Ubiquinol is a reduced form of Coenzyme Q-10. Coenzyme Q-10 is a vitamin-like substance naturally present in cell mitochondria. Anecdotally, some ubiquinol users report increases in energy and vitality, however scientific research has focused on its importance to heart health. A deficiency of coenzyme Q-10 is correlated with heart disease, and recent studies suggest that supplementation reduces heart disease fatalities. Some cardiac specialists have gone as far as to recommend that it should be used as a standard part of treatment for people with cardiac diseases.
According to Professor Svend Mortensen:
Other heart failure medications block rather than enhance cellular processes and may have side effects. Supplementation with CoQ10, which is a natural and safe substance, corrects a deficiency in the body and blocks the vicious metabolic cycle in chronic heart failure called the energy starved heart.
Ubiquinol Supplementation for Heart Health
A 2006 study found that cardiac patients taking ubiquinol could increase their heart’s ability to pump blood by 24 to 50%. A 2008 study found that supplementation with the active form of CoQ10, ubiquinol, is particularly effective in raising blood levels of CoQ10 in the body, even in people with heart failure who had already failed to show much improvement with other forms of CoQ10 supplementation.
A 2012 study found similar results using fit, exercise-trained individuals. Treatment with the popular cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins reduces the amount of circulating CoQ10 in the blood stream, and regular supplementation for statin patients was recommended by some of the above studies. If your doctor has placed you on cholesterol-lowering medications, talk to him or her about taking an Ubiquinol supplement.
Ubiquinol Supplements: Choose Only the Best
Ubiquinol has very few known side effects; however in large doses some people have reported nausea, stomach upset, or vomiting. Although generally regarded as a very safe supplement which occurs naturally in the body, some formulations of commercially available ubiquinol may contain impurities or be of dubious potency. At BioSynergy, our ubiquinol supplements, like all of our products, are independently certified to ensure potency, purity, and quality.
If you are considering ubiquinol supplementation, talk to your doctor about any possible side effects or drug interactions. Browse our full selection of heart health supplements, and do your own research to determine which products may be right for you. We back all of our products with a full 30-day money back guarantee.