Coenzyme Q10 occurs naturally within every cell in the human body, we cannot live without it.
It is a vitamin-like substance which is found in our mitochondria (structures within cells responsible for energy production). It is also important as an antioxidant, associated with various health benefits.
Q10 is essential for the normal functioning of all tissues due to its role in the cellular energy production process. Both heart and skeletal muscles have the highest energy requirements of all bodily tissues and are particularly reliant on adequate Q10 as a result.
Approximately three quarters of the body’s Q10 is made within the liver. You can obtain small amounts of coQ10 from food. Q10 levels peak between the ages of 20 and 25. As the body’s ability to manufacture/absorb Q10 declines with age, our levels of Q10 will also decline.
Dietary supplementation can help to maintain optimal levels of coenzyme Q10 within the body.