Ubiquinol is the reduced, active antioxidant form of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). Produced naturally within healthy bodies, ubiquinol is a form of CoQ10 that has been converted (“reduced”) for use in the cellular energy production process. In addition to its critical role in energy production, it is the strongest lipid-soluble antioxidant available, protecting the body’s cells from oxidative stress which can cause damage to proteins, lipids and DNA. Coenzyme Q10 is a vitamin-like compound present in virtually all cells and in especially high concentrations in the heart, liver, kidney, and pancreas. Within the cell, 25% to 30% of total coenzyme Q10 is found in the nucleus, 40% to 50% in the mitochondria, 15% to 20% in the microsomes, and 5% to 10% in the cytosol. Coenzyme Q10 is fat soluble and acts similar to a vitamin. Its primary functions include activity as an antioxidant, a membrane stabilizer, and as a cofactor in many metabolic pathways, particularly in the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in oxidative respiration. Levels of coenzyme Q10 are decreased during therapy with HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, gemfibrozil, Adriamycin, and certain beta blockers, so health practitioners are increasingly recommending ubiquinol and other CoQ10 products as an adjunct to conventional therapy. The addition of Medium Chain Triglycerides to this product naturally improves its solubility, which further enhances intestinal absorption, and thereby provides superior overall biological value.
Directions: Adult Dosage: Take 2 softgels daily with meals. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 4 weeks.
Ingredients (each softgel contains):
- Ubiquinol (Kaneka QH™) (Reduced Form of CoQ10) ... 100 mg
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Medium Chain Triglycerides, Softgel capsule (gelatin, glycerin, water, carob) and Beeswax.
Risk Information: Consult a healthcare practitioner if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you are taking blood pressure medication or blood thinners.