The Nutritional Power of Ubiquinol vs CoQ10 SupplementsNov 2019
If you are confused about the difference between Coenzyme Q10 and Ubiquinol—here is an explanation of how it works, how the two compare, and the key nutritional benefits of each to help you decide which might be right for you.
What is Coenzyme Q10 and what does it do?
Every day our body is confronted by free radicals from pollution, a poor diet and various environmental factors. These free radicals cause our body to age and may also contribute to poor health.
This is where Coenzyme Q10 (or CoQ10) comes in. CoQ10 is a naturally occurring antioxidant that produces energy within every cell in the body. It helps to protect against these free radicals and support the immune system, major organs and overall health.
What is Ubiquinol’s relationship to CoQ10 and how does it compare?
Ubiquinol is the active form of CoQ10, and is more bioavailable and easily absorbed in the body than CoQ10. There have been many studies that show Ubiquinol and its powerful benefits support energy production[i] , maintain heart health and LDL cholesterol levels, and male fertility[ii].
If you’re over the age of 20, it may be worth considering speaking to your healthcare practitioner about including Ubiquinol in your daily health regime. As your body doesn’t convert CoQ10 into Ubiquinol as easily as you age, this is an option for those who are facing symptoms of fatigue and want added support when it comes to heart health and male fertility.
Always consult your healthcare practitioner about whether supplements are appropriate for you.