What is Ubiquinol?

Ubiquinol (“you-bik-win-all”) and Ubiquinone (aka conventional CoQ10) are vitamin-like substances produced naturally in the body. They are two forms of the same vital nutrient (Co-Enzyme Q10 or CoQ10), but they function differently within the body.

Your body runs on cellular energy. As part of the process of creating cellular energy, Ubiquinone must first be converted to Ubiquinol.1 Transforming Ubiquinone to Ubiquinol  helps your heart and other vital organs function at optimal levels.* However, as you age, it becomes more difficult and less efficient for your body to perform this conversion. That’s why many adults over the age of 40 choose to take a daily supplement made with Kaneka Ubiquinol™.2

Kaneka Ubiquinol™ Supplement is the form of CoQ10 that your body can immediately use.3 4

Kaneka Ubiquinol form of CoQ10 is the pre-converted, advanced form of CoQ10. This means it’s ready for your body to use without any conversion – something that’s especially important for older adults or those with health conditions that may have difficulty converting conventional CoQ10 to Ubiquinol.


Key Benefits of Ubiquinol

Ubiquinol Supports Heart Health*

Ubiquinol promotes heart health by helping to provide the cellular energy needed to power the heart. Ubiquinol is critical in the production of ATP, the body’s primary fuel.1 This fuel is used for three basic yet critical heart functions:

  1. Contraction – to keep the heart pumping consistently
  2. Relaxation – to allow the heart to rest between beats
  3. Molecular Synthesis – to maintain heart health by building important cellular components.*

Your heart is one of the most energy-demanding organs in your body.  Your heart must generate large amounts of ATP (or cellular energy) to pump blood to your arteries, and it requires even more energy to relax the contracted muscle. Since your heart is constantly contracting and relaxing, it must generate ATP constantly and consistently.  Without enough ATP in the “energy pool”, the heart’s function could be compromised.

Ubiquinol Plays A Role In Anti-Aging*

Our body is constantly creating and burning energy. These functions, in addition to the normal aging process, can generate unstable molecules called free radicals. Free radicals seek out healthy cells and ultimately damage them.

“Oxidation” refers to free radicals damaging your healthy cells.  As we age, the negative effects of oxidation can accumulate over time. Luckily, Ubiquinol is one of the most powerful lipid soluble antioxidants known to scientists.5 It also works uniquely compared to other antioxidants like Vitamin C. Acting as an antioxidant, Ubiquinol can help protect the cells in your body from free radical damage, helping  support healthy aging.*6

Ubiquinol Depletion from Cholesterol-Lowering Medications (Statins)

Cholesterol is a fatty compound found in your blood and an important component of human health.   However, high levels of cholesterol have been linked with an increased risk of heart disease. To lower cholesterol levels, a statin medication may be prescribed by your doctor. Statin medications limit  the body’s production of cholesterol. In the process, they may also reduce the body’s natural production of Ubiquinol.7 Taking a Ubiquinol supplement each day is an excellent way of restoring Ubiquinol levels that may be reduced by cholesterol medications.*8,9

Kaneka Ubiquinol™ vs. Conventional CoQ10

Kaneka Ubiquinol is a naturally derived nutrient that is bio-identical to the Ubiquinol made in your body. Ubiquinol is more bioactive than conventional CoQ10.1 2 Ubiquinol supplements  outperform conventional CoQ10 supplements in terms of replenishing Ubiquinol levels in blood plasma.1-6 This means vital organs, like your heart, can be more efficiently provided with the cellular energy necessary to operate at optimal levels.*1-4

Why is Ubiquinol Better Than Conventional CoQ10?

Benefit Ubiquinol Conventional CoQ10
Required for 95% of your cellular energy production*12 13 15 16 17 18 Checked Checked
Superior bioavailability10 12 15 Checked
Optimally replenishes Ubiquinol in your body to provide antioxidant protection and promote cellular energy10-14 Checked
Predominant form of CoQ10 in a healthy body3,4,13 Checked