Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a naturally occurring compound found in the cells of the human body and in various foods. It plays a crucial role in the production of energy within the mitochondria, which are the powerhouses of cells responsible for generating adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the primary energy currency of the cell.
CoQ10 is an antioxidant. antioxidants help neutralize harmful free radicals in the body. Free radicals can cause damage to cells and contribute to aging and various diseases. CoQ10's antioxidant properties also extend to supporting the preservation of other antioxidants, such as vitamin E.
While the body can produce CoQ10 on its own, its levels may decrease with age or due to certain medical conditions. This is why CoQ10 is available as a dietary supplement and is promoted for its potential benefits in supporting heart health, improving energy levels, and acting as an antioxidant.
However, be sure to talk to your doctor before taking any supplements.