Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is responsible for fueling our mitochondria, the energy powerhouses of our cells. CoQ10 also protects cells from oxidative damage and disease-causing bacteria or viruses. It’s present in every cell of our body, however the highest concentrations are found in organs with the greatest energy demands, such as the heart, kidneys, lungs, and liver.
Why is CoQ10 Essential?
As the primary antioxidant in cells, CoQ10 protects and nourishes mitochondria. Without adequate CoQ10, production of ATP (the energy currency of cells) declines and oxidation and dysfunction increase.
As we age, cardiovascular disease becomes more prevalent, and it’s no accident that CoQ10 production also decreases as we age. Thus, older populations seem to be deficient in this key compound.
Main Benefits of CoQ10
Ubiquinone vs. Ubiquinol – Which is Better?
There are two types of CoQ10 that exist naturally in our body: ubiquinone and ubiquinol. Both can be found in supplement form. Though both forms of CoQ10 are beneficial, there are key elements to consider when choosing a form to supplement with.
Ubiquinone in the body acts as an oxidized form of CoQ10 and in supplement form it remains fat soluble and is unstable. This form can be converted into the active form known as ubiquinol – more readily utilized by the body. Aging and other factors like stress, oxidative damage and increased usage of prescription medication inhibit the conversion process from ubiquinone to ubiquinol in the body.
Why is Active Ubiquinol More Effective?
Active ubiquinol is highly effective for helping to reduce cellular oxidation. Clinical studies have shown that when compared to standard CoQ10 supplements, ubiquinol is 8x better absorbed in the bloodstream; reduces exercise-induced fatigue by 90%; and slows aging by 40%. But, because of its nature, ubiquinol is also unstable and can easily be converted back into its oxidized form.
Innovite’s Inno-Q-Nol® products feature ubiquinol, the most bioactive form of CoQ10. Backed by over 30 years of clinical research, Inno-Q-Nol® is enhanced with a unique Q-Nol® process. This includes ascorbyl palmitate (vitamin C), medium chain triglycerides, and annatto seed extract. This 3-tier approach ensures the CoQ10 ubiquinol in Inno-Q-Nol® remains not only active but guaranteed stable for highest potency. Innovite’s active and body-ready form of ubiquinol can be utilized without any conversion process.
This makes it an ideal form for those with high exposure to chronic stress, those who are over 50 in age and looking to better cellular health, and those who might be taking multiple prescription medications. Due to its enhanced Q-Nol® process, the CoQ10 in Inno-Q-Nol® is not only active for the best absorption but stable for the highest potency of the important protective antioxidant CoQ10.