Coenzyme Q10 is an essential component of the mitochondria and so is involved in energy production within body cells. Solgar's Coenzyme Q-10 is obtained from the finest Japanese source raw material.
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) also known as Ubiquinone is an essential component in the mitochondria of our cells. The mitochondria are the energy-producing parts of cells. CoQ10 is involved in the manufacture of packets of energy called ATP. It is thus essential to liberate energy from the food we consume.
The body synthesises CoQ10, but deficiencies can exist. These can be the result of nutritional deficiencies, a genetic or acquired defect in CoQ10 synthesis, or simply increased tissue needs. Metabolically active tissue has the highest requirement for CoQ10. Cardiovascular disease, for example, may indicate an increased requirement for this compound because heart tissue is one of the most metabolically active tissues in the body.
Besides the ability of CoQ10 to improve energy production within the body, it also has potent antioxidant activity, helping to protect the body from the damaging effects of toxins. This activity is however mainly limited to protection against lipid peroxidation (damage to fats). It has a sparing effect upon vitamin E and works together with vitamin E in protecting fat-rich components in the body such as cell membranes, triglycerides, cholesterol, and the fatty tissues of the brain and the rest of the nervous system.