What Role Does Ubiquinol Play In My Body And Overall Health?

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Our bodies naturally produce the Ubiquinol form of CoQ10. This nutrient is involved in 95% of your body’s cellular energy production, which helps your heart, lung, and other organs function properly.1, 2, 3

Ubiquinol promotes heart health by helping to provide your heart the fuel it needs to contract, relax, and maintain its cellular structure.

Ubiquinol is also an antioxidant, which protects your cells from oxidative stress.4, 5, 6 Ubiquinol neutralizes free radicals, which, when left unchecked, can damage healthy cells in the body.7

If you’re over 40 or taking a statin, your body makes less of this vital nutrient.8, 9, 10 To protect your cells and help support your heart and other organs function properly, consider taking a Ubiquinol supplement.11, 12 Learn more by visiting ubiquinol.com or asking your doctor about the benefits of this heart-healthy supplement.

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Risa Schulman


Risa Schulman, Ph.D. took her lifelong love of science, people and the fulfillment of potential to create a multifaceted career in R&D, business, health and wellness, and empowering individuals. 



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