Our History Timeline

1957

Fredrick Crane is the first to isolate CoQ10 from beef hearts

1958

Dr. Karl Folkers discovers the chemical structure of CoQ10

1970

Italian researcher, Dr. Gian Paolo Littarru along with Dr. Folkers determine that there is a deficiency of CoQ10 in heart disease

1978

Dr. Peter Mitchell receives a Nobel Prize for his research on important new aspects of CoQ10 in mitochondrial energy transduction and his chemiosmotic hypothesis

1985

Dr. Peter Langsjoen from the United States reports on double blind studies that show the significant impact CoQ10 has in cardiomyopathy

1986

Dr. Folkers is awarded the Priestly Medal from the American Chemical Society for his work with CoQ10

2007

Kaneka Corporation in Japan makes technological leaps in CoQ10 technology and is the first to manufacture the antioxidant form of CoQ10 known as Ubiquinol.

2013

Researchers recognize Ubiquinol as the preferred form of CoQ10 and the overwhelming majority are utilizing it in their U.S. human clinical trials

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1957

Fredrick Crane is the first to isolate CoQ10 from beef hearts

1958

Dr. Karl Folkers discovers the chemical structure of CoQ10

1970

Italian researcher, Dr. Gian Paolo Littarru along with Dr. Folkers determine that there is a deficiency of CoQ10 in heart disease

1974

Japan approves use of coenzyme Q10 for the treatment of congestive heart failure

1977

Kaneka Corporation begins producing yeast-fermented CoQ10

1978

Dr. Peter Mitchell receives a Nobel Prize for his research on important new aspects of CoQ10 in mitochondrial energy transduction and his chemiosmotic hypothesis

1982

CoQ10 consumption in Japan makes it one of the country’s top five medications

1985

Dr. Peter Langsjoen from the United States reports on double blind studies that show the significant impact CoQ10 has in cardiomyopathy

1986

Dr. Folkers is awarded the Priestly Medal from the American Chemical Society for his work with CoQ10

1990

CoQ10 becomes widely available as a dietary supplement

1997

The International Coenzyme Q10 Association is founded by renowned international scientists, nutritionists and doctors. Kaneka Corporation is among the founding members

2006

Due to rapid growth in consumer consumption of CoQ10 in the U.S., Kaneka Corporation builds Kaneka Nutrients, the first CoQ10 manufacturing plant in North America.

2007

Kaneka Corporation in Japan makes technological leaps in CoQ10 technology and is the first to manufacture the antioxidant form of CoQ10 known as Ubiquinol. 

2008

Kaneka manufactures Ubiquinol for the first time at its U.S. facility in Pasadena, TX

2013

Researchers recognize Ubiquinol as the preferred form of CoQ10 and the overwhelming majority are utilizing it in their U.S. human clinical trials

Consumer Health

There are many national brands that make Kaneka Ubiquinol products and can be found at your local pharmacy, natural grocer, and online retailers.