Coenzyme Q10 (also known as ubiqinone) is a vitamin like substance which plays a vital role in the bodys energy supply mechanism, acting in conjunction with enzymes (hence the name coenzyme Q10) to convert sugars and fat into energy.
The body's ability to produce Q10 peaks at around the age of 20 and tapers off age. Other factors interfering with Q10 production are chronic disease, heavy exercise and the use of certian drugs such as statins.
Because it's an essential part of all cel and organ function, it controls the aging process, the performance of heart muscle, fertility, skin integrity, healing processes and numerous other functions. Thus Q10 is now a scientifically documented treatment in:
- Chronic heart failure
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Mitochondrial disorders
- Preventing the side effects of cholesterol-lowering statins