What is the Difference Between COQ10 and Ubiquinol?

First to ward off confusion, COQ10 is also known as ubiquinone. Ubiquinol and COQ10 are derivatives of one another, making them almost identical with very slight differences. The difference between the two, chemically speaking, is ubiquinol holds two extra electrons which are able to be distributed freely in the body. This difference makes ubiquinol the better choice because it is more bioavailable (more absorbable by the body). Both forms are found in green leafy vegetables and organ meats, help to boost energy levels and are anti-aging. This is an imperative supplement for people taking statin drugs, who are fatigued or for general health and wellness over the age of 25 years old. They are fat soluble antioxidants which means they need to be taken with food in order to make them more absorbable. Interestingly enough, the absorption of either form is dependent upon your health demands. The dosage absorbed is actually self regulating. When you are unhealthy your body will take in more than when you are sick. 100 mg per day is the maintenance dose for either derivative. I recommend that my patients buy ubiquinol because it is more cost effective and more absorbable. You need to take 1/3 less the amount as compared to ubiquinone. This supplement called CoQnol (by Designs for Health) can be purchased right here on my website by entering the online store.

Information for this blog article was adapted from Dr. Mercola’s article entitled: Always Tired? Take Ubiquinol Daily to help Drench your Body with Energy. Dr. Mercola article