Live Happy and Healthy with Ubiquinol
Ubiquinol may be an unfamiliar supplement name, but learning about it may be one of the best choices you can make when considering healthy supplements.
Ubiquinol is related to a more familiar supplement, CoQ10, which has been available on the market for decades. People take CoQ10 primarily for its energy-boosting benefits, and some are aware that it also provides strong antioxidant protection for the body. What is less well known, however, is that CoQ10 takes multiple chemical forms inside the body. The version in a CoQ10 supplement is the least active form. In order to make use of CoQ10 from supplements, the body first has to transform it into the most active form, which is ubiquinol.
The reason CoQ10 supplements use the least active form of this nutrient is that it is the most stable and therefore the easiest to encapsulate in a supplement. More recently, researchers have developed ways to encapsulate the active form ubiquinol, which means it is now available in supplement form as well.
Taking a ubiquinol supplement offers the same benefits as CoQ10, because it is essentially the same nutrient. Ubiquinol supplements, however, offer faster and more complete absorption because the body doesn’t need to convert the ubiquinol to another form of CoQ10 before putting it to work. This means smaller dosages of ubiquinol can potentially offer the same benefits as larger doses of CoQ10.
If you already take a CoQ10 supplement, you may want to consider trying a ubiquinol supplement to see if it gives you more of the same benefits you are familiar with. Many supplement lines now include ubiquinol, so check your favorite supplement brands to see if there is a ubiquinol supplement available. Many ubiquinol supplements are labeled “CoQ10 Ubiquinol” to take advantage of the more familiar CoQ10 name. To make sure you choose a real ubiquinol supplement, look for “Ubiquinol (Kaneka QH®)” in the active ingredient list.
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