Do you feel lethargic? Feel like you could do with an energy boost? You could have low levels of Ubiquinol. Read on to find out what it is and why you need it.
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Recently I received an email asking if I’d like to see if Kaneka Ubiquinol* could help boost my energy levels. To be honest, I thought that my energy levels are generally pretty good. OK, so I feel like I need an afternoon nap one or two times a week, but that’s normal, isn’t it?
After all life is pretty busy – there are teenagers to drive around, a dog to walk, a blog to write, not to mention all the general household chores. So perhaps I could benefit from a bit of an energy boost after all!
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What is Ubiquinol?
Like me, you may not have heard of Ubiquinol before. It’s the active form of CoQ10, which you might recognise as an anti-ageing ingredient in skincare. This vitamin-like substance occurs naturally in the body, and is necessary for energy production. Levels start to fall when we reach our 30s – yes, low energy levels are yet another one of those pesky side effects of the ageing process.
Other factors can also cause levels in the body to fall. These can include smoking, a poor diet, high blood pressure, and taking statins. And if you have a stressful lifestyle (don’t we all?) then that could be having an effect as well.
Why use Ubiquinol?
When my energy levels are low, my initial reaction is often to reach for a mug of coffee and a sugary snack. But that’s really not ideal as it often causes another crash after the initial energy boost. There are healthier snacking alternatives, but low Ubiquinol has other effects that a snack won’t help. Lower levels of Ubiquinol can weaken the immune system, and have also been seen in those with cardiovascular, neurological and diabetes-related conditions.
Of course, you could try changing your diet to boost your levels. But to get the recommended 100mg per day, you’d need to eat 3.5kg of beef, 60 avocadoes or 120 cans of sardines!
It’s much easier to take 2 Ubiquinol tablets with a meal each day. I started taking mine with breakfast, because then if I do forget, I have two other chances to take them. Kaneka Ubiquinol is a product of naturally fermented yeast and there are no known side effects. And it’s the only stable supplement available which is exactly the same as the Ubiquinol found in the body.
Unlike caffeine and sugar, there’s no energy crash to worry about. Every individual is different and it generally takes two to three weeks to restore optimal levels. But 85% of people taking Ubiquinol notice a difference after 10 days.
Ubiquinol – My Results
I started taking Ubiquinol a month ago, and for the first few days I felt no major difference. But after a couple of weeks, I realised that I hadn’t wanted an afternoon nap for a while. Even on the days when I had been awake since 4am, I’ve had good energy levels throughout the day.
I’ve definitely felt more energetic than I have for a long time. I’ve been inspired to do some work in the garden and tackled a couple of the big household jobs that I’d been putting off for ages. I don’t feel wired, like you do when you have too much coffee or an energy drink, I just generally feel less lethargic. Writing this review has been a little tricky, because some of the increase in energy could simply be a psychological boost. But I definitely feel that it has had a beneficial effect on my energy levels.
If you are over 40, or fall into any of the other groups mentioned above, it’s definitely worth trying.
Where to buy Ubiquinol
Kaneka Ubiquinol* is available from a number of online suppliers, and prices tend to be around £25-35 for a month’s supply.