Co-Enzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is found in all cells of the body with high levels in the heart, skeletal muscles and other tissues with high energy requirements. It is an antioxidant that helps protect cells against the effects of free radicals which may lead to oxidative damage and interfere with regular cell functions.
CoQ10 levels decrease with age and can also be depleted through intense physical exercise and by some illnesses.
Enzymes play important roles in our bodies; for example, they make it possible for us to digest the food we eat and unlock the energy in nutrients. Complex reactions throughout all of nature are made possible because of these molecules. To function, enzymes need help from something called coenzymes. These natural compounds assist an enzyme in doing a certain job such as digesting carbohydrates and protein in our body, or making the energy our organs need to function.
There are many coenzymes in the human body and one of the most important is Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10. This substance is made naturally in the body and plays a critical role in the creation of cellular energy. It’s no surprise then, that lots of CoQ10 is found inside the tissue of energy-demanding organs such as the heart, brain, liver and kidneys. In fact, it exists in virtually all our cells and tissues.
CoEnzyme Q10 exists in two forms, ubiquinone and ubiquinol. Ubiquinone is converted into ubiquinol in the body. Ubiquinol’s importance in cellular energy production is well established. Ubiquinol is the reduced, active antioxidant form of CoQ10. It also plays an essential role in the cellular energy production process.
Both ubiquinone and ubiquinol are critical to the cellular ATP (energy) production cycle. Without the presence of both within the body’s cells, cellular energy cannot be generated or sustained. Download Ingredients List