Types of CoQ10
Though it’s only been available in U.S. stores since 2005, more than 60 research studies have been performed on the Ubiquinol form of CoQ10. We’ve summarized some of this research for you to explore on our Clinical Studies page.
When exploring Coenzyme Q10 supplements, it’s essential to understand that there are different forms available on the market. The two primary forms you’ll encounter are CoQ10 and Ubiquinol, each with distinct characteristics and potential applications. Let’s take a closer look at these types of CoQ10 and understand the main differences between them.
CoQ10, often referred to as Ubiquinone, is the more common and widely available form of this coenzyme. However, CoQ10 must be converted into its active form, Ubiquinol, within the body for optimal utilization, including acting as an antioxidant to protect cells from oxidative damage.
Ubiquinol is the active, antioxidant form of CoQ10. Unlike CoQ10, Ubiquinol supplements do not require conversion in the body, allowing them to be absorbed by the body 2 to 4 times better than conventional CoQ10. Ubiquinol is particularly valuable for individuals with difficulty converting CoQ10 into its active form.
Sourcing CoQ10 from Kaneka
When manufacturers choose Kaneka for their CoQ10 sourcing needs, they’re making a smart decision for several compelling reasons. Our unmatched expertise and commitment to quality, innovation, and sustainability make us the ideal supplier for manufacturers of CoQ10 supplements.
- Unrivaled Expertise: With decades of experience, our dedicated team ensures the highest quality and purity of our CoQ10 products.
- Sole Manufacturer of Ubiquinol: As the sole producer of Ubiquinol in the US and Japan, we offer the form that is 2 to 4 times more absorbent, meeting the demands of consumers seeking optimal absorption.
- Local Production: Being the only Ubiquinol and CoQ10 producer in the United States and Japan ensures quality adherence and reduces the environmental impact of transportation.
- Innovation and Sustainability: We’re committed to continuous innovation, investing in cutting-edge technologies, continued clinical research, and responsible sourcing to provide manufacturers with high-quality, sustainable products.
In North America, Kaneka manufactures high-quality Ubiquinol in its state-of-the-art facility located in Pasadena, Texas. From start to finish, Kaneka’s manufacturing process incorporates the highest standards of safety, and consumers look for the Kaneka Quality Seal to ensure they’re taking the high-quality Ubiquinol Kaneka is known for.
Experienced scientists created Kaneka Ubiquinol® that’s biochemically identical to the Ubiquinol the body naturally produces. Throughout the entire manufacturing process, Kaneka closely monitors and tests the product for quality. Every batch of Kaneka Ubiquinol® is produced and tested in a strictly controlled environment, which maintains the products’ integrity.
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