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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
5 Key Facts about Ubiquinol
- 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.
- 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.
- As we age, Ubiquinol concentration in the body decreases year by year
- 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
- Depleted Ubiquinol ratio is associated with stress and physical exertion
- Wada H et al (2007) Redox status of coenzyme Q10 is associated with chronological age. JAGS;55:1141-1142.
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