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Product Review: CoQ10 and Ubiquinol Supplements Review
 

Initial Posting: 12/16/16 Last Update: 3/14/17
CoQ10 and Ubiquinol Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com Choose the Best CoQ10 or Ubiquinol Supplement -- and Save Money!

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Alphabetical list of CoQ10 and ubiquinol supplements in report
21st Century CoQ-10 Member's Mark (Sam's Club) CoQ-10 Solgar Ubiquinol
Berkley & Jensen [BJ's] CoQ10 Nature's Bounty Co Q-10 100 mg Spring Valley [Walmart] CoQ10 200 mg
ChewQ Nature's Bounty Co Q-10 200 mg Spring Valley (Walmart) CoQ10
CVS Pharmacy CoQ10 NOW CoQ10 Stop Aging Now Max Q10 Ultra
CVS/Pharmacy Health CoQ-10 200 mg NutriGold CoQ10 Gold Swanson Ultra CoQ10
Doctor's Best High Absorption CoQ10 PacificCoast NutriLabs (PCNL) CoQ10 Platinum Trader Joe's Co Enzyme Q 10
Doctor's Best VESIsorb PipingRock.com Advanced Ubiquinol USANA CoQuinone 30
Dr. Mercola Ubiquinol Pure Encapsulations Ubiquinol-QH Vitacost Ubiquinol CoQH
Finest Nutrition (Walgreens) Co Q-10 Puritan's Pride CO Q-10 100 mg Vitafusion CoQ10
Finest Nutrition [Walgreens] Co Q-10 300 mg Puritan's Pride CO Q-10 200 mg Vitamin World Co Q-10 100 mg
Garden of Life RAW CoQ10 Puritan's Pride Ubiquinol Vitamin World Co Q-10 200 mg
GNC CoQ-10 100 mg QGel Mega 100 Coenzyme Q10 Vitamin World Ubiquinol
GNC CoQ-10 200 mg Qunol Liquid CoQ10 Viva Labs CoQ10
Healthy Origins Ubiquinol Qunol Mega CoQ10 Webber Naturals CoenzymeQ10 200 mg
Jarrow Formulas Ubiquinol QH-Gummies Qunol Ultra CoQ10 Well at Walgreens CoQ-10
Kirkland Signature CoQ10 (Costco) Shaklee CoQHeart Xymogen CoQmax CF
Maxi Health Maxi Co-200 Maxicaps    
21st Century CoQ-10 Berkley & Jensen [BJ's] CoQ10 ChewQ CVS Pharmacy CoQ10 CVS/Pharmacy Health CoQ-10 200 mg Doctor's Best High Absorption CoQ10 Doctor's Best VESIsorb Dr. Mercola Ubiquinol Finest Nutrition (Walgreens) Co Q-10 Finest Nutrition [Walgreens] Co Q-10 300 mg Garden of Life RAW CoQ10 GNC CoQ-10 100 mg GNC CoQ-10 200 mg Healthy Origins Ubiquinol Jarrow Formulas Ubiquinol QH-Gummies Kirkland Signature CoQ10 (Costco) Maxi Health Maxi Co-200 Maxicaps Member's Mark (Sam's Club) CoQ-10 NOW CoQ10 NutriGold CoQ10 Gold PacificCoast NutriLabs (PCNL) CoQ10 Platinum PipingRock.com Advanced Ubiquinol Pure Encapsulations Ubiquinol-QH QGel Mega 100 Coenzyme Q10 Qunol Liquid CoQ10 Qunol Mega CoQ10 Qunol Ultra CoQ10 Shaklee CoQHeart Spring Valley [Walmart] CoQ10 200 mg Spring Valley (Walmart) CoQ10 Stop Aging Now Max Q10 Ultra Swanson Ultra CoQ10 Trader Joe's Co Enzyme Q 10 USANA CoQuinone 30 Vitacost Ubiquinol CoQH Vitafusion CoQ10 Vitamin World Co Q-10 100 mg Vitamin World Co Q-10 200 mg Vitamin World Ubiquinol Viva Labs CoQ10 Webber Naturals CoenzymeQ10 200 mg Well at Walgreens CoQ-10 Xymogen CoQmax CF
Make sure the CoQ10 or ubiquinol supplement you take passed our test and is right for you!
Isn't your health worth it?
CoQ10 and its activated form, ubiquinol, are among the most popular supplements in the U.S. They may be useful in treating congestive heart failure and preliminary evidence suggests other uses including improving "vitality," reversing side-effects of "statin" drugs, and preventing migraine headaches.
 
But choosing the best CoQ10 or ubiquinol product can be difficult. Among the 43 products tested in this Review alone, the suggested daily serving size ranged from 30 mg to 400 mg and many of the CoQ10 and ubiquinol products reviewed included "solubility enhancers" which may significantly increase absorption but can also cause side-effects of which you need to be aware. In an addition, our tests revealed that one product contained less CoQ10 than claimed -- just 78% of the amount listed on the label.
 
Among the products which passed our tests and were CL Approved, we found that you can pay as little as 7 cents (or over $2) per 100 mg of CoQ10. The cost to get the same amount of ubiquinol, which tends to be a more expensive ingredient, ranged from 27 cents to $1.16. You can save a lot of money by choosing the right supplement!  
 
