What is Ubiquinol?

What is Ubiquinol?

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Most people have heard of CoQ10 and the benefits of this product – however many people are unaware of its powerful counterpart, Ubiquinol.

An active form of the naturally-occurring antioxidant CoQ10, Ubiquinol is more easily absorbed in the body than CoQ10 and has been shown to help maintain a healthy heart and LDL cholesterol levels.

Ubiquinol can be absorbed through your diet, however as the recommended daily amount is 100 milligrams, you would need to eat large portions of broccoli, cabbage, oysters, oranges and avocado to match the levels you’ll gain from a daily supplement.

Anyone over the age of 25, you should aim to include an ubiquinol supplement into their daily regime, as your body doesn’t convert CoQ10 into Ubiquinol as easily as you grow older. Ubiquinol can also help reduce muscle pain by up to 54 per cent and muscle weakness by 44 per cent.[i]

If you work out, Ubiquinol should be part of your recovery plan. A study[ii] found that athletes who supplement their diet with Ubiquinol may help to reduce the depletion of CoQ10, and could improve their performance.

As well as this, research shows that supplementing with Ubiquinol may help to reduce mild-to-moderate statin-related muscular pain[1]. Research has shown that Ubiquinol maintains a health heart while also decreasing levels LEL cholesterol, and symptoms of statin myopathy.

 

[1] Skarlovnik A, Janic M, Lunder M, Turk M, Sabovic M. Coenzyme Q10 Supplementation Decreases Statin-Related Mild-to-Moderate Muscle Symptoms: A Randomized Clinical Study. Med Sci Monit, 2014; 20:2183-2188.

[ii] 1.Orlando, P., Silvestri, S., Galeazzi, R., Antonicelli, R., Marcheggiani, F., Cirilli, I., Bacchetti, T., Tiano, L. Effect of Ubiquinolsupplementation on biochemical and oxidative stress indexes after intense exercise in young athletes. Redox Report, Communications in Free Radical Research. 2018; Volume 23, Issue 1, pg 136-145.

2.Alf D, Schmidt ME, Siebrecht SC. Ubiquinol supplementation enhances peak power production in trained athletes: a double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 2013;10:24.

  1. Sarmiento, A., Diaz-Castro, J., Pulido-Moran, M., Moreno-Fernandez, J., Kajarabille, N., Chirosa, I., Guisado, I. M., Javier Chirosa, L., Guisado, R. and Ochoa, J. J. (2016), Short-term ubiquinol supplementation reduces oxidative stress associated with strenuous exercise in healthy adults: A randomized trial. BioFactors, 42: 612–622.

[i]https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23183519

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