Differences Between Kaneka Ubiquinol​ and CoQ10

Are you taking the right form of CoQ10?

Ubiquinol and ubiqunione are two forms of the same essential nutrient, CoQ10. CoQ10, or coenzyme Q10, occurs naturally in our bodies, and predominately high levels are found in the tissues of the heart, liver, kidneys and pancreas. It also exists in our systems in three forms: fully oxidized (ubiquinone), partially reduced and fully reduced. The fully reduced form is also known as ubiquinol. As ubiquinol, this healthy, active form of CoQ10 is a potent antioxidant with the ability to regenerate other antioxidants such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E. More importantly, studies have found Kaneka Ubiquinol promotes good heart health, helps slows the aging process and increases cell energy production in all of the body’s major organs.

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Kaneka Ubiquinol



Superior bioavailability


Replenishes ubiquinol in your body to protect and provide cellular energy for the heart.


Functions as an antioxidant to protect cells from free radicals.


May reduce blood pressure for additional protection against heart disease.

Required for 95% of your cellular energy production


Supports anti-aging by protecting cells from free-radical damage.


Naturally regenerates other antioxidants, such as Vitamins A, C and E.


Replaces CoQ10 levels depelted by statins.

What is Ubiquinol?

Ubiquinol is a lipid-soluble antioxidant, produced naturally in the human body, and is found in nearly every cell, tissue and organ in mammals. Ubiquinol is acquired through biosynthesis, the natural formation of chemical compounds by a living person or animal. Because it is also found in the cells of nearly every plant or cell, some food sources carry greater amounts of the nutrient, including beef, pork, chicken and mackerel. In mammals, energy production known as ATP takes place predominantly in the mitochondria. In fact, the mitochondria, a powerhouse compartment, is responsible for the production of nearly 95 percent of the energy your body needs for development, growth and a robust metabolism. This energy production works in unison with ubiquinol, an antioxidant essential to the synthesis of energy by the mitochondria. Ubiquinol actively protects cells from "free radicals" that can steal electrons, which can cause irreparable damage. This antioxidant action of ubiquinol is now possibly one of the most important functions in our cellular systems. As an antioxidant, ubiquinol also naturally restores Vitamin C and Vitamin E in our systems. Learn more about Kaneka Ubiquinol.

Studies of Kaneka Ubiquinol Reveal Anti-Aging Properties and Heart Health Support

Based on recent clinical and scientific studies, research has shown that Kaneka Ubiquinol directly supports cardiovascular and renal health as well as improves metabolism and reduces inflammation. Kaneka Ubiquinol's restorative properties were demonstrated in a collaborative study between Tsukuba and Waseda Universities, which revealed that ubiquinol's benefits have far-reaching effects on aging. The study gave a group of middle-age and elderly women 150 mg of Kaneka Ubiquinol each day for eight weeks, and researchers noticed significant improvements in both mental health scores and physical activity.

Other researchers in Japan have closely examined the role of Kaneka Ubiquinol as an antioxidant, using a preliminary study that developed an animal model of chronic kidney disease.  This study had three experimental groups: a control group, a group that was given a high daily sodium intake and another group that was given a high daily sodium intake plus a regimen of Kaneka Ubiquinol. This study revealed that the group with the high daily sodium intake plus Kaneka Ubiquinol showed substantial renal protection, lower amounts of protein in the urine and a significant decrease in hypertension, i.e. high blood pressure.

What is CoQ10?

CoQ10 is sometimes referred to as coenzyme Q10, Q10 or ubiquinone. Both ubiquinol and CoQ10 are essential nutrients found in every cell of your body. Ubiquinol is simply the fully reduced state or the unoxidized form of coenzyme Q10, which the human body can immediately and more easily use for energy. Ubiquinol in its readily available state also provides greater antioxidant protection against free radical damage to cells. Your body must first convert CoQ10 into ubiquinol to use its full antioxidant properties, which becomes more difficult for our bodies to do as we age. When compared to CoQ10, Kaneka Ubiquinol is easier for our systems to absorb, thereby making it easier for our bodies to fully use its antioxidant protection.

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