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Differences Between Ubiquinol and CoQ10

Are you taking the right form of CoQ10?

CoQ10 and Ubiquinol are essential nutrients. CoQ10 or coenzyme Q10 occurs naturally in our bodies, and predominately high levels are found in the tissues of the heart, liver, kidneys and the pancreas. It also exists in our systems in three oxidized forms: fully oxidized, partially reduced and fully reduced, which is also known as Ubiquinol. As Ubiquinol, this reduced oxidized from of CoQ10, is a potent antioxidant with the capabilities of regenerating other antioxidants such as Vitamin C and E. More importantly, as a nutrient, studies have found it beneficial to good heart health, slows the aging process as well as increases cell energy production of all the body’s major organs.

Attribute

Ubiquinol

CoQ10

(Ubiquinone)

Absorbed easily by the body, it facilitates its antioxidant properties easily into our systems.

 

Replenishes Ubiquinol in your body to protect and provide energy for the heart.

 

Functions as an antioxidant to protect cells from free radicals.

 

Can reduce hypertension or blood pressure for additional protection against heart disease

Provides energy that is naturally produced and more efficiently used by your body

 

Supports anti-aging by protecting cells from free-radical damage.

 

Naturally regenerates other antioxidants, such as Vitamins A and E.

 

Replaces CoQ10 Levels lowered by statins

What is Ubiquinol?

Ubiquinol is a lipid-soluble antioxidant, synthesized naturally in the human body, and is found in nearly every cell, tissue, and organ in mammals.  Ubiquinol is acquired through biosynthesis, the natural formation of chemical compounds by a living person or animal. Because it is also found in the cells of nearly every plant or cell, some food sources carry greater amounts of the compound such as beef, pork chicken and mackerel.  In mammals, ATP or energy production takes place predominantly in the mitochondria.  In fact, the mitochondria, a powerhouse compartment, is responsible for the production of nearly 95% of the energy your body needs for development, growth and a robust metabolism.  This energy production works in unison with Ubiquinol, an antioxidant essential to the synthesis of energy by the mitochondria.   Ubiquinol actively protects the cell membranes from the degradation of lipids or “free radicals” that can steal electrons from cells causing irreparable damage. This antioxidant action of ubiquinol is now possibly one of the most important functions in our cellular systems.  As an antioxidant, Ubiquinol also restores Vitamin C and Vitamin E in our systems naturally. Learn more about Ubiquinol.

Studies on Ubiquinol Reveal Anti-Aging Properties and Heart Health Support

Based on recent clinical and scientific studies, Ubiquinol has revealed that it directly affects our cardiovascular and renal health as well as metabolism and inflammation.  Ubiquinol’s restorative properties demonstrated in a collaborative study between Tsukuba and Waseda Universities reveal that its benefits have far-reaching effect on aging.  The study gave a group of middle-age and elderly women 150 mg of Ubiquinol each day for eight weeks, and noticed significant improvements in both mental health scores and physical activity.

Other researchers in Japan have closely examined the role of Ubiquinol as an antioxidant, using a preliminary study that developed an animal model of chronic kidney disease.  This study had three experimental groups; a control group, a group that was given a daily high sodium intake and another group that was given a daily high sodium intake plus a regimen of Ubiquinol.  This study revealed that the group with the daily high sodium intake plus Ubiquinol indicated substantial renal protection by Ubiquinol, decreased amounts of protein in the urine and a significant decrease in hypertension or high blood pressure.

What is CoQ10?

CoQ10 is sometimes referred to as coenzyme Q10, Q10, or ubiquinone.  Both Ubiquinol and CoQ10 are essential nutrients found in every cell of your body. Ubiquinol is simply the fully reduced state or the un-oxidized form of coenzyme Q10, which the human body can immediately and more easily use for energy.  Ubiquinol in its readily available state also provides greater antioxidant levels protecting cells from free radical damage. Your body must first convert CoQ10 into ubiquinol to use its full antioxidant properties, which as we age becomes more difficult for our bodies to do.  When compared to coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10, Ubiquinol is easier to absorb into our systems fully utilizing its antioxidant protection. 

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