What is the difference between ubiquinone and ubiquinol?
CoQ10 is present in the human body in both, oxidized (ubiquinone) and reduced (ubiquinol) form. Ubiquinol shifts to Ubiquinone during or following the absorption in the intestine, consequently its function is not affected by the form in which it is consumed. The key challenge is the initial CoQ10 absorption, which is highly improved in Q10Vital®.
Continuous conversion between Ubiquinone and Ubiquinol (reduction –oxidation) takes place in vivo. Depending on whether CoQ10 is in the blood and lymph or inside the mitochondria of the cells, it shifts to the form that is needed in the particular situation.