Why do you need Ubiquinol?

In the body, ubiquinol is CoQ10 that has been converted into a substance necessary for use in cellular energy production. CoQ10 is also one of the most powerful known lipid-soluble antioxidants, protecting cells, organs and tissues from oxidative damage due to stress. For those who cannot convert ubiquinone to ubiquinol on their own, this supplement Ubiquinol formula ensures for efficiency and cell production. In the video below, I briefly discuss the possible anti-cancer role that ubiquinol may also play:

Cancer Q & A | Dr. Kevin Conners | Conners Clinic

Orthomolecular, regarding our Ubiquinol product, states that “CoQ10, or ubiquinone, is a lipid-soluble antioxidant which is found in every cell in the body. CoQ10 is abundant in the mitochondrial membrane and plays an important role in the synthesis of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a molecule of chemical energy upon which all cellular functions depend.” In this synthesis of ATP within the mitochondria, the coenzyme, CoQ10, is required for several enzymatic reactions to occur for the production of cellular energy ant to ultimately protect the body against free radicals produced during this process. CoQ10 has been shown to extend the cellular life cycle and benefit high-energy systems like the cardiovascular, neurological, and immune systems.

CoQ10 Deficiency

CoQ10 production in the body has been shown to decrease with age, leading to a CoQ10 deficiency. This may be caused with insufficient dietary intake of CoQ10, impairment in CoQ10 production, drug-induced CoQ10 depletion, gene mutations, and oxidative stress. HMG-CoA reductase is an enzyme required both the synthesis of cholesterol and CoQ10. Medications decreasing cholesterol, inhibit this enzyme so that cholesterol synthesis decreases, however, it also inhibits CoQ10 simultaneously. In this event, CoQ10 depletion becomes a significant issue, but supplementation can improve CoQ10 status and overall production to maintain optimal levels in the body.

Antioxidant Protection

Oxidative stress happens when there is an imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants required to neutralize them, creating oxidative damage. Oxidative stress solely depends on the amount of free radicals generated, the level of antioxidant reserves, and the rate of repair of cellular and tissue damage that has occurred. Ubiquinol is an electron donor, donating to help neutralize free radicals, thus providing protection against oxidative reactions in the body.

Cholesterol & Cardiovascular Health

Orthomolecular research states that, “CoQ10 appears to be a preventive factor for reducing low- density lipoprotein (LDL) oxidation- a major factor for supporting healthy cholesterol levels.” Studies show Ubiquinol significantly reduces LDL lipid peroxidation more efficiently than vitamin E. CoQ10 is highly important for all energy dependent processes, including the contraction of the heart muscle. CoQ10 also protects against free radical damage to the arterial vessels. In a double-blind placebo study, CoQ10 demonstrated significant support of cardiac function and increased tolerance for physical activity in relation to the cardiovascular system. Long term results of the study show CoQ10 helping maintain healthy blood pressure levels in more than half of the patients.


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