formerly known as DuoQuinol®
Next Generation Ubiquinol
ProQnol™ is a patented, next-generation ubiquinol developed by American River Nutrition. This groundbreaking technology uses a natural solubilizer to transform coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) ubiquinone into the active form of CoQ10 (ubiquinol). ProQnol™ delivers heart support and cellular energy benefits through ubiquinol’s well-understood mechanisms*.
Benefits of Ubiquinol
As the reduced form of Coenzyme Q10 and the main component of ProQnol™, ubiquinol has powerful antioxidant properties and is made naturally by the body.1-3 As an antioxidant with extra electrons, ubiquinol efficiently protects the mitochondria from oxidative stress and is a key electron carrier in the respiratory chain responsible for the body’s energy production.1,4 Cellular energy is particularly important for organs with high metabolic activity, such as the heart and muscles. Ubiquinol helps to support healthy heart function.
Enhances Cellular Absorption
ProQnol™ has a unique built-in absorption advantage. It utilizes a natural solubilizer to increase absorption of the enabling ubiquinol form because the ubiquinone form of CoQ10 is less hydrophilic and therefore has lower bioaccessibility. The natural solubilizer keeps the mixture amorphous.
Combining ProQnol™ with Statins
40 million Americans are currently taking prescription drugs – called statins – in an effort to keep cholesterol under control. Although statins are highly effective in lowering cholesterol, side effects are common and include loss of energy. These side effects occur because statins not only lower cholesterol but also CoQ10 in a shared metabolic pathway. For this reason, doctors often recommend that patients on a statin regimen supplement with CoQ10 to help restore the body’s natural reserves and help with occasional fatigue.
Interested in formulating with ProQnol™?
Thank you for your interest in formulating with American River Nutrition’s ingredients. We understand trying, testing, and evaluating our ingredients is critical to your research, development, and production processes. Samples of ProQnol™ are available for business evaluation purposes.
Please note: These samples are intended for business evaluation purposes only and are NOT intended for personal use or consumption. If you would like to purchase a finished product for personal use, please visit the brands that formulate with ProQnol™ in their products.