UBQH™ provides ubiquinol, the active, reduced form of CoQ10 which is more bioavailable than standard CoQ10. UBQH is ideal for patients requiring high doses of CoQ10, older individuals, and those patients for whom CoQ10 conversion may be problematic. The nutritional supplement CoQ10 (ubiquinone) is commonly recommended for cardiovascular, neurological, and healthy aging support. Ubiquinol (QH) is very unstable outside of the body and it readily converts to CoQ10 when exposed to oxygen. Using a patented process to stabilize QH, the bioactive form of CoQ10 is able to retain its structure and unique properties. UBQH is the stable and reduced form of CoQ10, which can provide the direct supplementation that ordinary, oxidized CoQ10 cannot. UBQH provides cellular energy support by preventing oxidation as well as cardiovascular, neurological and immune support.
Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10, is dynamically cycled between two states: ubiquinone, the oxidized state that shuttles electrons, and ubiquinol, the reduced state that releases electrons. Ubiquinol is an unstable compound and converts to ubiquinone upon exposure to light or oxygen. In older individuals, supplementation with stable ubiquinol resulted in greater sustained plasma levels of the active form of CoQ10 (ubiquinol). CoQ10 is a nutrient that’s found in the mitochondria. Called a “coenzyme” because of its unique ability to participate in chemical reactions and remain unchanged, CoQ10 assists in two vital cellular activities: ATP production and free radical scavenging. To carry out these activities, mitochondrial CoQ10 continuously cycles from ubiquinone, its ATP production state, to ubiquinol, its antioxidant free radical scavenging state. Ubiquinone contributes to ATP production by the shuttling or transporting of electrons. To meet the considerable energy needs of cellular activities, the electron transport chain makes considerable quantities of ATP. The electron transport chain also creates an enormous amount of free radicals – about 1 trillion oxygen radicals per cell every day. Most of these oxygen radicals are contained within the membrane folds of the mitochondria; however, about two percent are able to get free. The antioxidant form of CoQ10, ubiquinol, scavenges free radicals within the mitochondria and cell membranes. The highest concentration of CoQ10 is found in cardiovascular (heart), nervous system (brain), liver, and kidney cells.
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