32450Re: [FH] CoQ10 (was :Re: Carol - Precise, and CoQ10)
- Mar 4 8:41 AMHi Carol;
Wow! Thanks for finding links that at least have some reference material I
can track down. It is important to know the criteria and procedures that
were in use for these studies as there is usually an agenda or bias to
prove, or disprove something, and one needs to be able to find out whether
this bias is relevent to one's needs.
As you are so busy with Snowball, I am amazed you had the time to collect
some interesting sites. :-)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carol" <carolroars@...>
> I did a lot of searching about this CoQ10 absorption thing, and I
> think you're right.
>This is a real bummer, 'cause the powder ones are so easy to
> give...open the capsule and empty in the food, zip-zip and your
How big are the capsules? We do everything in capsule form, but the Vitamin
E is the only gelcap we use. At pill time we drop the capsules, or gelcaps,
(twice a week), at the back of the tongue, squirt across the tongue with a
bit of water to start the swallowing mechanism, and hold the cat's mouth
closed near the teeth and jaw to prevent hurting them and also prevent the
tongue from spitting the pill back out. As they don't taste anything, it
works well, and over all the cats we have had to treat I have yet to run
across one that hasn't learned within a couple of months that getting this
exercise completed means a treat of Fancy Feast, and that they are still
very loved no matter how well or badly the pill went down. And there is no
question it gets down one way or another. ;-) A couple of our most stubborn
boys open their mouths voluntarily after being smart enough to figure out
that this is definitely going to happen.
Part of the reason some supplements are in gelcaps is to prevent them from
being exposed to air before being consumed, so it would be better to leave
the gelcap sealed if you can. However, I forget how large the CoQ10's are
because we try to avoid supplementing what should be coming in
diet.......you don't have the same luxury as you have eating issues to
address, which I understand.
Pat and all the boys.
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