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Pure Encapsulations Ubiquinol-QH is the active antioxidant form of CoQ10, the preferred form for individuals over 40 or those experiencing increased oxidative stress
Ubiquinol is the active antioxidant form of CoQ10. It has an additional two hydrogen atoms and compromises the majority of the ubiquinone/ubiquinol pool in the plasma of healthy young subjects. In the body, the enzymatic conversion of ubiquinone to ubiquinol in the mitochondria is a key step in the electron transport chain and the manufacture of ATP./p>
General Support: Ubiquinol makes up over 90% of the CoQ10 found in the plasma of healthy young individuals, typically up to the age of about 40-45 years. This makes ubiquinol especially important for older individuals, individuals who may be experiencing greater levels of oxidative or physical stress, or individuals who appear not to respond to regular CoQ10 supplementation (possibly due to poor conversion of CoQ10 to ubiquinol in the body). Research suggests that it may be more readily absorbed than the ubiquinone form. The safety and bioavailability of ubiquinol were evaluated after single oral dose and 4-week multiple dose studies. Significant gastrointestinal absorption was observed and no clinically significant adverse effects were noted.
Cardiovascular Support: In a preliminary case report involving an open clinical evaluation using ubiquinol, a U.S. cardiologist reports that plasma CoQ10 levels doubled for one 52 year-old woman after supplementation with 300 mg ubiquinol in divided doses for one month. It was also noted that ubiquinol supported a healthy ratio of CoQ10 to lipids. In a separate case, a 65 year-old male not responding to CoQ10 supplementation experienced a 4-fold increase in plasma CoQ10 after supplementation with the same dose of ubiquinol. In addition, ubiquinol supported healthy ejection fraction and mitral valve function while supporting overall physical activity and quality of life.
CoQ10 is produced by microbial (yeast) fermentation. There is no residual yeast in the final product. Medium chain triglycerides are derived from palm oil. Gelatin is bovine-derived. Lecithin is derived from sunflower. Ascorbyl palmitate is derived from corn dextrose fermentation and palm oil.
Pure Encapsulations recommends 1-2 softgels daily with meals.
Rarely, CoQ10 may cause mild gastrointestinal upset, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation. If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product.
CoQ10 may be contraindicated for individuals taking blood thinning medication. Consult your physician for more information.
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Directions: Take 1 softgel per day with a meal, or as directed by a health professional.
Other Ingredients: medium chain triglycerides, gelatin, glycerin, ascorbyl palmitate, purified water, beeswax, soy lecithin, annatto extract.