The antioxidant that supports your cardiovascular health

It has a host of health benefits, but the spotlight is now on how ubiquinol may help support a healthy cardiovascular system.

Your heart is one of your most precious commodities.

Beating on average around 72 times each minute, this hardworking muscular organ pumps nutrient-rich blood around our bodies 24/7, delivering oxygen to every single organ and cell.

It goes without saying a healthy heart is important, particularly as we get older and it has to work harder.

So what is ubiquinol, and how does it support cardiovascular health?

Ubiquinol is the reduced and active (more easily absorbed) form of Coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10, a naturally occurring antioxidant, which provides our cells with energy.

Our bodies have to convert conventional CoQ10 into ubiquinol before it can be used to create cellular energy but, in good news, it’s now available in supplement form.

Ubiquinol is the only form of CoQ10 that also functions as an antioxidant, helping counter the effects of increased oxidative stress that occurs naturally as we age.

Science has found that not only can ubiquinol help to support a healthy cardiovascular system, it also helps in maintaining healthy levels of LDL (low-density lipoprotein, also known as the “bad” cholesterol because it collects in the walls of our blood vessels).

The key difference between ubiquinol and CoQ10

In a nutshell, ubiquinol is like CoQ10 with an x-factor, with the key difference its ability to act as a potent lipid-soluble antioxidant, which basically means it penetrates the cell membrane more easily.

While the young and healthy among us can easily turn conventional CoQ10 into ubiquinol, from about the age of 30 this process becomes less efficient.

Which makes the thought of a daily supplement an easy way to up your “u” factor and support your cardiovascular health and overall wellness.

* Written by Liz McGrath. This post is brought to you by Kaneka. Always consult your healthcare practitioner prior to taking a supplement. Do not change your heart health medication without consulting your healthcare practitioner. Always read the label, use only as directed by a healthcare practitioner. A supplement is not a substitute for a healthy diet and healthy exercise.