Ubiquinol is the antioxidant form of coenzyme Q10 which is essential for cellular energy synthesis in the mitochondria. The body gets ubiquinol from biosynthesis, supplementation and a small amount from diet. Ubiquinol is a potent antioxidant which is capable of regenerating other oxidants such as Vitamin E and Vitamin C. The main functions of this enzyme include cellular energy production and antioxidant protection. The ubiquinol has impacts on cardiovascular health, renal health, neuronal metabolism, and inflammation and gene expression. As age advances, natural production of ubiquinol decreases in the body; therefore supplementation with ubiquinol becomes important to maintain good health.
Health Benefits of Ubiquinol Supplement
- Ubiquinol helps heart cells to produce more energy and increases the performance of the heart especially in congestive cardiac failure.
- In the blood, ubiquinol is found in lipoproteins [a type of LDL cholesterol], it reduces the blood cholesterol levels and narrowing of coronary arteries in patients with coronary artery disease.
- The antioxidant properties of ubiquinol protect the body from damaging effects of free radicals and prevent aging.
- Supplementation of ubiquinol protects the nervous system from neurotoxin that induces Parkinson’s disease.
- The antioxidant effects of ubiquinol play an important role in chronic kidney disease. Supplementation of ubiquinol in patients with chronic kidney disease reduces urine albumin and hypertension significantly.
To promote overall health, typical dosage of ubiquinol is 30 mg to 90mg per day. The daily required dosage of Ubiquinol in various conditions is as follows; Angina – 150mg, High Blood Pressure- 100mg twice daily, to reduce risk of subsequent Heart Attacks- 60 to 120mg, Congestive Cardiac Failure- 90 to 200mg, Cardiomyopathy- 100 to 150mg, to improve athletic performance- 60 to 120mg, Halitosis and gum diseases- 50 to 60mg, Parkinson’s disease- 1200mg, Alzheimer’s disease- 60mg, Breast Cancer- 90 to 390mg, Diabetes Type 1 and Type 2- 120mg, HIV/AIDS- 200mg, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease [COPD]- 90mg, Lung cancer- 100mg, Insulin Resistance- 120mg, Male infertility- 60mg, Tinnitus- 100mg and Prostate cancer-`600mg.
Gastrointestinal side effects of ubiquinol include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Some cases reported allergic reactions in the form of skin rashes. Neurological side effects include dizziness and light sensitivity in the eyes. There are reports of flue like symptoms and fatigue.