The aging patient
*Not an actual patient.
age 73


  • Patient is in your office for his annual exam
  • Jimmy is a money manager, recently retired
  • Married, with 2 grown kids
  • Average weight
  • Nonsmoker who drinks 3 times a week and runs a mile daily with his dog
  • Has tried different diets in the past 2 years--vegetarian, paleo, and ketogenic--but abandoned them


  • One knee replacement and one shoulder replacement; will probably need his other knee replaced soon
  • Had the flu this past winter, was in bed for a week

Current Treatment

  • NSAID in the morning for joint pain
  • Takes a multivitamin, omega-3 fish oil, and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) daily
Jimmy asks,
"What else can I do for my health as I get older?"
For the aging patient, consider Ubiquinol

Possible Recommendations:

  • Continue regular daily exercise
  • Choose a healthy diet that can be maintained over time
  • Consider Ubiquinol to promote healthy aging
    • Older patients already taking CoQ10 may want to consider switching to Ubiquinol

Ubiquinol plays a critical role in creating cellular energy for organs and muscles, including the brain and the heart1

  • More than 90% of CoQ10 in the blood of a healthy young adult is in the active Ubiquinol form2-4
  • However, after 40, a patient's ability to turn conventional oxidized CoQ10 into Ubiquinol diminishes and becomes less efficient5,6
  • Only Ubiquinol, the active form of CoQ10, acts as an antioxidant, protecting cells from the oxidative stress caused by free radicals7,8
"Isn't Ubiquinol the same thing as the CoQ10 I already take?"

The body needs to convert oxidized CoQ10 into Ubiquinol before it can be used to create cellular energy9