Results of our most recent bioequivalence study, investigating bioavailability of ubiquinone, have been published on Natural Products Insider, the leading information source for marketers, manufacturers and formulators of dietary supplements. Follow the link to gather more information or read the content below and download our infographic.
“The key to efficient CoQ10 supplementation is in increasing its absorption and not in the transformation of ubiquinone to ubiquinol form”, the results of a recent bioequivalence study confirm.
It is common knowledge that ubiquinone (oxidized form of CoQ10) is normally reduced to ubiquinol during the absorption in the intestine. For decades, it was believed that the ubiquinol form was superior to ubiquinone in terms of bioavailability, absorption and efficiency, especially with older adults. As an answer to this bioavailability question, Valens conducted a clinical trial, comparing ubiquinol to Q10Vital®, a special water-soluble form of ubiquinone.
Clinically proven, Q10Vital® is up to 8-times more bioavailable (with a median of 4) compared to crystalline (basic) CoQ10. Furthermore, results of the clinical trial confirmed there is no significant difference in bioavailability between Q10Vital® and ubiquinol. Findings additionally confirmed unobstructed conversion to ubiquinol even at the age of 65 or older.