production ramps up from early childhood until we reach our mid- to late 20s. By
the age of 30, we start to see a noticeable decline. Younger people are able to use CoQ10
supplements very efficiently, however older people do much better with
ubiquinol as it's more readily absorbed.
Who should take Ubiquinol?
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
How Does Ubiquinol CoQ10 Work?
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a natural nutrient that's found in the mitochondria.
Called a “coenzyme” because of its unique ability to participate in chemical
reactions and remain unchanged, CoQ10 assists in two vital cellular activities:
ATP production and free radical scavenging. To carry out these activities,
mitochondrial CoQ10 continuously cycles from Ubiquinone, its ATP production
state, to Ubiquinol, its antioxidant free radical scavenging state.*
Each step results in the building up of energy. Ubiquinone contributes to ATP
production by the shuttling or transporting of electrons. Similar to people in
a bucket brigade passing buckets of water to one another, Ubiquinone passes
electrons from one enzyme complex to another. To meet the considerable energy
needs of cellular activities, the electron transport chain makes considerable
quantities of ATP.*
The electron transport chain also creates an enormous amount of free radicals –
about 1 trillion oxygen radicals per cell every day. Most of these oxygen
radicals are contained within the membrane folds of the mitochondria; however,
about two percent are able to free themselves, generating toxins that present a
significant danger to the entire cell. The antioxidant form of CoQ10,
Ubiquinol scavenges free radicals within the mitochondria and cell membranes.*
While free radical formation is harmful to all cells, it is especially
dangerous to cells with high biologic activity, such as heart and brain cells.
The highest concentration of CoQ10 is found in cardiovascular (heart) and
nervous system (brain) cells to protect their vital functions. Ubiquinol is
such an important antioxidant, primarily because it is present at sites where
free radicals inflict significant damage.
While more than 90 percent of the CoQ10 found in a healthy person's plasma is
in its reduced form, Ubiquinol is highly unstable and reverts back to CoQ10
when it is exposed to air and light. This is why, until very recently, only
Ubiquinone has been available in supplement form. The process of stabilizing
Ubiquinol outside of the body took several years to test and perfect.
To read more information click here: Article: The Importance of CoQ10: Ubiquinone and Ubiquinol
- Contributes to cardiovascular and cognitive health*
- Increased energy and stamina*
- General health and wellness*
- Potent antioxidant benefits and regenerates other
antioxidants Vitamin C & Vitamin E*
- Helps to compensate for the age-related reduction in
the body’s ability to convert CoQ10 into Ubiquinol*
- Protects cells from free radical damage
Highest CoQ10 blood levels ever
is so much more bio-available that in one study, it raised plasma levels from
.59 to .91 in young people, and from .82 to 1.33 in older patients. That's a
62% lift in CoQ10 blood levels. And that's just the beginning…
- Another study showed 300mg of Ubiquinol for 4 weeks
caused a "markedly high" serum level of 8.413umol/L - an 11-fold
increase over baseline.8
- The highest net increase in blood levels of any
research study to date occurred using Ubiquinol at a dose of 600
milligrams daily. Blood levels reached 10.7 umol/L - higher than in any previous study of CoQ10!
- And get this: healthy volunteers in their 50s took
conventional CoQ10 for a year. They still couldn't match the CoQ10 plasma
levels achieved by volunteers taking Ubiquinol for just 3 months.9
This shows that you can take smaller
doses of Ubiquinol and achieve the same or better results than with standard
This is great news for people who
can't efficiently convert CoQ10 to Ubiquinol — either due to age or
illness. Now, supplementing with ubiquinol can restore healthy levels of CoQ10
in your bloodstream and organs faster than anything you've experienced before.*
Promotes youthful stamina and energy levels*
Improving your CoQ10 to healthy levels can give you back the youthful energy
you had years ago.*
In one animal study, researchers measured the effect Ubiquinol had on
mice and exercise. The mice taking Ubiquinol were able to run continuously 2.5
times longer than mice taking conventional CoQ10.
Other studies show that Ubiquinol reduces exercise-related fatigue 90%
better than conventional CoQ10. Supplementing with Ubiquinol is the ideal way
to restore and sustain your natural, youthful energy.
Shields your heart, brain, and organs from deadly free radicals
Ubiquinol is also one of the most powerful fat-soluble antioxidants known
to science. It has a special advantage that protects your body from damage
caused by oxidative stress and free radicals.
The advantage comes from having 2 extra electrons compared to the
conventional CoQ10 molecule. This makes a huge difference. Ubiquinol donates
these 2 extra electrons to unstable free radicals like peroxides-and
And because it's fat-soluble, Ubiquinol can penetrate deep inside your
cell membranes, into the very hub of your cells. It protects the mitochondria
of your cells and even your DNA. Its potent free radical scavenging extends to
brain tissue, where it protects neurons from the ravages of oxidative damage.
Ubiquinol also "recharges" other antioxidants in your body,
such as vitamins A, C and E.
And in the blood, Ubiquinol protects against the oxidation of cholesterol
more powerfully than other major antioxidants. Better than lycopene,
beta-carotene, and tocopherols.10
boost memory and brain function
I also like Ubiquinol for neurological support. Since your brain is
extremely metabolically active, CoQ10 helps your neurons make more energy. And
when your neurons make more energy, you get better brain function.11
Plus, since Ubiquinol is up to 8 times more bio-available, it can achieve
the same effect with much smaller doses. It can protect neurons from oxidative
damage and potentially ward off cognitive decline.
the effects of aging!
Because of its energy-rich, antioxidant ability, there can hardly be a
more significant nutrient than Ubiquinol on aging and health.
In one astonishing study, researchers took mice that were bred to age
quickly. By the time middle age set in (around 9 months in mice), Ubiquinol had
slowed the aging process by 51% better than the control mice. And 40% better
than conventional CoQ10!
By "old age" — 12 months — the difference was
shocking. The control mice could barely move and were unresponsive, due to
advanced aging. The mice on conventional CoQ10 were only slightly better.
But the mice taking Ubiquinol were alert, responsive and energetic. They
had no physical lesions or deformities. Their coat was the glossy type of a
healthy young mouse!
Remember, these mice were specially bred to get old fast. Yet Ubiquinol
dramatically postponed their symptoms of aging.
What is KanekaQH™ and why is it so effective?
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.
Kaneka ubiquinol and Kaneka ubiquinone are produced via the same production
method: a fermentation process using a food-grade yeast. Ubiquinol is quite
unstable and easily oxidized to the ubiquinone, even by simple exposure to the
air. Kaneka is now able to obtain and keep ubiquinol stable for a long period
of time. The Kaneka ubiquinol is transported under appropriate conditions under
nitrogen gas to avoid oxidation. Also at the encapsulation process, appropriate
conditions can avoid oxidation and will guarantee high content of reduced CoQ10
in the capsules.
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. LifeSource Vitamins - Ubiquinol - CoQ10 - Contributes to
cardiovascular and cognitive / brain health, increased energy and stamina,
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convert CoQ10 to Ubiquinol.
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