Idebenone: Synthetic Derivative of Ubiquinone


Idebenone (full structural name of 6-(10-hydroxydecyl)-2,3-dimethoxy-5-methyl-1,4-benzoquinone and codename of-2619[1]) is a synthetic derivative of ubiquinone (reduced CoQ10). [1]

COQ10 is a long chained compound while Idebenone is a short chained compound. This means that idebenone has a much higher level of bioavailability than CoQ10.

Like its parent compound, it is a powerful antioxidant with additional nootropic benefits including improving memory, learning, and symptoms of age related memory loss. Idebenone is also able to increase adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production. [2]

It also provides a basic level of neuroprotection and is a mood booster since it is able to boost dopamine levels within the brain. [3]



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