dr. oz logoIn a recent discussion within the nutrition and healthcare community last week regarding the use of antioxidant supplements, leading healthcare professionals including Dr. Mehmet Oz, Holly Lucille, N.D., Bryce Wylde, N.D., and Tasneen Bhatia, M.D., touted Ubiquinol, a natural converted form of CoQ10, as the antioxidant that is safe to consume in pill form. The topic was discussed on the Dr. Oz Show, which aired on February 22nd, addressing the myths and truths surrounding the use of antioxidant supplements.

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The program featured Ubiquinol as the supplement "experts say you're not getting enough of – and they all agree, it's the one pill worth swallowing." Dr. Oz and other healthcare professionals explained why "this powerful antioxidant may hold the secret to protecting your heart, revving your energy production, and slowing the aging process" and reiterated that "it's being recognized all across the medical community, from traditional doctors to alternative health practitioners."

Ubiquinol is the pre-converted form of CoQ10, produced naturally by our bodies. For individuals who are 40 years or older, taking CoQ10 in this form becomes even more beneficial since the body's ability to produce CoQ10 and convert it into Ubiquinol is diminished at this age. Optimal Ubiquinol levels are important for anyone looking to support cardiovascular, neurological and liver health and promote anti-aging.

The Dr. Oz Show segment pointed out that Ubiquinol has ''been shown to lower blood pressure, help the good cholesterol, and help the complications from statins" – the cholesterol lowering drugs that are widely consumed by millions of Americans to combat high cholesterol. The program also illustrated how difficult it is to obtain adequate amounts of Ubiquinol through a healthy diet alone.

For example, the typical person would need to consume 7 lbs. of meat, 8 lbs. of peanuts, 125 cups of cauliflower or 300 oranges per day – obviously, inconceivable amounts of these foods to eat and digest on a daily basis – to obtain the same amount of Ubiquinol found in only one pill. The recommended per diem dose of Ubiquinol is 100 mg.

In recent weeks, Kaneka Nutrients, the makers of Ubiquinol, has partnered with nutrition expert Keri Glassman and the trusted health source WebMD to take the Ubiquinol message to millions of Americans who can strongly benefit from its added heart, natural energy and anti-aging support. This little known ingredient is now becoming a mainstay "must take" for anyone 40+ who wants to ensure good health.

Kaneka Nutrients Marketing Manager John Jarmul adds: "Ubiquinol offers a safe, natural way to improve cardio strength and general vitality on myriad levels – not to mention its ability to help lower statin side effects. We're excited and pleased that Ubiquinol was featured on the Dr. Oz Show as a safe antioxidant alternative and overall healthy nutrient. Americans need to know about the big potential health impact of this natural 'body-ready' form of CoQ10 – and understand why taking Ubiquinol is simply a smart health move, especially for anyone over 40."  

The program wraps up by emphasizing when shopping for CoQ10, it's important to ask for its Ubiquinol form. Most major supplement brands now carry it along side regular CoQ10. Learn more about what Dr. Oz has to say about Ubiquinol.

About Kaneka

Ubiquinol is made exclusively in the USA by Kaneka, the leader in CoQ10 ingredients worldwide. Ubiquinol helps sustain the body's natural energy, protect cells from damage, slow the aging process, and promote the overall health of the heart and other vital organs. It is the advanced form of CoQ10 that is more easily utilized in the body, especially for people with compromised immune systems or those over 40 years of age. It is manufactured by Kaneka, the same company that commercialized the first CoQ10 more than 30 years ago as a prescription pharmaceutical in Japan. For more information and the latest clinical research on Ubiquinol, please visit www.ubiquinol.org.

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Video Transcript

Dr. Oz: There’s one powerful antioxidant, experts say you’re not getting enough of, and they all agree. It’s the one pill works worth swallowing.

Ubiquinol. This powerful antioxidant may hold the secret to protecting your heart, revving your energy production and slowing the aging process. It’s being recognized all across the medical community from traditional doctors to alternative health practitioners.

Holly Lucille, ND Women’s Health Physician: In my practice, women are constantly complaining of a low energy especially as they age. One of the first things that I recommend is Ubiquinol, which helps your body make energy naturally.

Bryce Wylde, ND Alternative Medicine Expert: It’s a natural way to get the antioxidant protection you need for your heart and to lower blood pressure. 

Tasneem Bhatia, MD Preventative Medicine Physician: Patients come to me because they want alternatives for prescription pills. I agree, Ubiquinol is a powerful antioxidant that can reduce the signs of aging.

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Dr. Oz: I agree with the experts. Ubiquinol is the one antioxidant I recommend you take in supplement form. It is found at every cell in your body, that’s why it’s called Ubiquinol, because it is ubiquitous, it’s everywhere. The amount in your body decreases as you age and here’s why you ought to consider taking Ubiquinol. It’s been shown to lower blood pressure, help with the cholesterol, and helps the complications from your statins. It also is a powerful way of naturally increasing energy production, because it is right in those energy packets of your cells. The problems of course is, I mentioned earlier you have less of it as you get older, so it does seem to impact how your body performs. So, let’s say this is your energy wheel, and you normally-when you’re really young, this thing is spinning around because you’ve got lots of Ubiquinol. So, in your twenties, as you pour this in here, it starts thing off pretty aggressively. And you’ll go faster, faster and you really spin the wheel a lot making lots of energy. Everyone’s happy, and likes the way life feels. In your thirties, you got a fair amount also, right? So you can get all the energy you want to raise the kids, keep your job in line, all those things you know you’re supposed to do. The problem is as we age, Ubiquinol decreases. If it is ubiquitous, but in smaller amounts and your body begins to go – sometimes, it seems almost backwards. And as that happens, as the ubiquinol levels get lower and lower in the body you've got to find a way of making sure you can actually move in the right direction. What Ubiquinol does is, it takes you, no matter where you may be in life and it speeds you up in the right direction. Just like when you’re younger. And that’s why it’s so valuable for us, and that’s why all the experts are all agreeing we need to take more of it.

So, the question is what’s the right dose? The right dose is about a hundred milligrams [100 mg] of Ubiquinol per day. To get even close to that amount, we’ve been talking about this, you have to eat the right foods, but to eat the right foods in this case, you need seven pounds of beef. Which, you’re not allowed to do everyday folks, even if you can afford it. You have to have eight pounds [8 lbs] of peanuts, which even for me will be difficult. You need a hundred twenty five cups [125 cups] of cauliflower and over three hundred [300] oranges a day. Not happening is it?

So, here’s what you need to know, because you’re not going to eat all these stuff, you want a hundred milligrams [100 mg] per day of that pill. You take it with a meal, that has some fat in it, because we need a little bit of fat in you and will help the absorption of the Ubiquinol. It may called Coenzyme Q10 [CoQ10] on the bottle, that’s okay but more and more companies now selling as Ubiquinol, again it's called that because it's ubiquitous all over the body.

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