Bluebonnet’s CellularActive® CoQ10 Ubiquinol Vegetarian Softgels provide 200mg of the “active” antioxidant form of CoQ10 (ubiquinol) rather than the popular, oxidized form (ubiquinone), which must be converted to ubiquinol in the body. Aging, intense training and certain medications like statins compromise the levels and/or natural production of CoQ10 in the body, as well as the conversion of ubiquinone to ubiquinol. That’s specifically why athletes and seniors benefit from ubiquinol supplementation. Available in easy-to-swallow vegetarian softgels for maximum assimilation and absorption. Soy-free and suitable for vegetarians.
Coenzyme Q10, a fat-soluble vitamin-like substance that is present in nearly all human tissues, is essential for the cellular processes of energy production in the mitochondria. CoQ10 functions as an antioxidant in both the mitochondria and lipid membranes by scavenging free radicals either directly or in conjunction with tocopherol. Ubiquinone is the fully oxidized, non-active form of CoQ10 and the most common. Once ingested and absorbed in the body, the majority is converted to the active form called Ubiquinol. In healthy humans, most of the CoQ10 found in the heart, intestines and liver is Ubiquinol. It also accounts for more than 90% of the CoQ10 in plasma. However, many factors – including the normal aging process, medications and oxidative stress – have been found to compromise Ubiquinol levels in the body. For example, as the body ages, it not only produces less CoQ10, it is less able to convert Ubiquinone into the active antioxidant form. So supplementation of Ubiquinol provides CoQ10 that can be immediately utilized by the body, which is particularly important for seniors whose ability to convert Ubiquinone to Ubiquinol is compromised and athletes who undergo oxidative stress during strenuous physical activity. Dietary sources high in CoQ10 include liver, beef, chicken and some vegetable oils.
Antioxidants remove potentially damaging oxidizing agents – known as free radicals – from within the body. Free radicals can damage DNA, as well as proteins and lipids within cells, altering or inhibiting cellular function. They may be generated by strenuous physical activity; physiological processes, especially in defense against microbes and other foreign substances; and especially exposure to harmful environmental factors, such as smog, ozone, chemicals, drugs, smoking and radiation. Dietary antioxidants – which include carotenoids and vitamins E and C – help control or eliminate free radicals by donating electrons to cells throughout the body. This offsets the potential damage caused by free radicals and helps maintain cellular health.
Exogenous antioxidants are available through the diet and include amino acids (N-acetyl-L-cysteine, taurine and L-glutathione), carotenoids (beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein and zeaxanthin), minerals (selenium and zinc) and vitamins C and E. Endogenous antioxidants are produced in the body and include ubiquinone/ubiquinol (CoQ10), alpha lipoic acid, and superoxide dismutase (SOD), the master cellular defense enzyme. However, supplementation of endogenous antioxidants is essential since many factors – the normal aging process, medications and oxidative stress – have been found to compromise their levels in the body.
As a dietary supplement, take one softgel daily, preferably with a meal or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Serving Size: 1 Softgel
Servings per Container: 30
Ubiquinol (Kaneka QHTM) - 100mg
Other Ingredients: Medium chain triglycerides, soluble food starch, glycerin, sea vegetable extract, white beeswax, purified water, non-GMO sunflower lecithin, ascorbyl palmitate, lycopene (Lyc-O-Mato®) complex.
Free of milk, egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans.
Also free of gluten, barley, rice, sodium and sugar.