[Kaneka] Why Isn’t it Working? How Your Genetics May Affect Your Body’s Use of CoenzymeQ10 and Ubiquinol

So you’ve figured out that you should be taking coenzyme Q10, and have been faithfully on the right regimen for a few months now, but you don’t feel any difference.  What may be happening is that your body has a particular genetic mutation that does not allow it to utilize the coenzyme Q10 you ingest.  … Read more

[Kaneka] What is the Difference Between Coenzyme Q10 and Ubiquinol?

For many years, there was just coenzyme Q10, also known as ubiquinone. Then there was something new on the market — Ubiquinol. What is this new form? Does it play a different role than coenzyme Q10? What are its unique benefits? Ubiquinol and coenzyme Q10 are in fact very similar molecules. But the small alteration … Read more

[Kaneka] How the Use of Statins Can Affect Your Coenzyme Q10 Levels

Statin drugs (Lipitor®, Zocor®, Pravachol®, Crestor®, and the like) are prescribed to lower a person’s cholesterol level.  They do this by inhibiting the body’s internal production of cholesterol (they do not affect the cholesterol that you eat).  But what many people do not know is that at the same time, these drugs inhibit the body’s … Read more

[Kaneka] How Do We Know How Much?

The recommended intake level for Ubiquinol can be found on the product packaging.  But how are these levels determined?  Kaneka uses data from human studies, which point to an intake level of 100-300 mg per day.  Let’s understand how that works. The kind of study that is used is called a pharmacokinetic study (it can … Read more

[Kaneka] Best Supplements for Your Heart

Heart health continues to be on everyone’s radar these days.  The good news is that there are so many supplements that can help keep your ticker ticking along happily.  Keeping the heart healthy involves the entire circulatory system, from the heart tissue itself, to the arteries, to the proper lipid balance and flow of the … Read more

[EyeDocNews] Leading Researcher Discusses Lutein and Retinal Health

At a recent conference in Munich, Germany on lutein and eye health,  Professor B. Randall Hammond, PhD, discussed the ability to use lutein as a biomarker to correlate its presence in the retina with eye health and therapies for diseased eyes. Lutein is readily measurable in the retina using non-invasive techniques that can validate that what … Read more

[EyeDocNews] An Expert Option on Ubiqionol

Risa Schulman, PhD took her lifelong love of science, people and the fulfillment of potential into a polycareer in R&D, business, health and wellness, and empowering individuals.  She is currently President of Tap~Root, which consults to the dietary supplements and superfoods industry. Tap-Root’s particular expertise is in the development of products with well-researched health benefits, and … Read more

[EyeDocNews] Can Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Fish Reduce Risk of Macular Degeneration in Women?

A hot-off-the-press, ten-year prospective study from Harvard showed that women consuming the highest levels of DHA had a 38% reduction in risk, and of EPA a 34% reduction in risk, of developing macular degeneration (AMD). Unfortunately, the authors did not include the amount of DHA and EPA associated with the highest consumption levels, except to … Read more