Kaneka Ubiquinol Information Center

Ubiquinol is an enzyme that is naturally produced by your body.

Ubiquinol is required for 95 percent of your cellular energy production and is found in every cell in your body. The highest concentration of this essential nutrient is in your heart. It exists in two forms: CoQ10 (the inactive form) and ubiquinol (the active, antioxidant form). In a healthy adult, 95 percent or more of the total coenzyme Q10 in the body is in the ubiquinol form.

Kaneka UbiquinolTM promotes optimum heart heath and helps maintain cardiovascular health. Until recently, supplements were available only in the CoQ10 form, which your body must first convert to ubiquinol in order to use. In 2007, Kaneka Nutrients developed Kaneka Ubiquinol, making ubiquinol available in supplement form for the first time. Studies suggest that Kaneka Ubiquinol has superior absorption and can replenish the normal CoQ10 plasma concentration. In several studies, Kaneka Ubiquinol was shown to increase ubiquinol levels in the blood by an average of four times among healthy people taking 150-300 mg per day.

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How it Works

"Free radicals" are molecules in your system that have unpaired electrons. These free radicals are unstable and steal electrons from healthy cells.

This causes damage to the healthy cell and is called "oxidation." Antioxidants have extra electrons that they donate to free radicals to neutralize them. Kaneka Ubiquinol is an antioxidant that helps protect against oxidative stress and free radical damage.

After ubiquinol donates an electron, it turns into coenzyme Q10. Your body has a process to recycle this CoQ10 and turn it back into ubiquinol, making it ready to go back out and donate an electron to another free radical. This process is going on in your body right now, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. However, preliminary studies have shown that ubiquinol levels drop significantly with age. Your body has CoQ10 in your system, but it's not in the form that can go out and donate electrons to stabilize free radicals. Taking a Kaneka Ubiquinol supplement helps to maintain healthy, natural levels of ubiquinol in your body and prevent damage from free radicals. 

How Much to Take

The recommended daily dose of Kaneka Ubiquinol varies based on each person's specific needs.

As a general guideline, start supplementing with 200-300 mg per day for the first two to three weeks. After that, 100 mg of Kaneka Ubiquinol per day is a good amount to maintain optimal ubiquinol levels.

Ubiquinol vs. CoQ10

Kaneka Ubiquinol is the enhanced absorption form of CoQ10 and is more bioavailable.

Conventional CoQ10 supplements must first be converted to ubiquinol to be used by your body. Kaneka Ubiquinol is the active form of CoQ10 that is immediately usable in your body.

Ask Your Doctor

Many doctors recommend Kaneka Ubiquinol when they prescribe cholesterol-reducing statin medication to their patients.

Studies have shown that Kaneka Ubiquinol is beneficial to your cardiovascular system, helps support arterial health and promotes optimal heart health. Ask your doctor if Kaneka Ubiquinol is right for you.