What Is Ubiquinol?

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Just as a lamp is powered by electricity or a car is powered by gas, your heart and other energy-demanding organs are powered by cellular energy. Ubiquinol is the advanced form of CoQ10 and plays an important role in creating the cellular energy that keeps your organs working.

When we’re under forty, our bodies produce CoQ10 and convert it into Ubiquinol. In healthy young adults, more than 95% of the CoQ10 found in their bodies is in the Ubiquinol form. 1 2 3 However, as we age, our bodies’ ability to convert CoQ10 into Ubiquinol decreases.

Research has shown that Ubiquinol supports optimal heart health, 4 5 supports natural cellular energy production, 6 helps prevent damage in the body caused by oxidative stress, 7 and replenishes CoQ10 blood levels depleted by statin cholesterol medicines. 8 9 To gain these benefits, many adults over forty are now taking a Ubiquinol supplement.

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3Tomasetti, M, Alleva R, Borghi B, Collins AR. In vivo supplementation with coenzyme Q10 enhances the recovery of human lymphocytes from oxidative DNA damage. FASEB J. 2001 Jun;15(8):1425-7.

4Langsjoen PH, Langsjoen AM. Supplemental ubiquinol in patients with advanced congestive heart failure. Biofactors. 2008;32(1-4):119-28.

5Mohr D, Bowry VW, Stocker R. Dietary supplementation with coenzyme Q10 results in increased levels of ubiquinol-10 within circulating lipoproteins and increased resistance of human low-density lipoprotein to the initiation of lipid peroxidation. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1992 Jun 26;1126(3):247-54.

6Becker WM and Deamer DW. Energy from Chemical Bonds: The aerobic mode. In: The World of the Cell, 2nd Ed., The Benjamin Cummings Publishing Company, Inc, Redwood City , CA., pps. 275-313.

7Ernster L, Forsmark-Andrée P. Ubiquinol: an endogenous antioxidant in aerobic organisms. Clin Investig. 1993;71(8 Suppl):S60-5.

8Zlatohlavek L, Vrablik M, Grauova B, Motykova E, Ceska R. The effect of coenzyme Q10 in statin myopathy. Neuro Endocrinol Lett. 2012;33 Suppl 2:98-101.

9Fedacko J, Pella D, Fedackova P, Hänninen O, Tuomainen P, Jarcuska P, Lopuchovsky T, Jedlickova L, Merkovska L, Littarru GP. Coenzyme Q(10) and selenium in statin-associated myopathy treatment. Can J Physiol Pharmacol. 2013 Feb;91(2):165-70.

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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