Q&A on UbiquinolJan 2017
Why CoQ10 matters when it comes to energy, fatigue fighting and our overall health, and how supplementation with Ubiquinol can help.
Q: What is CoQ10 and Ubiquinol?
A: CoQ10 is a naturally occurring nutrient that is found in every cell of the body. Your body makes CoQ10 and your cells use it to produce energy to meet the requirements for normal functioning, growth and maintenance of the entire body. Ubiquinol is the active, more bioavailable, form of CoQ10. When you take classic CoQ10, you must convert it into Ubiquinol before it can be used. Ubiquinol also has an important role in the body as an antioxidant, which may have a protective effect against free radical activity and oxidative stress that occurs in all individuals as we age.
Q: What is important about this key antioxidant?
A: Ubiquinol is important in the body for two key reasons. Firstly, it is essential for optimal energy production in the body. As it is concentrated in organs that require the most energy, such as the heart, liver and kidneys, it is fundamental for the efficient functioning of the body with optimal energy levels.
Secondly, it is a strong antioxidant that provides an active defence against free radical activity and oxidative stress, both of which occur from symptoms related to stress and ageing. Ubiquinol may help to minimise these symptoms, supporting cardiovascular and immune health.
Q: What are the effects associated with a reduction of Ubiquinol?
A: A depletion of Ubiquinol in the body may leave you functioning with sub-optimal energy levels, which may lead to a feeling of fatigue. Having a reduced level of this antioxidant may also lead to increased free radical activity and oxidation in the body, both of which interfere with the normal functioning of cells and may lead to health problems.
Q: How will taking Ubiquinol help Australians?
A: In a word; energy. Energy to carry out all our essential bodily functions, which include detoxification, digestion, and being able to cope with the day to day stresses of life. I have never heard anyone say to me that they have too much energy. We all want more energy to help live our lives to the fullest.
Q: Who should be looking at increasing their Ubiquinol with a supplement?
A: Many studies have shown a direct correlation between ageing and a reduction of Ubiquinol in the body. Ubiquinol has been shown to become depleted from approximately 30 years onwards, therefore anyone over the age of 30 may be recommended to supplement with Ubiquinol to help reach optimal energy levels, and ultimately optimal health.
Speak to your health practitioner before adding a supplement to your diet.