There is always a question about CoQ10. Doctors recommend it again and again, on the market there are a lot of different offers, it is very difficult to make a decision and the right product and dosage.
There are currently studies on CoQ10 and many good things are attributed to the substance. It is said to be helpful for many things, including neurodgenerative diseases. What is CoQ10 anyway, what is the difference between ubiquinone and ubiquinol and why are they dosed differently?
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an antioxidant that the body produces naturally. Cells use CoQ10 for growth and maintenance. The level of CoQ10 in the body decreases with age. It has also been found that CoQ10 levels are also lower in people with certain diseases, such as MSA.
CoQ10 is found in meat, fish and nuts. However, the amount of CoQ10 contained in these food sources is not enough to significantly increase CoQ10 levels in the body. CoQ10 supplements are available in the form of capsules, chewable tablets, liquid syrup and by infusion.
Coenzyme Q10 (also called ubiquinone) is an inactive form and is converted to an active form ubiquinol in our body. Ubiquinol is the biologically active form of Q10 (ubiquinone). . The fat-soluble coenzyme Q10 is present in every cell of the body. Q10 is essential for supplying our cells with energy. Q10 has an important function, protecting fatty acids from free radicals.
Ubiquinol taken orally is better absorbed by the body and also has a better biological availability than ubiquinone. When taking ubiquinol, this conversion process, which may be more difficult for various reasons (e.g. older age), is not necessary. Therefore, in many situations, supplementation with ubiquinol is better than with regular Q10 (ubiquinone).
Poor dietary habits quickly lead to Q10 deficiency. In addition, the amount of Q10 we consume in our daily diet is usually insufficient, especially for those with disease.
So that’s why CoQ10 comes in so many different price ranges – health insurance companies don’t pay for the supplement, of course. That ubiquinol is the better choice is indisputable. I take the one from mse Pharma, Dr Enzmann, the coenzyme in liquid form. You can also get advice there by phone. Of course, it is not as cheap as any tablets somewhere on the net. About the taste can also be argued, some find it delicious, some the opposite. Some claim to feel a change. Motor skills are said to be better. I have a hard time with it, but I also have a moderate course, and whether it would be different without CoQ10, I don’t know, I don’t dare to stop.