Ubiquinol Health Benefits

Ubiquinol Health Benefits

Feb 2021
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Ubiquinol, the active form of coenzyme q10 (coq10), is a fat-soluble antioxidant found naturally in the body.[1] After age 30, our natural Ubiquinol levels begin to decline as part of the natural aging process.[2] Furthermore, physical over-exertion and expending a lot of energy may also cause our natural ubiquinol levels to decline over time.[3]

Ubiquinol Health Benefits Include:

Supporting Energy Production Levels
Have you been feeling low on energy lately? Ubiquinol may help support your energy production levels.  

A small part of the human cell, called the mitochondria, is home for the synthesis of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP).[4] ATP is one of the primary substances used for the production of energy.4 Ubiquinol plays an important role in supporting the synthesis of ATP and supporting the production of energy in the body’s cells.4

Supporting Cardiovascular Health
As Ubiquinol supports cellular energy production, it also helps support the health of your major organs that need a lot of energy, like your heart.1 Ubiquinol, as an antioxidant, plays an important role in assisting in protecting the mitochondrial membrane from disruption by free radicals and oxidative stress.1

Supporting Sperm Motility and Morphology
Issues surrounding fertility can be challenging and disheartening for both men and women. Ubiquinol, as the active form of coq10, also supports male fertility, specifically supporting sperm motility and morphology.[5]

Sperm motility refers to the “movement of sperm” and how fast it moves.[6] Sperm morphology refers to the shape and size of sperm.6 Ubiquinol helps support healthy sperm motility and morphology in healthy adult men.5

Helping Relieve the Effects of Oxidative Stress and Free Radicals
It is well known that long-term stress may have an impact on your health and wellbeing. Long-term oxidative stress may have an effect on the natural aging process and may also disrupt bodily tissues such as lipids and proteins.[7]

Oxidative stress occurs when there may be an imbalance in your body between free radicals and antioxidants. Free radicals are molecules with an unpaired electron, which may make them unstable and reactive. Antioxidants, like Ubiquinol, may help relieve the effects of oxidative stress by using their spare electrons to help stabilise the free radicals.

Supporting Healthy Cholesterol Levels in Healthy Adults
Ubiquinol, as a fat soluble antioxidant, also helps support healthy cholesterol levels in healthy adults.1

Cholesterol is a fat-like molecule that is a component of all cells in our body.[8] It is also involved in many metabolic processes.8 There is a misconception that cholesterol is divided into bad LDL and good HDL.8 The reality is that cholesterol is typically transported around the body by various types of proteins.8

Research shows that there might be a connection between healthy levels of cholesterol in healthy adults and optimal levels of ubiquinol.1

Seek advice from a healthcare practitioner to determine if supplementation is right for you. Always read the label.

[1] Saini, R. (2011). Coenzyme Q10: The essential nutrient. J Pharm Bioallied Sci3(3), 466-467. < http://www.peirsoncenter.com/uploads/6/0/5/5/6055321/coenzyme_q10__the_essential_nutrient.pdf >

[2] Linnane, A. W., Zhang, C., Yarovaya, N., Kopsidas, G., Kovalenko, S., Papakostopoulos, P., … & Richardson, M. (2002). Human aging and global function of coenzyme Q10. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences959(1), 396-411. < https://nyaspubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1749-6632.2002.tb02110.x >

[3] Cooke, M., Iosia, M., Buford, T., Shelmadine, B., Hudson, G., Kerksick, C., … & Kreider, R. (2008). Effects of acute and 14-day coenzyme Q10 supplementation on exercise performance in both trained and untrained individuals. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition5(1), 1-14. < https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/1550-2783-5-8 >

[4] Mendelsohn, B. A., Bennett, N. K., Darch, M. A., Yu, K., Nguyen, M. K., Pucciarelli, D., … & Nakamura, K. (2018). A high-throughput screen of real-time ATP levels in individual cells reveals mechanisms of energy failure. PLoS biology16(8), e2004624. < https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.2004624 >

[5] Alahmar, A. T., Calogero, A. E., Sengupta, P., & Dutta, S. (2020). Coenzyme Q10 improves sperm parameters, oxidative stress markers and sperm DNA fragmentation in infertile patients with idiopathic oligoasthenozoospermia. The world journal of men’s health38. < https://wjmh.org/search.php?where=aview&id=10.5534/wjmh.190145&code=2074WJMH&vmode=FULL >

[6] Hauser, R., Yogev, L., Botchan, A., Lessing, J. B., Paz, G., & Yavetz, H. (2001). Intrauterine insemination in male factor subfertility: significance of sperm motility and morphology assessed by strict criteria. Andrologia33(1), 13-17. < https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1046/j.1439-0272.2001.00404.x >

[7] Kuhn, M. A. (2003). Oxygen Free Radicals and Antioxidants: An overview of how antioxidants protect the body from disease. AJN The American Journal of Nursing103(4), 58-62. < https://journals.lww.com/ajnonline/Fulltext/ >

[8] Steinberg, D., Parthasarathy, S., Carew, T. E., Khoo, J. C., & Witztum, J. L. (1989). Beyond cholesterol. New England Journal of Medicine320(14), 915-924. < https://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJM198904063201407 >

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