About Kaneka

Kaneka Ubiquinol


Kaneka Nutrients has been the world’s premier supplier of CoQ10 ingredients for more than 30 years. During this time, the company has also supported hundreds of CoQ10 clinical research studies at universities and hospitals around the globe. In addition, Kaneka is a founding member of the International Coenzyme Q10 Association (ICQA), an academic research organization that promotes, reviews and shares clinical research investigating the health benefits of conventional CoQ10 and Ubiquinol, the more advanced form of the nutrient.

Kaneka has focused its research support by working with top, independent academic research institutions conducting research into the functionality and health benefits of all forms of CoQ10. Many of these clinical studies have led to encouraging conclusions that prompted additional study by other researchers.

Kaneka’s breadth and depth of investment within the CoQ10 market is further evidenced by its expansive and state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Houston, Texas, where the company manufactures conventional and advanced forms of CoQ10 according to stringent, high quality standards.

The Kaneka Quality Seal

Kaneka Quality Seal

There are many high quality brands of Ubiquinol supplements available to consumers today. The Ubiquinol products made with Kaneka’s Ubiquinol ingredient carry the Kaneka Quality Seal. This seal on a Ubiquinol bottle means that the specific brand utilizing the seal is relying on Kaneka for a heart-healthy ingredient manufactured to exceptional quality standards.*

The Kaneka Quality Seal is backed by more than 30 years of history within the CoQ10 market. It is also backed by a state-of-the-art production facility in Houston, Texas, as well as an additional facility in Takasago, Japan, where nutritional ingredients are made following a stringent quality assurance program based on the principles of “Kaizen” – the Japanese philosophy of continuous improvement.

Look for the Kaneka Quality Seal on your favorite brands of Ubiquinol supplements.


Kaneka Ubiquinol™ vs. Conventional CoQ10


Kaneka Ubiquinol™ is a naturally derived nutrient made by fermentation. It is bio-identical to the Ubiquinol made in your body, and more bioactive than conventional CoQ10.1, 2 Ubiquinol supplementation outperforms that of conventional CoQ10 in terms of replenishing Ubiquinol levels in blood plasma.1-6 This means energy-demanding organs (e.g., the heart) can be more efficiently provided with the cellular energy necessary to operate at optimal levels.*1-4


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  4. Hosoe K, Kitano M, Kishida H, Kubo H, Fujii K, Kitahara M. Study on safety and bioavailability of ubiquinol (Kaneka QH) after single and 4-week multiple oral administration to healthy volunteers. Regul Toxicol Pharmacol. 2007 Feb;47(1):19-28.
  5. Schmelzer C, Niklowitz P, Okun JG, Haas D, Menke T, Döring F. Ubiquinol-induced gene expression signatures are translated into altered parameters of erythropoiesis and reduced low density lipoprotein cholesterol levels in humans. IUBMB Life. 2011 Jan;63(1):42-8.
  6. Shoko D, Fujii K, Kurihara T. The effect of the reduced form of coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinol, Kaneka QH™ ) on QOL improvement in the elderly. J Clin Therap Med 2008; 24:233-238.