?
We have had no reports of adverse soy-allergic reactions to Tishcon’s CoQ10 products including Q-Gel® CoQ10, ChewQ® CoQ10 and our Liquid LiQsorb CoQ10 products. Based on this information, there are 2 ways for you to proceed:
(1) If you have a known allergy to soy – don’t take this or any soy containing products.
(2) Weigh the benefits of the CoQ10 versus the potential side effects. Start slowly with the smallest dosage to see if there is any reaction. If a reaction occurs, stop immediately. If no reaction, build the dosage up at a measured pace until you reach the total daily CoQ10 dosage that your doctor has recommended for you.
If you are already taking Tishcon’s CoQ10 products and have an allergy to soy but have NOT had a problem then continue with your present dosage or discuss with your doctor.
All of our Q-Gel® CoQ10 is produced via the fermentation process using 100% food source ingredients. All CoQ10 is obtained either by 100% fermentation which yields NATURAL -- 100% ALL TRANS CoQ10 (the type we use in Q-Gel) -- or the cheaper synthetic alternative which involves partial fermentation and then synthesis using “solanesol” a chemical extracted from the tobacco leaf, (we do NOT use this type!).