|The nutrient Coenzyme Q10 is found in every cell in the body, thus its
other name, ubiquinone (from the word ubiquitous and the coenzyme quinone). Ubiquinone is
a naturally-occurring substance with a molecular structure that is similar to vitamin K.
Because the body must have energy available to perform even the simplest operation,
Coenzyme Q10 is pivotal for the body's cells, tissues and organs.
Aging, poor eating habits, stress may affect the body's ability to provide adequate
amounts of Coenzyme Q10. Coenzyme Q-10 is an excellent and powerful antioxidant,
which may explain many of the health benefits derived from it.
Known results of using Coenzyme Q10 as an oral supplement are energy increase, improvement
of heart function, support of gum health, a boost to the immune system and possible life
The greatest amount of the coenzyme (and, therefore, the greatest need for the enzyme) is
contained in the heart and liver, which accounts for its apparent positive results in the
support of cardiovascular health.
Coenzyme Q10 may prove of benefit to those who are overweight because it improves the
efficiency of energy production at the cellular level. It has also demonstrated excellent
results in clinical trials on gum health.