Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an essential compound found naturally in virtually every cell in the human body, which is also known as ubiquinone.

CoQ10 is a lipid-soluble substance whose primary role is as an essential intermediate of the electron transport system in the mitochondria. Adequate amounts of CoQ10 are necessary for cellular respiration and ATP production. CoQ10 also functions as an intercellular antioxidant, and its presence was then demonstrated in all cell membranes and in blood, both in high- and in low-density lipoproteins, where it is endued with antioxidant properties

Numerous disease processes associated with CoQ10 deficiency can benefit from CoQ10 supplementation, including primary and secondary CoQ10 deficiencies, mitochondrial diseases, fibromyalgia (a syndrome characterized by pain and muscle stiffness), cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, diabetes mellitus, atherosclerosis, migraine, male infertility, and periodontal disease.

It was reported patients who take cholesterol lowering drugs, which block the synthesis of CoQ10 inducing CoQ10 deficiency in the heart muscle, should make strong their heart with supplemental CoQ10.

Ubiquinol is the reduced, active form of ubiquinone and is found in almost every cell in our body. The human body uses CoQ10 by converting it into its active form (CoQH).

Being the active form, it is used directly by the body. Therefore, it acts faster than the standard form (CoQ10).

Ubiquinol plays an important role in preventing oxidative damage to membrane lipids and preventing the initiation and/or propagation of serum LDL (it is also called as bad cholesterol). Thus, it is a potent antioxidant.


From the age of 40, our body's ability to convert CoQ10 to CoQH decreases. Therefore, it becomes essential to take ubiquinol as a supplement.

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