Name (common): Co-enzyme Q10

Synonyms: CoQ10, ubidecarenone, ubiquinone

 

General description:

Coenzyme Q10 (COQ10) is a fat soluble molecule produced in the body. It aids mitochondria (energy producing cells) during energy production. It is vital for health, wellbeing and survival.  

Dietary sources of co-enzyme Q10 include beef, pork, chicken, sardines, mackerel and salmon.

 

Functions and general science:

Typically, body tissues with higher metabolic activity (heart, brain, kidneys, liver, skeletal muscle) have higher levels of co-enzyme Q10 relative to other areas of the body.

Co-enzyme Q10 acts as an antioxidant, levels decrease with age and are also often lower in those with chronic health challenges. It plays an important role in supporting cardiovascular health.

 

Disclaimer:
The information provided in reference to this ingredient is general in nature and provided as information only. Any product specific therapeutic claims for this ingredient are linked to specific dosage requirements based on evidence of traditional or scientific nature.