CoQ10 or Ubiquinol?

If you know what CoQ10 and/or Ubiquinol are, you've probably asked this question. If you have no idea, you'll learn a little something today. 

What is CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10 or Ubiquinone)? This is a naturally occurring compound found in every cell in the body. It plays a key role in producing energy in the mitochondria, the part of a cell responsible for the production of energy in the form of ATP. 

Where is it found or made? Some CoQ10 is made in the liver and it is found in most food sources including meat, fish, whole grains, nuts and green vegetables. But, from the age of 20, cell levels of CoQ10 naturally start to decline so that cells do not receive all the energy they need.

Jarrow QH-absorb Ubiquinol (made with KanekaQ10™)
Why do people take supplemental CoQ10 or Ubiquinol? Because CoQ10 is made primarily in the liver, as is cholesterol, when people take statin drugs to reduce or stop the production of cholesterol (both good and bad), they also hinder the production of CoQ10. Why is this a problem? Because without CoQ10, heart failure can occur. CoQ10 is thought to increase energy production in the heart muscle, increasing the strength of the pumping action.

CoQ10 is also used for the following:
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Attack Prevention and Recovery
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Gum Disease
  • Kidney Failure
  • Migraine
  • Counteract Prescription Drug Effects
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Weight loss
Life Extention Ubiquinol (made with KanekaQ10™)
What is the difference between CoQ10 and Ubiquinol? Ubiquinol is the reduced or active form of CoQ10, so it yields the same benefits of CoQ10, but with improved absorption. So in essence, you get more bang for your buck. CoQ10 itself can be activated in the body, but this activation can be less efficient in some people, making Ubiquinol the preferred form (it's the form I always recommend).

Ubiquinol costs more, but it's the more absorbent form. 

ReserveAge Ubiquinol
Just a little heads up for purchasing Ubiquinol: a superior source is one from KanekaQ10™. It is the only yeast-fermented all-natural CoQ10 available today. 

KanekaQ10™ is the most thoroughly tested and highest quality bio-identical CoQ10 in the world. One line I love that happens to not use KanekaQ10™ is ReserveAge Organics. I love their products and it is still ubinquinol.

1 comment:

  1. Also important to mention is how our production of CoQ10 declines with age. I usually recommend anyone over 30 (or someone with a corresponding condition that would be improved by using this supplement) use CoQ10.