Ubiquinol is the reduced, active antioxidant form of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). Produced naturally within healthy bodies, ubiquinol is CoQ10 that has been converted (¡§reduced¡¨) for use in the cellular energy production process. In addition to its critical role in energy production, it is the strongest lipid-soluble antioxidant available, protecting the body¡¦s cells from oxidative stress which can cause damage to proteins, lipids and DNA.
1¡BUbiquinol is one of the most active antioxidant forms of CoQ10, responsible for the powerful benefits associated with CoQ10.
2¡BUbiquinol is the reduced form of Coenzyme Q10, an important antioxidant in both mitochondria and lipid membranes, where it protects the body¡¦s cells in their battle against the destructive effects of free-radicals.
3¡BUbiquinol can limit the oxidation of LDL cholesterol; inadequate availability may contribute to atherosclerosis.
4¡BUbiquinol is one of the critical CoQ10 redox* forms for ATP (energy) production in every cell of the body, the other being traditional CoQ10 (Ubiquinone). Both forms must be present in sufficient quantities for efficient ATP production.
5¡B.Normally, the conversion process from CoQ10 to Ubiquinol occurs naturally in the body. But the 40+ population and those suffering from oxidative stress have difficulty converting it; Kaneka QHTM is the ¡¥pre-converted¡¨ form of CoQ10.
6¡BA recent study on mice showed that while those who supplemented with CoQ10 saw significant benefits, their ability to reduce CoQ10 into Ubiquinol began to diminish by late middle age. Those who supplemented with Kaneka QHTM showed marketed improvement in both physical appearance and activity into old age.