UNDERSTANDING UBIQUINOL

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Coenzyme Q 10 (CoQ10) is a nutrient or coenzyme found in every cell of the body. It plays the vital role of providing cellular energy, enabling organs to perform at their best, and protecting cells and blood lipid from oxidation. Ubiquinol is the active and major form of CoQ10 that naturally occurs in the body- more than 95% of the total CoQQ10 in plasma in a young, healthy body is in the Ubiquinol form.1

ubiquinol-bioactive-150mg5 Key Facts about Ubiquinol

  1. Ubiquinol may be a critical component of energy production for every cell of your body. Therefore, Ubiquinol is concentrated in organs that require the most energy, such as the heart, liver, muscles, and kidney.
  2. In order to achieve the minimum recommended dosage of 100-150MG of Ubiquinol per day, one would need to consume:
  • 4kg of Red Meat
  • 7kg of Chicken
  • 6kg of Peanuts
  • 50 cups of Spinach
  • 120 cans of sardines

This is why most healthcare practitioners may recommend supplementing with Ubiquinol in a capsule form each day in order to achieve daily recommended amounts.

  1. As we age, Ubiquinol concentration in the body decreases year by year
  2. Supplementing with stabilised active Ubiquinol may be helpful in balancing oxidative stress, helping to protect cells from free radical damage and helping to neutralise ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol
  3. Depleted Ubiquinol ratio is associated with stress and physical exertion

 

 

References

  1. Wada H et al (2007) Redox status of coenzyme Q10 is associated with chronological age. JAGS;55:1141-1142.

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  1. mabradford

    After taking 200 to 300 milligrams of Ubiquinol 3 to 5 times a week for three years — I had a 100% LAD blockage and I am pretty sure the Ubiquinol caused it. I would get up in the morning and feel great. Then after taking my dosage of Ubiquinol I would experience what I now know were heart attacks that would subside after about 20 to 30 minutes. On the third day — not so much and the pain was a 12 on a scale of 10. This happened for the last three days of and on the day of the heart attack. ONLY after taking the Ubiquinol. I took this stuff religiously for just over three years. A year before that I had had an angiogram of my heart that showed no blockage. You ask why I had an angiogram. Well, I had a bicycle crash and I had suffered a clot to the brain and my doctor scanned not just my heart but my whole body. You decide for yourself if the blockage was caused by the Ubiquinol. The doctor says the Ubiquinol caused Sticky Platelet Syndrome in me. He thinks I can get over the issue with taking my meds for a couple of years and continue staying physically active as I am usually.

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