Cardiovascular health and cholesterol
Ubiquinol is present in almost all the body's cells and the muscles of the heart, in particular, contain very large quantities. This is why Ubiquinol is called "the heart's vitamin".
Our heart is a quite exceptional organ. It beats some 60 to 90 times a minute for a healthy adult. And in that time it pumps around 5 litres of blood. When the heart is permanently weakened, for example after a heart attack or disease, it is incapable of powering sufficient blood throughout the body. This results in exhaustion, breathlessness and tiredness even in accomplishing the most trivial tasks.
Food supplements to combat side effects
Many people take drugs that are called statins in order to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood. These 'fat reducers' can inhibit the formation of 'bad' cholesterol in the liver by preventing the enzyme necessary for cholesterol production from working. This enables the liver to absorb and metabolise more cholesterol in the blood. Too high a level of LDL, the 'bad cholesterol' in the blood is a risk factor for cardiovascular disorders such as arteriosclerosis.