Ubiquinol form of CoQ10 reduces chronic inflammation
Inflammation is often the first sign of chronic disease, and reducing inflammation may improve chances for staying healthy. Doctors were interested in a particular liver enzyme, called GGT, which is an early and sensitive signal for inflammation and oxidative stress. In the first part of this study, researchers compared levels of ubiquinol—also known as reduced form of CoQ10—and GGT, in 416 healthy men and women, aged 19 to 62. As levels of ubiquinol increased, GGT activity decreased, meaning less inflammation.

In the second phase, 53 healthy men, aged 21 to 48, took 150 mg of ubiquinol per day for 14 days. Compared to the beginning of the second phase, GGT activity decreased 13 percent, and levels of CoQ10 increased by more than four times. Also, the rate of oxidative cell damage declined by 20.5 percent, suggesting ubiquinol reduces chronic inflammation.

Reference: BMC Research Notes; July, 2014, Published Online.
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