What Are The Different Forms of CoQ10?
Not all CoQ10 is created equal - what are the two types?

15 June 2009
Paul A.J.

Different types of CoQ10

As you might not be aware, CoQ10 (or Coenzyme Q as it is popularly known) are found in the cells of all living beings including humans. The amount of CoQ10 can however vary from one species to another. CoQ10 is present in sufficient amounts within our dietary sources and good amounts can be found in the likes of; krill, fish, meat, and rice bran and so on.

There are two different types of CoQ10 present in our body. They are- Ubiquinol and Ubiquinone.

The Ubiquinol form of CoQ10 can be used readily unlike CoQ10 Ubiquinone. These two forms of CoQ10 are classified differently based on their bioavailability. The bioavailability of Ubiquinone is far higher in comparison to that of Ubiquinol. Owing to this, Ubiquinone gets converted to Ubiquinol more readily and is absorbed more easily by the cells. Instead of taking in standard CoQ10, if supplements of Ubiquinol are taken, the body is likely to get more of CoQ10.

Irrespective of the brand of CoQ10 supplement that you decide to take, make sure that it is taken with food and during meal times. This is because CoQ10 is a fat soluble nutrient. There are many added cofactors that are associated with these CoQ10 supplements, therefore these cofactors will increase the bioavailability of Coenzyme Q10 like bioperin, vitamin E, and omega 3.

Ubiquinone was one of the most recognized forms CoQ10 until now. However, in recent times, Japan researchers have been able to produce a bio-identical and more pure form of CoQ10 which is also referred to as Ubiquinol. The Ubiquinol is CoQ10’s downline metabolite. Because of this, it is considered stronger and one of the most active versions of CoQ10.

You don’t have to worry if your body is able to convert CoQ10 into its most active form or not, because as you grow older, the ability to produce CoQ10 and its conversion to a more active form- Ubiquinol decreases substantially. People suffering from diseases like diabetes, heart problems, autoimmune disorders, etc, find it very difficult to covert CoQ10 to Ubiquinol. So the presence of Ubiquinol is essential to these people.

For more information on Ubiquinol supplementation go to www.heartattackprofessor.com/heart-health-nutrients-and-supplements.html


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