It’s no secret that over time the number of eggs women produce decreases with age.  What you may not realize is the quality of the eggs that we produce are not exclusively related to our age.  What we eat, the amount of stress we endure and exposure to pollution in the environment also affects our egg quality and reproduction.

What does this have to do with Ubiquinol?  Ubiquinol, is the active form of the Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone) and is required for all living cells to produce energy. It serves as an electron donor, which really means it neutralizes free radicals and protect cells against toxic oxidative reactions in our bodies.

Our bodies are often in a different life phase than what our actual age may be.  A woman’s ovaries may be more comparable to a woman who’s in her 40’s when she’s actually only 33. Studies have shown that a low number of mitochondria are linked to women who have an ovarian insufficiency.  Free radicals and stress accumulates in our cells, causing our bodies to age and slow down in metabolic production of energy in our mitochondria. This may not only affects the quality of the eggs but also the quantity of eggs a woman produces.  Some of the damage that free radicals cause in our cells can be repaired but once the DNA in a cell has been damaged, it cannot be repaired. Ubiquinol is a superb way to protect the cellular DNA in our cells, preserving our reproductive health and decrease the chances of an early miscarriage.  Sometimes when levels of Ubiquinol increases increases in the body, an increase in sperm motility and quality in eggs produced is noticeable.

Where can you find Ubiquinol?  While it is available as gel cap dietary supplement, eating certain foods will increase your body’s production of CoQ10: Grass fed meats, organic poultry and fish, and foods  high in Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Vitamin A will all give your body what it needs to naturally boost Ubiquinol. If you opt for a dietary supplement, talk with your physician first.  If they feel that it is right for you, you’ll find that usually consuming 200-300mg a day will make a difference over a few weeks.  At Neway, we provide nutrition counseling to help you with a dietary plan that’s sure to increase your chance of the healthiest possible conception.

Dr. Janelle Luk, Medical Director