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News Release

3/08/2011

ConsumerLab.com reviews CoQ10 and ubiquinol supplements -- Tests show quality to be high, but large differences found in dosage, formulation, and cost

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — MARCH 8, 2011 — A new report by ConsumerLab.com highlights the difficulty consumers may have in selecting a supplement containing the anti-oxidant CoQ10 or its activated form, ubiquinol. CoQ10 is among the most popular dietary supplements in the U.S. with $450 million sold in 2009, according to Nutrition Business Journal. The recent Supplement Users Survey by ConsumerLab.com showed that 53.3% of serious supplement users purchased CoQ10 in 2010 and this rate was even higher among men and people over the age of fifty-five.

News Release

3/05/2013

CoQ10 & Ubiquinol Supplements Should Be Chosen Carefully, Cautions ConsumerLab.com -- Less Than 4% of Listed Ingredient Found in Widely-Sold Product

White Plains, New York — March 5, 2013 — A new report from ConsumerLab.com highlights the difficulty consumers have in selecting a supplement containing the anti-oxidant CoQ10 or its activated form, ubiquinol. ConsumerLab.com's recent tests found that one widely-sold supplement provides only 3.8% of its listed amount of CoQ10. Even among products found to contain their listed ingredients, consumers should choose carefully: ConsumerLab.com found the cost of a 100 mg dose of CoQ10 to range from 9 cents to several dollars. Some products include additional ingredients, such as those which may improve absorption of CoQ10 and ubiquinol, but may not necessarily justify a higher cost.

News Release

9/11/2021

Best CoQ10 and Ubiquinol Supplements Identified in Testing by ConsumerLab

White Plains, New York, September 11, 2021 — CoQ10 and ubiquinol, the active form of CoQ10, are often taken to offset a decline in natural levels that occurs with the use of statin (cholesterol-lowering) medication, and are also promoted for increasing energy and anti-aging effects. However, because CoQ10 and ubiquinol may not be well-absorbed, there are many different formulations available that claim to improve absorption and bioavailability. ConsumerLab recently purchased and tested many of these to check if they contained their claimed key ingredients.

Product Review

CoQ10 and Ubiquinol Supplements Review

Find the Best CoQ10 and Ubiquinol Supplements and Learn What They Do

CoQ10 and Ubiquinol Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

CL Answer

Are supplements which claim increased absorption or improved bioavailability telling the truth? Is it worth paying more for these? Are there concerns?

Learn more about bioavailability enhancers, including emulsifiers and enzyme inhibitors.

Enhancers in Supplements