Coenzyme Q10 also known as ubidecarenone, ubiquinone, Q10, CoQ10 and coenzyme Q. It is a naturally produced molecule which is found in almost every cell of the body. It acts as an intracellular antioxidant to protect our cell membranes against free radical damage. Free radicals may be generated by lifestyle factors such as excess dietary fats, cigarette smoke, alcohol consumption, pollutants and stress, or may be generated by certain preservatives in foods, ozone, chlorine, rancid foods and radiation.
CoQ10 provides energy for the body’s cell growth and maintenance, and is found in cells which have high energy requirements such as the heart, brain, muscle and liver cells. Being located in the Mitochondria, CoQ10 plays an important role in the body’s cellular energy production processes.
Research has shown that CoQ10 helps to regenerate other antioxidants such as Vitamin E, and may help support heart and cardiovascular health.