sentrysnipe, on 18-Sep 2008, 06:47 PM, said:
Do not buy CoQ10 (-quinone)! Waste of money.
Get Ubiquinol instead. Healthy Origins brand, Kaneka QH (manufacturer) on iHerb. Best product ever!!!!
What studies are out there that prove ubiquinol is in fact better than ubiquinone? And I mean data from human studies, not one or two small rodent studies. The majority of the data on ubiquinol, so far, seems mostly marketing-related. And the absorption data they state is all over the place.
Perhaps for the elderly, ubiquinol would in fact be better, as they may have a problem converting ubiquinone to ubiquinol in their bodies, or have some absorption issues. For everyone else... not so sure.
I did find one article about ubiquinol/ubiquinone, fabrications regarding each, and other info:
And not sure how scientific it is, but I had my serum CoQ10 levels tested. I did just fine with regular ubiqunone, taken at the same time as fish oil. My serum level was around 3.6-3.7ish (I forget exactly) at 200mg daily. LEF states 150 ubiquinol would produce approx. the same, at 3.84 mcg/mL. And I took dry capsules. So basing it on cost effectiveness, it seems to me than normal ubiquinone would make the most sense, unless a person was shooting for super high serum levels perhaps. But for most, I see no benefit to that.
Anyone else out there get their serum levels tested? It'd be interesting to see if ubiquinol does actually result in higher serum levels vs normal ubiquinone, in the general population. I suspect if the same delivery system is used for each, there may not be any real difference.
Edited by nameless, 19 September 2008 - 12:45 AM.