When it comes to Ubiquinol, or any supplement you're taking for your health, there is a whole lot of information to digest. However, one thing you shouldn't have to worry about is where to find Ubiquinol. Ubiquinol supplements are widely available at many retailers. Try our Retailer Finder to see where you can buy ubiquinol products. Our Buyer's Guide is a great place to find information about what to look for on the shelves. Ubiquinol is the reduced, active antioxidant form of Coenzyme Q10 (or CoQ10), a nutrient your body naturally produces. The body converts CoQ10 into Ubiquinol, which your body needs in the cellular energy production process.
As we age, our bodies become less efficient at producing CoQ10, and even less efficient at converting CoQ10 into Ubiquinol. For more than 30 years, CoQ10 supplements have been a popular choice for health, and many doctors encourage users of statin drugs to take CoQ10 supplements. However, studies demonstrate that Ubiquinol is actually more effective than CoQ10 because it is immediately absorbable by the body in its active, reduced state. Research shows that taking a Ubiquinol supplement is likely more beneficial than taking CoQ10 supplements for anyone over the age of 30 because the conversion from CoQ10 to Ubiquinol has already been done outside the body and the Ubiquinol is ready for immediate use. Every study to date shows that individuals can more easily absorb and use Ubiquinol than conventional CoQ10.
So where can you find Ubiquinol supplements? They are usually right next to CoQ10 on the shelves of your local grocery store, pharmacy, health food store or vitamin shop. Ubiquinol supplements are widely available at pharmacies, vitamin shops and in the supplement aisle or health section of most grocery stores. You can also buy Ubiquinol from online vitamin suppliers. There are more than 135 brands of Ubiquinol supplements on the market, and many are often labeled as “CoQ10 Ubiquinol.”
Companies that make Ubiquinol supplements include Nature Made, Nature’s Plus, Doctor’s Best, Puritan’s Pride and others which are all listed in our Buyer's Guide. Several well-known retailers, including The Vitamin Shoppe, GNC and Trader Joe’s also make and sell their own store brands of Ubiquinol supplements.
In order to create Ubiquinol, Kaneka Nutrients developed a proprietary process that isolates Ubiquinol in supplement form. The Ubiquinol supplement, which is naturally fermented from yeast, is suspended in emulsified oil, which is then put into either softgel pills or liquid capsules. Kaneka QH® Ubiquinol is the main ingredient in more than 135 supplement products.
When shopping, you should be aware that Ubiquinol is often labeled as “CoQ10 Ubiquinol” and is usually stocked on the same shelf or in the same area as conventional CoQ10 supplements. To avoid confusion, check the supplement facts label on the bottle for “Ubiquinol (Kaneka QH®).” Authentic Ubiquinol products include the Kaneka QH logo, so you can be certain you aren't buying the inactive form of CoQ10.
The recommended daily amount of Ubiquinol is 100 mg per day. Most Ubiquinol supplements contain 100 mg per serving (for example, one softgel or capsule contains 100 mg of Ubiquinol) but check the the supplement facts label to be sure, as higher doses of Ubiquinol are available. If you have any questions, you can always call your local pharmacy, vitamin shop or grocery store to make sure they carry Ubiquinol supplements. For more information, visit our Buyer’s Guide.
Ubiquinol in Foods We Eat
Our in house nutrition expert, Keri Glassman, is a big advocate for getting your nutrients and vitamins through a healthy diet. Small amounts of ubiquinol, and its inactive form CoQ10, can be found in many foods we already eat like avocados. Unfortuntately, you'd have to eat 60 avocados to get 100mg of Ubiquinol, which is the recommended amount many people should be getting every day. That's a lot of avocados! See our list of common foods with Ubiquinol.