Important In The Production Of Energy Throughout The Body!Coenzyme Q10, commonly known as CoQ10, is a member of a family of compounds called ubiquinones. Ubiquinones are water-insoluble substances involved in electron transport and energy production in the mitochondria of cells. It is believe that supplemental CoQ10 may have cardioprotective, cytoprotective and neuroprotective activities, among others.
Coenzyme Q-10 (CO Q10) is found naturally throughout the human body. Small amounts of it are obtained from eating meat and seafood, but the majority is created directly by the body. Although nearly all body cells make it, coenzyme Q-10 is concentrated in the muscles and in the heart, liver, kidneys and pancreas. Approximate 50 percent of the body's stores of coenzyme Q-10 are found in the mitochondria of the cells. Mitochondria are components of cells that transform dietary carbohydrates into energy. While coenzyme Q-10 is involved in strengthening body membranes, its main function is to carry electrons that are needed in the energy generation process.
For individuals suffering from congestive heart failure, irregular heartbeat, or angina, Coenzyme Q10 may ease symptoms and improve cardiac function. Some doctors also recommend it after heart surgery to speed recovery with a minimum of permanent damage. Some health practitioners contend that Coenzyme Q10 can stave off hardening of the arteries by discouraging the build-up of plaque on artery walls. Others suggest that it can boost the immune system, helping to prevent the spread of cancer. It has also been recommended for a host of additional disorders ranging from high blood pressure, diabetes, allergies, and fatigue to Alzheimer's disease, Bell's palsy, Huntington's disease, MÃ©niÃ¨re's disease, muscular dystrophy, and deterioration of the retina. However, there is no conclusive clinical evidence to support its use for these conditions.