You must join to get the full test results for CoQ10 and ubiquinol supplements along with ConsumerLab.com recommendations and quality ratings. You will get results for 18 CoQ10 and ubiquinol supplements selected by ConsumerLab.com and for 25 others which passed testing in our voluntary Quality Certification Program, as well as information about six products that are very similar to ones that passed our tests.

In this comprehensive review, you'll discover:
    • Which CoQ10 and ubiquinol supplements failed testing and which passed
    • CL's Top Picks, representing the best CoQ10 and ubiquinol supplements at lowest cost
    • Which supplements have special ingredients which may increase their absorption (such as polysorbate 80) and/or bioavailability (such as black pepper extract) — and the pros and cons of these formulas
    • CoQ10 and ubiquinol dosing for treating specific conditions
    • How to take CoQ10 and ubiquinol to reduce side-effects and enhance absorption
    • CoQ10 side-effects, drug interactions, and cautions  

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ConsumerLab.com Answers -- for CoQ10 and Ubiquinol Supplements Review
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What is the difference between CoQ10 and ubiquinol? Get the answer >>

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

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When taking a statin drug like Lipitor or Crestor, are there supplements I should avoid, or be taking? Get the answer >>

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Your CoQ10 review says that water-soluble formulas do not have to be taken with fats or oils. That appeals to me because it is more convenient not to have to take it with food. Yet I've found that the directions for all of the reviewed water-soluble brands say to take with a meal/food. Please advise. Get the answer >>

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I take insulin (Humalog) for diabetes. Are there supplements which could affect my blood sugar levels, and how much insulin I need to take? Get the answer >>

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Do any supplements really help with brain function, like memory and cognition? Get the answer >>

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Which supplements have been shown to be helpful for autism? Get the answer >>

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I take warfarin (Coumadin), an anticoagulant drug. Are there supplements I should avoid, or be taking, due to this drug? Get the answer >>

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How do I choose the best CoQ10 supplement? Get the answer >>

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What is PQQ? Does it help with aging and memory? Is it similar to CoQ10? Get the answer >>

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Do I need to divide my daily 300 mg dose of CoQ10 into smaller doses, or can I take it all at once? Get the answer >>

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Do any supplements help with migraines? Get the answer >>

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I have low blood pressure. Are there any supplements I should avoid? Get the answer >>

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Is there a lab test that can measure CoQ10 in the blood? Can it help to determine the dosage I should take for a certain condition, like heart failure? Get the answer >>

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Does taking natural versus synthetic CoQ10 make a difference? How do you know which product is natural or synthetic? Get the answer >>

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Could my CoQ10 supplement be causing my insomnia? Get the answer >>

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Could my CoQ10 supplement be making me nauseous? Get the answer >>

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Is it worth paying more for "pharmaceutical grade" CoQ10? What about "natural" or "live source" CoQ10? Get the answer >>

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Is MitoQ a better form of CoQ10? Get the answer >>

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I take ubiquinol to replenish CoQ10 depleted by my statin. I also take curcumin (from turmeric). Since they both manage free radicals, do I need to take the curcumin? Get the answer >>

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Do any supplements help with gum disease or periodontitis? Get the answer >>

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Do any supplements help for tinnitus? Is it true that some supplements can cause tinnitus? Get the answer >>

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Is it safe to take CoQ10 while taking blood thinners like warfarin or Plavix (clopidogrel)? Get the answer >>

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Which supplements can help to lower blood pressure? Get the answer >>

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I take a supplement containing a "proprietary formula" which lists many ingredients. Can ConsumerLab test the contents so I'll know the amounts of each ingredient? Get the answer >>

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Are CoQ10 and ubiquinol safe to take for a long period of time? Should I give it a rest period? Get the answer >>

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Are there negative interactions between the following supplements I take twice each day, as well as 60 mg of beta-sitosterol with dinner: Vitamin C (500 mg), CoQ10 (100 mg), grape seed extract (100 mg), fish oil (500 mg), vitamin D3/calcium/magnesium/zinc (200 IU/333 mg/113 mg/5mg)? Get the answer >>

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Does CoQ10 reduce wrinkles, increase skin elasticity, or tighten the skin? Are there any other supplements that can help? Get the answer >>

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Is it safe to take Bioperine (which contains piperine from black pepper)? Get the answer >>

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What is "nano" CoQ10? Is it better than other CoQ10 formulations? Get the answer >>

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Which supplements can help lower or control my blood sugar? Get the answer >>

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I've heard it's best to take fat-soluble supplements, like CoQ10, curcumin, and vitamin D, with fats or oils to increase absorption. Would taking them with a fish oil capsule be enough? Get the answer >>

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Which supplements help to improve energy and decrease fatigue? Get the answer >>

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Can taking CoQ10 affect my thyroid levels or interact with my thyroid medication? Get the answer >>

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Can CoQ10 or ubiquinol be ruined by heat? I recently purchased several bottles of Qunol Plus from Costco.com and they arrived hot. The soft gels are not melted, but I am concerned. Get the answer >>
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