Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) or ubiquinone is a lipid soluble antioxidant which is found in every cell in the body. CoQ10 is present in the inner mitochondrial membrane and plays an important role in the synthesis of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a molecule of chemical energy upon which all cellular functions depend.
Ubiquinol is the reduced, active antioxidant form of CoQ10. Produced naturally within the body, ubiquinol is CoQ10 that has been converted into the active form necessary for use in cellular energy production. In addition to its critical role in energy production, it is one of the most powerful lipid-soluble antioxidants available, protecting the body’s cells from damage caused by oxidative stress and free radicals.
CoQ10 plays a critical role in maintaining the body’s energy production, as well supporting antioxidant mechanisms. CoQo10 is vital for supporting immune, cardiovascular and neurological health. The body’s ability to produce and metabolize CoQ10 has been reported to decrease with age. CoQ10 deficiency may be caused by insufficient dietary intake of CoQ10, impairment in CoQ10 biosynthesis, as well as excessive utilization of CoQ10 by the body, gene mutations, and oxidative stress. The result is less cellular energy (ATP production), compromised conversion of CoQ10 to the reduced form, ubiquinol, lowering protection against cellular damage and oxidation.
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