According to Bruce Lipshutz, professor of chemistry at UC Santa Barbara, water brimming with the life-sustaining coenzyme CoQ10 may soon be available in the market. Lipshutz is authoring an upcoming review in which he, along with post-doctoral researcher Subir Ghorai, discusses the ways in which recent advances in chemistry can be used to solubilize naturally insoluble compounds like CoQ10 into water.

Highlights of CoQ10
a. CoQ10 is a vital compound for the human body.
b. It is produced by and is present in every human cell and these cells synthesize this compound in 21 steps.
c. However, the production of this coenzyme decreases as a person ages.
d. It is essential for cellular respiration and ATP (adenosine triphosphate) production.

Highlights of CoQ10 enriched water

a. CoQ10 is water insoluble.
b. Researchers use the nano-micelle-forming technology to integrate this compound with water.
c. A known, inexpensive molecule called PTS is put into water.
d. This forms a nanosphere of about 25 nanometers (one nanometer is equal to one billionth of a meter) in diameter.
e. This sphere contains a lipophilic portion tied to a hydrophilic portion through a linker.
f. The lipophilic portion, which is actually vitamin E, moves to the center as it is insoluble.
g. However, the external or hydrophilic portion associates with water.
h. When the CoQ is added it goes inside the micelle.
i. It delivers twice the amount of the compound into the bloodstream.
j. The concentration in water can also be adjusted.
k. Researchers say that this approach can be applied to a broad range of nutraceuticals, including omega-3s, carotenoids like lutein and beta-carotene, and resveratrol.