The form of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) in our product is ubiquinone. The following explains the difference and quality of two forms ubiquinone and ubiquinol.
CoQ10 supplements can either be in the oxidized form (ubiquinone) or the reduced form (ubiquinol). CoQ10 changes between these two forms within the body depending on the cell's oxidative state. So for example in it's reduced form (ubiquinol) C0Q10 is highly unstable in the contents of the stomach and is converted to the oxidized form of CoQ10 (ubiquinone) before absorption. There have been many more clinical studies undertaken on ubiquinone than ubiquinol. The wealth of studies that have shown the efficacy and safety of CoQ10 are when it is in it's oxidized form as ubiquinone. Of the studies conducted that directly compare the two forms, none have shown a significant difference regarding absorption or effectiveness between the two forms. Consequently, taking ubiquinol as a nutrient is essentially the same as taking the more stable and less expensive oxidized form that Together use, ubiquinone.
Also, without the addition of a lipid carrier molecule to facilitate the absorption of CoQ10, it is poorly absorbed. That is why we produce ours in a base of Coconut Oil. Piperine is then added as it has been shown to increase absorption of CoQ10 by 30%.