Plant-based diets and Ubiquinol

A study done by Kaneka Japan, found that when following a plant-based diet, blood concentrations of ubiquinol, were 23% lower than those of omnivores. The findings suggest that the vegan diet may lead to increased oxidative stress and inflammation in adults.  

Although environmentally beneficial, plant-based diets often lack essential micronutrients, which could lead to various health issues. For instance, veganism among women is associated with a significantly higher risk of hip fracture, according to researchers. Additionally, a British Nutrition Foundation report emphasized the effects of a vegan diet on poor nutrient intake, such as zinc and vitamin B12.

Ubiquinol, which is naturally produced by your body, but also available in food sources, is a crucial component of cellular energy production and neutralizing free radicals. As Ubiquinol is mainly found in meat and seafood sources, and because the production levels decrease as you age, it is therefore difficult to maintain an adequate intake from a plant-based diet. This lack of ubiquinol could then lead to fatigue, muscle issues and a weaker immune system, and it’s also a risk factor for many age-related diseases.

Being vegan/ vegetarian is becoming a broader lifestyle choice as it is becoming more accessible lately, thanks to year-round availability of fresh produce, more vegetarian dining options, sustainability and also animal welfare concerns.

However, it is important to understand the potential pitfalls as it may be difficult to maintain a well-balanced diet without sufficient amounts of essential nutrients. By supplementing with VITALL Ubiquinol however, you can ensure that your body will have what it needs to get all its daily requirements for energy production and vitality.