Most commercially available CoQ10 uses Ubiquinone which is the fully oxidized form of Coenzyme Q10 and the form generally sold commercially. Once ingested and absorbed in the body – more than 90% of the ingested Ubiquinone is converted into its “active” antioxidant form called Ubiquinol. However, research, (in animals and humans), has shown Ubiquinol to be absorbed better than Ubiquinone. Therefore, Ubiquinol might afford an advantage over ubiquinone especially in individuals who do not absorb regular CoQ10 from supplements too well. Which brings up the question – why wasn’t Ubiquinol, the “active” antioxidant form of Coenzyme Q10, as readily available as the Ubiquinone form of CoQ10? The problem was stability and it was recently solved by Kaneka Corp of Japan and now utilized in the new Bio QSorb® ActiveQ® from Tishcon Corp. Bio-Q-Sorb® and Active Q® are registered trademarks of Tishcon Corp. Kaneka QHTM is a trademark of Kaneka Corp.
ActiveQ® uses Ubiquinol the active antioxidant form of Coenzyme Q10
ActiveQ® uses only Kaneka QHTM Ubiquinol
More than 90% of the circulating CoQ10 in our body is present as Ubiquinol