What is Ubiquinol
Ubiquinol is the active metabolite of ubiquinone, otherwise known as CoQ10 or co enzyme q10. In order for the ubiquinone form of CoQ10 to be properly utilized, it first must be reduced in the body to ubiquinol.
Ubiquinol vs COQ10
Many people get confused when it comes to ubiquinol and coq10. The fact is Ubiquinol is simply a better absorbed form of C0q10. It is not a question of which is better, but rather what is the best form of c0q10 you can buy.
Ubiquinol and Ubiquinone
Most coenzyme q10 ubiquinone is naturally reduced to ubiquinol, the optimal way to supplement with CoQ10 would be to ingest it in its ready-to-use ubiquinol form as it is up to 8 times better absobbed in its ubiquinol form versus the regular ubiquinone coq10 commonly found in health food stores.
Since ubiquinol is highly unstable, it has been extremely difficult to make available as a dietary supplement. Within the last few years, Japan's largest producer of coenzyme Q10 has developed a patented method to stabilize ubiquinol so that it can be swallowed in a capsule for utilization by cells throughout the body.
The health benefits and ramifications of widespread use of this novel form of ubiquinol CoQ10 ar very exiting. For the first time, it may be possible to achieve 8 times higher blood levels of biologically active CoQ10 that are needed to ward off the aging process.
The benefits of taking coq10 in its ubiquinol form and dosage is that it is readily and faster absorbed into the blood stream.
Sometimes mild side effects have been reported when taking ubiquinol. Mild insomnia and sometimes mild nausea have been reported in a very small number of cases.