What is Ubiquinol and how it can help us
Produced naturally within the body, ubiquinol is CoQ10 that has been converted into a substance necessary for use in cellular energy production. In addition to its critical role in energy production, it is one of the most powerful known lipid-soluble antioxidant available, protecting the body's cells from damage caused by oxidative stress and free radicals.
The body's ability to produce CoQ10 declines with age, as does the ability to convert it into ubiquinol. Ubiquinol levels have been shown to be suppressed in older individuals and those with cardiovascular, neurological, liver- and diabetes-related conditions.
Ubiquinone vs. Ubiquinol
Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10) has been taken as a supplement by millions of people over the past thirty years. Because of its wide availability and popularity as a supplement, ubiquinone is the form of CoQ10 most recognized by consumers. Because it was not available in nutritional supplements until 2006, ubiquinol is a lesser-known but equally important nutrient.
Ubiquinone, one of the most powerful known lipid-soluble antioxidants, is produced naturally within the body. Its importance in cellular energy production is well established. Ubiquinol is the reduced, active antioxidant form of CoQ10. It also plays an essential but different role in the cellular energy production process*.
Both ubiquinone and ubiquinol are critical to the cellular ATP (energy) production cycle. Without the presence of both ubiquinone and ubiquinol within the body's cells, cellular energy cannot be generated or sustained*.
Until recently, the only way to increase ubiquinol levels in plasma was to convert it from ubiquinone within the body, which research has shown becomes increasingly difficult with age. Because it was so easily oxidized outside of the body, it took scientists and researchers more than a decade to stabilize ubiquinol for use in supplements.
Ubiquinone will continue to be an important supplement for those who want to maintain good health in their 20s and 30s*. Ubiquinol, however, will be of particular importance for those 40 and older, or with hindered ability to convert CoQ10.
Ubiquinone (CoQ10) levels within the body typically begin decreasing as early as age 20, suggesting that it has a close connection with aging. Additionally, the body's ability to convert these declining levels of CoQ10 into ubiquinol is also diminished with age. Without proper levels of these vital substances, the body produces less energy and lacks a strong defense against oxidative stress*.
Inadequate levels of ubiquinone and ubiquinol in our plasma and tissues may lead to fatigue as well as a number of age-related conditions*. Additionally, ubiquinol levels have been shown to be reduced in individuals with cardiovascular, neurological and liver-related conditions*.
As the body begins losing its natural ability to maintain optimal levels of ubiquinone and ubiquinol, the most efficient way to restore healthy levels of these nutrients is through supplementation*.
For those who are still able to convert ubiquinone to ubiquinol, supplementing with CoQ10 should be sufficient. However, those who are over 40 years old or suspect their ubiquinol production may be diminished due to oxidative stress should consider supplementing with ubiquinol (KanekaQH) to raise their plasma levels most efficiently*.
About Kaneka QH
KanekaQH is ubiquinol, the reduced, active antioxidant form of Coenzyme Q10. Introduced in 2006, KanekaQH is the first supplemental form of bio-identical ubiquinol ever developed and is manufactured exclusively by Kaneka Corporation. It is derived from KanekaQ10, the world's most recognized and researched CoQ10.
Because ubiquinol is one of the strongest lipid-soluble antioxidant available, KanekaQH provides defense against oxidative damage to the body's cells, including lipids, proteins and DNA*. It also plays an essential role in cellular ATP (energy) production*.
Supplementing with KanekaQH is ideal for those with reduced ability to convert CoQ10 into ubiquinol since it is reduced and ready for use in the body's cellular energy production process*.
KanekaQH is more absorbable than CoQ10, which means that optimal levels of CoQ10 can be restored quickly and efficiently, especially in those who are over 40 or are affected by certain age-related conditions.
Benefits of Ubiquinol
As the reduced and more absorbable form of Coenzyme Q10, ubiquinol will have all of the same powerful benefits associated with CoQ10 that have been well established over the past three decades*.
Due to its established role in the body's energy production process, ubiquinol should increase energy, stamina and general wellness in most people, especially in those who cannot efficiently convert CoQ10 into ubiquinol*. It is believed that those who are 40 and older or are affected by age-related health conditions may benefit from this pre-converted form of CoQ10 more than those who are younger*.
Additionally, because ubiquinol levels have been shown to be reduced in older individuals and those with cardiovascular, neurological and liver-related conditions, clinical research is currently being conducted in a number of these areas to establish whether supplementing with ubiquinol is of benefit*.
Because ubiquinol has only been commercially available since 2006, the extent to which the nutrient may benefit certain conditions is only beginning to be established by scientists and researchers however, early results from a number of studies and trials are very promising for this newly available nutritional ingredient.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Information sourced from KanekaQH and Doctor's Best.