In a healthy adult, 95 percent or more of the total CoQ10 in the body is in the ubiquinol form. In addition, ubiquinol is required for 95 percent of cellular energy production by cellular mitochondria and is found in every cell in the body. The highest concentration of this nutrient is in the heart. Taking a ubiquinol supplement helps to maintain healthy, natural levels of ubiquinol in the body and prevents oxidative stress and damage from free radicals.
60 mg of Kaneka Ubiquinol® per softgel.
Ubiquinol is the fully active form of CoQ10, which may have superior absorption.
Co-Enzyme Q10 is a fat-soluble vitamin-like nutrient that functions much like vitamin E, in that it participates in antioxidant and free-radical reactions. CoQ10 plays a critical role in the production of ATP, the basic energy molecule of all cells. Many people supplement their diet with CoQ10 to help support cardiovascular health. Research indicates that CoQ10 may support heart health by supporting cellular energy production. In animal studies, CoQ10 supplementation has increased mean lifespan by as much as 50%. In addition, the longer-living animals also remained more active, and younger looking, with bright eyes, glossy coats, and healthy skin. Since CoQ10 is fat soluble, it is important to take it with dietary fat or in a fatty acid suspension. This product is offered in a fatty acid suspension of safflower oil, and therefore does not need to be taken with food.
Ubiquinone Vs. Ubiquinol
CoQ10 supplements come in two forms: Ubiquinol and Ubiquinone. Most of the CoQ10 found in the bloodstream is in the form of Ubiquinol which provides powerful antioxidant benefits and protects against free radical damage. It protects against the damage caused by LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) which is why it is beneficial for heart health. Ubiquinone first needs to be converted by the body into Ubiquinol in order to be utilized. However, as we get older, it becomes more difficult for the body to do this process. Studies have found Ubiquinol to be more easily absorbed by the body when compared to Ubiquinone, particularly in older adults.