CoQ10 vs. Ubiquinol

The Secret is Out: CoQ10 is a Waste of Money!*

*(in those over the age of 40)

CoQ10 just doesn’t work in adults aged 40+… but Ubiquinol does. Ubiquinol and CoQ10 are two sides of the same coin. When CoQ10 is “charged” with an extra electron, it becomes Ubiquinol: the energizing, antioxidant form that provides health benefits.

Imagine the coin flipping in sunlight. Every time it glints, that is the energized Ubiquinol form. Every time it goes dark, Ubiquinol’s energy has been “donated” for a life-sustaining action — turning it back into CoQ10. This exchange underlies all body energy.

Of the two, Ubiquinol is the active, easy-to-absorb form that sparks 95% of the body’s energy and is responsible for all CoQ10 wellness benefits. Ubiquinol is pre-converted, already “charged” for immediate energizing antioxidant benefits.

CoQ10 vs. Ubiquinol: Which one should I take?

If you’re over 40, take Ubiquinol. At this life stage, CoQ10 is a waste of money. That’s because the body loses the ability to absorb, convert and use CoQ10 over time. Ubiquinol “goes in hot” and is ready-to-use.

If you are going to take nutritional supplements, you may as well be taking those that are working effectively in your body. Since Ubiquinol is pre-converted, it is easily assimilated and utilized by the body. Preliminary research shows that Ubiquinol is much more effective than ubiquinone at raising CoQ10 plasma levels. In fact, some evidence suggests Ubiquinol may be 8x more absorbable than CoQ10 (50 mg of Ubiquinol = 400 mg of CoQ10)! I now only recommend Ubiquinol to my patients. Ubiquinol is helpful for anyone at any age with cardiovascular, neurological, liver-related, or diabetes related health problems, or for anyone who is compromised by excessive oxidative stress or free radical load.” ~ Dr. Fred Pescatore

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CoQ10 Absorption

CoQ10 is notoriously hard to absorb, especially for adults aged 40+. Even high supplemental CoQ10 may yield only modest CoQ10 increases in the blood. As CoQ10’s active antioxidant, Ubiquinol delivers all the same benefits of CoQ10 – just in a form that is far easier to absorb.

The chart at right illustrates two research studies that found smaller servings of Ubiquinol appear far more efficient at raising plasma levels of CoQ10 (see chart). In fact, one study suggests that those taking Ubiquinol had a 430% increase in plasma levels, compared to those taking CoQ10 alone.

Less Ubiquinol works better than more CoQ10 (in those aged 40+). This may not only translate to supercharged energy levels and antioxidant benefits, but also better cost-effectiveness for health-conscious consumers. Ubiquinol benefits provide what diet and the 40+ body cannot: The active, ready-to-use form.


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