Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a vitamin like substance which plays a central role in the body's energy supply process, acting alongside enzymes (thus the name coenzyme Q10) to convert sugars and fat into energy. Coenzyme Q10 is also has an important role as an antioxidant within the body. Coenzyme quinones occur in several chemical forms, with coenzyme Q10 being the only form found in human tissues.
Coenzyme Q10 is an essential cofactor of enzymes involved in the production of energy. Coenzyme Q10 is held in mitochondria, structures found within cells with the responsibility for the generation of energy (in the form of a molecule called ATP). Tissues with high-energy needs (e.g. heart, liver, skeletal muscles) contain more mitochondria within their cells.
Healthy Cardiovascular and Immune System Support
Coenzyme Q10 is also important as a major fat-soluble antioxidant, offering protection to the cell membranes from the damaging effects of free radicals, in a complementary manner to vitamin E. Coenzyme Q10 may promote healthy cardiovascular and immune function (as cells involved in immune response have a high energy dependence).
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is also known as ubiquinone, a name that conveys its ubiquitous (widespread) distribution within the body. It is found primarily in fish and meat, but the amounts in food are negligible compared to what can be obtained from supplements.
Under normal circumstances, the body is able to maintain adequate levels of coenzyme Q10. However, coenzyme Q10 levels decrease with age, and are depleted by intense physical exercise or illness. Coenzyme Q10 levels are also depleted in patients prescribed cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.
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