ubiqinone ubiqinol CoQ10 egg quality

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In the body, CoQ10 exists either in its oxidized form, ubiquinone, or in its reduced form, ubiquinol.
When oxidized CoQ10 (ubiquinone) accepts an electron, it becomes reduced (ubiquinol). In the same way, when ubiquinol donates an electron, it becomes ubiquinone.

Many studies demonstrated that orally ingesting CoQ10 in the ubiquinone form had beneficial effects on the heart, brain, kidneys, and other tissues. The fact is, however, that most ubiqunone becomes naturally reduced to ubiquinol. This means, ubiquinol is the active metabolite of CoQ10 and the optimal way to supplement CoQ10 would be to take it in the ubiquinol form. Many supplement producers claim, the ubiquinol form of CoQ10 is 5-8 times more potent in reaching the therapeutic effects of CoQ10 concentration in blood, such as needed for improving egg quality and health.

One way or the other, our eggs use an amazing amount of energy to maturate, become fertilized, and support early embryonic development. I was impressed to learn, that women’s eggs have 200 times more cellular batteries, known as mitochondria, than just about any other cell in the entire human body. Only the heart cells come close to eggs in the number of mitochondria!

This and much more I’ve explained in this article: Ubiquinone or ubiquinol to improve egg quality?


CoQ10 supplements (with Ubiqunol CoQ10 for better bioavailability):

NatureWise Ubiquinol with 100% Pure Kaneka QH, the Active Form of CoQ10, 100 mg, 120 Softgels               Life Extension Super Ubiquinol CoQ10 with Enhanced Mitochondrial, 100 Mg, Softgels, 60-Count