Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an antioxidant that is found naturally in your body. Specifically it is concentrated in each of your body’s cells.Kaneka QH Ubiquinol vs Kaneka Q10
In addition to being a strong antioxidant, CoQ10 helps maintain healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels, promotes arterial health, and supports a strong heart. It also has proven health benefits for your gums, brain, and skin. And studies suggest that it may help prevent headaches and slows down hearing loss.
It is know that our body’s
ability to produce CoQ10 decline with age. Fortunately, you can replenish these
levels by taking supplements of CoQ10. While we all can benefit from taking
CoQ10 supplements, it is especially important for people with cardiovascular
concerns, and for those who take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, which
further deplete your body’s CoQ10.
While CoQ10 comes in tablets and capsules, the best form to take CoQ10 for maximum absorption
is a gel cap, which contains the CoQ10 mixed with a little oil.
There are two forms of CoQ10: ubiquinone (commonly sold as CoQ10) and ubiquinol (commonly sold as
Ubiquinol). Almost all the CoQ10 that naturally exists in your body is
ubiquinol. So, if you take a supplement containing the ubiquinol form, your
body can use it right away. Conversely, if you take ubiquinone, your body will
need to convert it to ubiquinol, and the conversion may not be as efficient.
That is why ubiquinol is the best choice.
Generally, most people benefit from taking 100–200 mg of CoQ10 daily. But your health care
practitioner may change this dose if conditions warrant. Please consult with your
health care provider before taking CoQ10.
Both products are made by Kaneka Nutrients a Leading United States
Manufacturer. The product is featured in the Healthy Origins Line of
Kaneka Q10® is the brand name of the ubiquinone ingredient
found in many Coenzyme Q10 products and has been taken as a supplement
by millions of people over the past thirty years. Ubiquinone is the form
of CoQ10 most recognized by consumers. Ubiquinol is the active and more
absorbable form of CoQ10, but is not as well known because it wasn’t
available in supplements until 2006 when Kaneka Nutrients introduced
Kaneka QH Ubiquinol®.
Ubiquinone, one of the most powerful
known lipid-soluble antioxidants, is produced naturally within the body.
Its importance in cellular energy production is well established.
Ubiquinol is the reduced, active antioxidant form of CoQ10. It also
plays an essential but different role in the cellular energy production
Both ubiquinone and ubiquinol are critical to the
cellular ATP (energy) production cycle. Without the presence of both
ubiquinone and ubiquinol within the body’s cells, cellular energy cannot
be generated or sustained.
Until recently, the only way to
increase ubiquinol levels in plasma was to convert it from ubiquinone
within the body, which research has shown becomes increasingly difficult
with age. It took scientists and researchers more than a decade to
stabilize ubiquinol for use in supplements because it was so easily
oxidized outside of the body.
Ubiquinone (CoQ10) will continue
to be an important supplement for those who want to maintain good
health in their 20s and 30s. Ubiquinol, however, will be of particular
importance for those 40 and older, or with hindered ability to convert
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. The products referenced are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or weight loss.