Coenzym Q10 & Ubiquinol Energy production in every cell
We are left dissatisfied if our life's experience leaves lines on our faces. Instead, we search for possibilities to stop or at least to slow down the aging process of our cells. We want to feel good in our skin. But frequently the sun and our daily cares have caused our epidermis - the outer layer of skin - to suffer.
We try to conquer age from the outside using creams and through food supplements from the inside. The coenzyme Q10 and its reduced form, ubiquinol or ubiquinone are highly popular both as creams and as a nutritional supplement. These play a decisive role in the mitochondrial energy production of every cell (i.e. the conversion of food into energy). If this process is disrupted, it can adversely affect cell renewal.
What is Coenzyme Q10?
Coenzym Q10 is one of the so-called vitaminoids and is also designated as ubiquinol or ubiquinone. With regard to its molecular structure, it is similar to vitamins K and E. Because it is related to the energy production of the body's cells, it is found in larger quantities in the organs which require a lot of energy such as the heart, lungs and liver. On the one hand, Q10 is produced by the body itself, and on the other it can be absorbed through food.
Which foods contain Q10?
The foods containing a particularly high proportion of coenzyme Q10 are:
- Oily fish (e.g. sardines)
- Cold-pressed vegetable oils (e.g. olive oil)
- Young spinach
People who regularly consume foods of these types should generally also have a sufficient supply of Q10.
What is ubiquinone or ubiquinol?
Ubiquinol (English, and the conventional spelling) or also ubiquinone is very similar to coenzyme Q10, as it concerns the reduced form of coenzyme Q1. The difference between the two is their biological availability. This is substantially higher for ubiquinol. Whereas Q10 can only be processed in part by the body, as it first has to be converted, ubiquinol is directly available to the body. Intake of the reduced form (ubiquinol) therefore makes it easier for the body to process it. The endogenous synthesis of Q10 and the conversion of Q10 into ubiquinol may be impaired in the elderly. In such cases, the supplementary intake of ubiquinol is one way of ensuring a sufficient concentration in the body.
The word Kaneka is frequently heard in connection with ubiquinol. This is the name of a company from Japan which concerned itself at a very early stage with the production of coenzyme Q10, and was the first company to manufacture its reduced form, ubiquinol. Until today, the quality of Kaneka Ubiquinol® is considered undisputed and applies as the quality standard. For this reason, Herbafit also makes use of Kaneka Ubiquinol® as the raw material for its products.
Ubiquinol and a desire to have children
Prior to the consumption of food supplements with Q10 or ubiquinol by pregnant women, breastfeeding women or children and teenagers under the age of 18, we hereby expressly wish to warn you that the mode of action of the substance has not yet been sufficiently researched. Many women with a desire to have children have reported in online forums of their positive ubiquinol experiences in the improvement of the egg cell quality. As a general rule, however, you should always first consult the doctor treating you for advice.