Also called ubiquinone, plays a key role in energy production from the oxidation of fat, carbohydrate and amino acids by mitochondria. As these fuels funnel into the Citric Acid Cycle to produce CoQ10 in order to generate ATP. Without adequate CoQ10, energy production is reduced and cell function is compromised. Heart and skeletal muscle are particularly dependent on CoQ10. Studies show that decreased levels of CoQ10 in serum and in myocardial tissue are highly correlated with decreased cardiac output. Conditions linked to low tissue oxygen, such as cardiac ischemia, as well as conditions related to infection, inflammation and stress correlate with reduced tissue and serum CoQ10 levels.
also known as CoQ10, an enzyme found in cells and most all foods. The "10" refers to the length of the enzyme "tail" chemical structurally speaking. CoQ10's primary function is as a catalyst to the creation of energy on a cellular level. CoQ10 is synthesized in the body but this ability may decline with age.