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Ubiquinol CoQ10, 100mg softgels, 60s
Ubiquinol CoQ10, 100mg softgels, 60s

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CoQ10—Ubiquinone Vs Ubiquinol: What’s The Difference?

 

In order to understand the fundamental difference of Ubiquinone vs. Ubiquinol, you first need to understand what CoQ10 (CoenzymeQ10) is. CoQ10 is a nutrient, discovered by Fred Crane in 1957...find out more below!

 

UBIQUINONE VS. UBIQUINOL

 

In order to understand the fundamental difference of Ubiquinone vs. Ubiquinol, you first need to understand what CoQ10 (CoenzymeQ10) is. At the very least, you probably need to know what it does.

For those of you who regularly take supplements as part of your daily routine for bodybuilding, sports or just improving your health, you have probably already come across CoQ10. Many of you might discard the thought of using CoQ10 thinking it was a supplement for old people, but how many of those same people not too long ago thought the same thing about fish oil?

CoQ10 is a nutrient, discovered by Fred Crane in 1957, that has profound effects on our levels of energy, stamina, organ health, immune system functionality and more. You can find CoQ10 in fish, like sardines and mackerel, as well as beef and peanuts.

Our cells require this coenzyme to function properly on a day-to-day basis and it's considered to be an extremely strong antioxidant existing within our mitochondria fighting off free radicals. Without it, we suffer cell death—period. Improved health and less cell death is critical for anyone, either a high intensity athlete looking to improve a skill or muscle strength or the average Joe that just wants to enjoy a round of golf.

Not only does this coenzyme play a part in slowing the aging process in healthy people but it can reduce issues with blood pressure, ulcers, migraines, muscular dystrophy, heart disease and a wide variety of other illnesses.

 

THE TWO FORMS OF COQ10

 

OK, so how does that relate to the current topic? Well, simple: CoQ10 comes in two forms—Ubiquinone and Ubiquinol. Ubiquinone is more common and widely known because it is the form most commonly sold commercially. Ubiquinone is the completely oxidized form of CoQ10. When taken, this supplement is actually metabolized within our bodies where it becomes Ubiquinol.

Ubiquinol is the strong, antioxidant form of the aforementioned CoQ10. When purchasing CoQ10, if the bottle doesn't mention which form it is, Ubiquinone or Ubiquinol, it is usually Ubiquinone as this is the cheaper of the two forms.

The problem arises with aging in many people; the ability for the body to metabolize is reduced significantly over time and many people will find that it's difficult for the body to break down Ubiquinone into Ubiquinol. There-in lies the difference between the two supplements. Though it will come at a greater cost, taking Ubiquinol after the age of 40 is a good idea.

USING UBIQUINOL SUPPLEMENTS

Ubiquinol supplements are in a form that has already been reduced to being a strong antioxidant. When taken directly in this format it works more quickly and can be delivered in lower concentrations without worry that it's not being metabolized properly.

Medications like statin drugs (for combating high cholesterol), are known to decrease CoQ10 levels.

As age increases, the likelihood of a shift to Ubiquinol grows more appropriate to gain the most benefit from CoQ10 without worry over metabolic interruption. This is important, particularly in patients with pre-existing conditions that compromise the health of organs. The organs in our bodies with the greatest concentration of CoQ10 (thus gaining the most benefit from its use) are the heart, lungs and liver.

Individuals over the age of 50 typically begin to see deterioration in these organs even when sustaining a healthy lifestyle. That's why it's important to understand the level at which your body functions, metabolizes food and supplements so that you can make the appropriate choice between Ubiquinone and Ubiquinol.

RECOMMENDED DOSING

  • Under the Age of 50: 100 mg of Ubiquinone, the ordinary CoQ10, once daily
  • Over the Age of 50: 100 mg of Ubiquinol CoQ10 has been an accepted supplement for our elders for many years now for its amazing results in slowing the aging process.

 CoQ10 can increase energy, stamina, improve immune health to fight off sickness.