Ubiquinol supports the body’s cellular energy production and acts as an antioxidant1-3

Ubiquinol plays a supporting role in cellular energy production

  • The mitochondria are responsible for producing 95% of the energy in the cells (aerobic metabolism), and Ubiquinol plays a critical role in the process, shuttling electrons4

    • CoQ10 is a member of the electron transport chain1
    • When CoQ10 receives electrons, the structure changes and it becomes Ubiquinol, the active form of CoQ10. The body converts CoQ10 to Ubiquinol as a step in the redox (reduction/oxidation) cycle1
    • Ubiquinol then passes the electrons to other parts of the chain, resulting in the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), a molecule that stores and transfers energy in cells1,5

  • In this way, Ubiquinol plays a key role in creating cellular energy for organs and muscles, including the heart and the brain1

Ubiquinol is a potent antioxidant, defending against damage to cells

  • Ubiquinol acts as an antioxidant and protects cells from the oxidative stress caused by free radicals, due to the extra electrons it carries5,6

  • Free radicals steal electrons, resulting in a damaged, unhealthy cell7 

  • Ubiquinol donates an electron to neutralize a free radical, protecting the body’s cells from oxidation7
  • Ubiquinol then converts to CoQ10 at this point of the redox (reduction/oxidation) cycle
  • An enzyme reaction later converts CoQ10 back into Ubiquinol
  • Ubiquinol has the ability to regenerate the antioxidants Vitamin C and Vitamin E6 
  • Ubiquinol is a more efficient antioxidant than Vitamin E in fighting free radicals and protecting against lipid peroxidation3,6,8

Consider recommending Ubiquinol

  • Ubiquinol plays a role in creating cellular energy for organs and muscles, including the brain and the heart1
  • Ubiquinol helps to protect healthy cells from damage5,6