With healthy cells – a healthy body

Natural energy and vitality for sportsmen and women

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No energy without Ubiquinol
No energy without Ubiquinol (© Kzenon, Fotolia)

Most people know about Coenzyme Q10 though its use in anti-ageing creams and food supplements. The active and more easily assimilated form of Coenzyme Q10 is Ubiquinol. Products based on Coenzyme Q10 have been in the cosmetics market for some considerable time, and the European market is now seeing the emergence of Ubiquinol-based products to be taken orally. But the advantages of this substance, which sportsmen and women appreciate so much, are relatively little known in Europe.


It's completely different in Japan, however. Ubiquinol has been known for a long time and is very popular as a food supplement for both amateur and professional sports enthusiasts. For the Japanese Ladies' football team, world champions in 2011, or the Japanese Olympic athletes, Ubiquinol lives up to the 'Ubi' in its name - it's everywhere. The Japanese weightlifter, Mlle Hiromi Miyake, silver medallist at the 2012 London Olympics, stated that she felt "full of energy", even after very intensive training sessions, having introduced a daily dose of 200 to 300 mg of Ubiquinol as a food supplement into her preparations a year before the Games.


No energy without Ubiquinol
Ubiquinol exists naturally throughout the human body. As a micro-nutrient that resembles a vitamin, it is produced naturally by our bodies and also occurs in very small quantities in almost all natural foodstuffs. In the body, Ubiquinol is found in two distinct forms - Coenzyme Q10 and Ubiquinol itself. Ubiquinol has the advantage that it is directly assimilated by the body without any need for activation - thus immediately available. And it is in this form that it is most frequently found in the body.

 

Our bodies cannot function without Ubiquinol. It is an essential element in the process of transforming food into energy at an individual cell level. Each cell needs to have a sufficient supply of Ubiquinol to function correctly. In addition Ubiquinol works as a powerful anti-oxidant. It helps protect cells from the potential damage caused by free radicals, the harmful residues the presence of which is helped by aggressive environmental influences. Free radicals are here a sort of waste product produced by the body's metabolism, and are found increasingly numerous in the body. Anti-oxidants like Ubiquinol attenuate the signs of age that the body may show, and can reinforce the organism's immune system.


Against tiredness and exhaustion
From age 25 onwards the body's metabolism starts slowing down. With age, and especially associated with intense physical effort, the body becomes increasingly unable to provide its energy requirements by the production of Ubiquinol using natural bodily processes. Illness or permanent stress can also cause a lack of this vital substance. A normal diet only provides around 10 mg of Ubiquinol on average. This is too little to cover intensive requirements. These deficiencies manifest themselves with tiredness, despondency and muscular pains. And then performance becomes difficult to sustain. Simple effort leaves the body listless and tired. Painful muscular aches, shaking and cramp are also signs of such deficiency.  A targeted Ubiquinol-based food supplement can be an answer to all this.

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