With healthy cells – a healthy body


We have spoken with Toscana Viar, who has a degree in Pharmacy, Diploma in Human Nutrition and Dietetics, she is also Specialist in Sports Nutrition by the International Olympic Committee, and the founder and director of The Health Company (Getxo); Since 2008 she is also coordinator of the Nutrition work group and member of the Training Commission of the Official College of Pharmacists in Bilbao.

Ubiquinol is the reduced form of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), which is a lipid electron carrier that drives electrons from complex I, and complex II to complex III in the mitochondria respiratory chain, which is required for the synthesis of most of the ATP in cells. Deficiency of CoQ10 causes severe neuromuscular diseases particularly severe myopathies that courses with muscle damage that can reach rhabdomyolysis [1]. Professional football players have extreme physical activities during the season through the daily trainings but also by the regular games, which are really competitive and mainly when these players participate in different national and international leagues as it happens to Athletic Club Bilbao, Spanish First League Team.

Supplementation with Ubiquinol, the active form of coenzyme Q10, can improve physical performance by influencing oxidative status and mitochondrial functionality