Coenzyme Q10 is a vitamin-like substance which our cells need for their energy supply. Smoking is not only harmful to our lungs and cardiovascular health. The 'dirty habit' has also been shown to have a harmful impact on the body's energy metabolism, something which is reflected by the observation scientists made of reduced blood levels of coenzyme Q10 in smokers, compared to non-smokers. Q10 is also a highly effective antioxidant that supports the body's defence against oxidation of lipids such as triglyceride and cholesterol. The higher the content of these blood lipids, the greater the need for Conenzyme Q10. Q10 controls cellular energy metabolism inside the mitochondria (powerhouses of cells). A certain amount of Q10 can be found in our food. In addition, the human liver can synthesize the compound. However as we get older our production tapers off. Pharma Nord can offer Q10 as a supplemental form as Bio-Quinone Q10 GOLD. It is made to pharmaceutical standards and is the reference product from the International Coenzyme Q10 Association – accept no substitutes!