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Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), or ubiquinone, is a lipid-soluble antioxidant found in every cell in the body. CoQ10 is abundant in the 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. As a coenzyme, CoQ10 is required for several enzymatic reactions required to produce cellular energy and to protect the body against free radicals produced during this process. To maintain energy production, mitochondrial CoQ10 is continuously recycled from ubiquinone, its ATP production state, to ubiquinol, its antioxidant, free radical scavenging state. CoQ10, an essential component of cellular energy production, has been shown to extend cell life and benefit high-energy requiring systems including the cardiovascular, neurological, and immune systems.
Ubiquinol is the reduced, active antioxidant form of CoQ10. In addition to its critical role in energy production, CoQ10 is one of the most powerful known lipid-soluble antioxidants, protecting cells, organs and tissues from damage caused by oxidative stress and free radicals. For those who cannot efficiently convert ubiquinone to ubiquinol on their own, the patented, lipid-stabilized Ubiquinol formula ensures maximum bioavailability and cell protection.
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.