Is Jarrows Formula a reputable company?
Jarrow Formula has been around since 1977. They are based out of Los Angeles and they only manufacture nutritional products (vitamins and supplements). Jarrow CoQ10 is one of their most popular products.
Until a decade ago, Jarrow contracted out the manufacturing for most of their products (a common practice in this industry). One thing I don’t like about this is that when it’s in someone elses hands, it’s harder to regulate quality. Fortunately as the company grew, they built their very own 45,000-square-foot facility (also in Los Angeles) so now they have full control over the process.
Jarrow is also known to fund CoQ10 research, which I think is important for any reputable vitamin company. Since Jarrow CoQ10 is manufactured in-house and in the United States, it’s a very reputable choice.
Is Jarrow CoQ10 really the best?
Well let’s take a look at each part…
Strength: From the best of my knowledge they have two different strengths (CoQ 30 mg and CoQ10 100 mg) available in a few different formulations. Well it’s true that’s not a big selection, you have to remember many recommended spreading your CoQ10 dosage throughout the day (i.e 100 mg 3x daily instead of 300 mg once daily). This is because CoQ10 only stays in the system several hours.
Formulation: Something unique about Jarrow Formula’s CoQ10 is their formulation. Its proliposome lipid-soluble system is all-natural and according to their research, it has reportedly been shown to raise CoQ10 levels up to 400% (3.2x). They also say it’s absorbed three to four times better than chewable versions.
Price: As mentioned at the start of this Jarrow CoQ10 review, they are considered to be a premium brand, so they do cost a bit more than average. That being said, when you consider that they are made in the United States and have a unique formulation, the added cost for Jarrow CoQ10 isn’t a waste.
Jarrow CoQ10 vs. the competition?
Are they really the best? Well, as you can guess that’s one of those subjective opinions. Personally, I think they are a great, reputable choice for CoQ10 supplements. That being said, at the same time I need to be fair to the competition – there are some great formulations of high absorption ubiquinol also on the market now, which are also worth considering. Whatever the case, Jarrow Formula’s CoQ10 is an excellent choice.