What is Ubiquinol?
Ubiquinol is the activated form of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)—also known as ubiquinone, which comes from the word "ubiquitous," meaning everywhere. It exists in nearly every cell of your body and in all forms of animal life. Ubiquinone is produced naturally by your body and used to create ATP (energy) in the mitochondria of every cell of your body. Without CoQ10, your body would be unable to produce or sustain energy. Ubiquinol is the activated form of coenzyme 10, or CoQ10.
Levels of Ubiquinol decline with aging, because our bodies are less effective in converting it from Ubiquinone. Clinical evidence suggests that Ubiquinol supplementation helps maintain cardiovascular health and prevent free radical cell damage.*
NatureWise Ubiquinol comprises 100% Pure Kaneka QH® Ubiquinol, the only commercially stable and active form of Ubiquinol available. It was developed by the Kaneka Corporation after decades of research and development. Organic extra virgin olive oil and medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) are added to help with the absorption of the supplement, since Ubiquinol is fat-soluble.
What is Ubiquinol Used For?
Supportive evidence suggests that regular supplementation with Ubiquinol can supply necessary energy for cells, provide nervous system support, reduce oxidative stress, and promote cardiovascular health.
Why Do We Need to Supplement With Ubiquinol?
In order to produce energy, CoQ10 must first be converted into Ubiquinol. In their 20s most healthy people can readily produce all of the CoQ10 they need and efficiently convert it into Ubiquinol. As we get older CoQ10 production and conversion to Ubiquinol progressively declines in all the organs and tissues throughout the body, a fact that scientists attribute as one of the causes of fatigue and the decline in stamina and energy often associated with aging.*
Why not just take CoQ10 (Ubiquinone) instead of Ubiquinol?
more easily dissolves in water. This means it can disperse through the cells of the Ubiquinol declines as we age. In addition, Ubiquinol into CoQ10Remember that the ability to convert mitochondria more easily than CoQ10, and thus can be better absorbed by the body. Studies have shown that people taking Ubiquinol had higher concentrations of the antioxidant in their blood levels than those taking CoQ10.
What is the suggested use?
The suggested use for NatureWise Ubiquinol is as follows:
- Adults take 1 softgel one to three times daily with meals.
Is Ubiquinol safe?
The information from studies done to date suggest that Ubiquinol is safe* when taken according to instructions.
Ubiquinol has been safely used in studies lasting up to 30 months.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Research shows that the use of Ubiquinol 100 mg twice daily has been safely used during pregnancy, starting at 20 weeks until term.
Women who are breast-feeding should avoid use, since there is insufficient reliable information in this population.
What adverse reactions or side effects are reported with Ubiquinol?
Orally, coenzyme 10 is generally well tolerated. In clinical studies, there have been no reports of significant adverse effects. Very rare side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, appetite suppression, and heartburn. These can be minimized by reducing the total daily amounts or splitting the dosage.
Are there any drug or herb interactions reported with Ubiquinol?
Most herbs and supplements have not been thoroughly tested for interactions with other herbs, supplements, drugs, or foods. Although by no means an exhaustive list, the interactions listed below are based on reports in scientific publications, laboratory experiments, or traditional use. If you have a medical condition, or are taking other drugs, herbs, or supplements, you should speak with a qualified healthcare provider before starting a new medication or supplement.
- Antihypertensive drugs
- Warfarin (Coumadin)
- Herbs/dietary supplements
- , L-arginine, casein peptides, cat's claw, fish oil, Andrographis may reduce blood pressure, so combining it with other herbs and supplements with the same impact is not recommended. Ubiquinollycium, stinging nettle, and theanine are also thought to promote hypotension (low blood pressure) .
- Other herbs and supplements that may interact with Ubiquinol
- Red yeast
- Vitamin K
If a drug or dietary supplement is not on the list, does this mean there are no interactions?
The drug (or dietary supplement) you inquired about is not listed on our current list of known interactions. We strongly recommend that you consult your physician regarding your personal healthcare needs.
Are there any disease interactions reported with Ubiquinol?
- Surgery (can affect blood pressure)
Are there any food interactions reported with Ubiquinol?
There are none reported.
What else do I need to know about NatureWise Ubiquinol?
NatureWise Ubiquinol is manufactured in the USA, using non-GMO, gluten-free, and kosher ingredients.
Each softgel capsule comprises 100% Kaneka QH® Ubiquinol. The capsule is composed of bovine gelatin, glycerin, and water. Other ingredients include organic chain triglycerides (MCT), rosemary oil extract, yellow beeswax, sunflower lecithin, and ascorbyl palmitate. NatureWise Ubiquinol contains no yeast, wheat, gluten, dairy, corn, soy, eggs, sugar, tree nuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, or hydrogenated oils.
FDA Disclaimer About Health Claims
Please note that the following statement is required to accompany a health claim, such as “may help “maintain cardiovascular health and prevent free radical cell damage.*” It appears on all NatureWise labels and sales copy.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.