Is Ubiquinol Safe?

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Written by Robert Barry
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As with all supplements, it’s natural to be concerned with how safe Ubiquinol is for your overall health. However, unlike some other supplements on the market, Ubiquinol has been rigorously tested to ensure its safety and effectiveness. When taken as directed in product labeling, or as recommended by your healthcare provider, Ubiquinol helps support optimal heart health1,2, supports the body’s cellular energy production, and helps prevent damage in the body caused by oxidative stress3, among other benefits. When you purchase a Ubiquinol supplement, look for the Kaneka Quality Seal on the package.

Related: Buying the Right Ubiquinol Supplement: A Checklist

Keep reading to learn more about Ubiquinol and its safety and health benefits.

Ubiquinol Is Naturally Produced in the Body

Although Ubiquinol is naturally produced in your body, many individuals can benefit from taking a Ubiquinol supplement. There are two forms of CoQ10 which occur naturally in the body: Ubiquinol and CoQ10. While both Ubiquinol and CoQ10 play important roles in cellular energy production and other processes, our bodies need to convert the conventional form of CoQ10 into Ubiquinol. However, as you age, it becomes harder for our bodies to convert CoQ10 into Ubiquinol. That’s where your Ubiquinol supplement comes in. If you’re over 40 or taking a statin, taking a Ubiquinol supplement helps support your heart, lungs, and other organs to function optimally.

Read More: Learn More About the Benefits of Ubiquinol

Are There Side Effects from Taking Ubiquinol?

Ubiquinol has been extensively studied for safety and is generally well tolerated. As with any dietary supplement, however, some users may experience minor gastrointestinal discomfort. Also, you may find that it is best to take your Ubiquinol supplement in the morning rather than later in the day. If you take Ubiquinol in the evening or at night before bed, you might experience slight difficulty sleeping. There are no other known side effects from taking Ubiquinol.

Related: When to Take Ubiquinol CoQ10: Morning or Night?

Is Ubiquinol Safe to Take While Pregnant?

While there are no adequate and well controlled clinical trials demonstrating that Ubiquinol supplements are safe to take while pregnant, there is also no existing evidence that Ubiquinol has negative effects on pregnancy. Talk to your doctor before using Ubiquinol if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

How Much Ubiquinol is Safe to Take?

A typical daily dosage of Ubiquinol is 100mg. Also, studies have shown that taking up to 300 mg of Ubiquinol is still safe.

Can You Take Ubiquinol Daily?

Yes! There are several benefits to taking a daily Ubiquinol supplement. In addition to the aforementioned benefits of taking a Ubiquinol supplement, once daily Ubiquinol can replenish CoQ10 blood levels depleted by statin cholesterol medicines.4 Ubiquinol is also a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant that helps neutralize free radicals.5 In fact, in a survey of primary care physicians who recommend CoQ10 to patients, Ubiquinol is the preferred form of CoQ10 for cardiovascular benefits and for general health.

In conclusion, Ubiquinol is perfectly safe for healthy individuals, and offers substantial health benefits, particularly when taken regularly, or in conjunction with statin medications. If you are new to taking Ubiquinol, download our Beginner’s Guide for more helpful information.

Written by:

Robert Barry

Ph.D.

Robert Barry, Ph.D is the Director of Scientific Affairs for Kaneka Nutrients. He focuses on clinical research development and collaboration, as well as the development of the technical, business and commercial translation of products and technology for Kaneka Nutrients, Kaneka QHTM (Ubiquinol) and other health-related products.

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