What is Coenzyme Q10?
Coenzyme Q10 is the spark plug that ignites the body’s engine by jump starting energy production within all cells. The body then uses that cellular energy to fuel vital biological processes. CoQ10 is present in every cell of your body and it is essential for sustaining a wide range of healthy biological functions.
One of CoQ10’s pivotal roles in the body is energy metabolism. The major part of cellular ATP (energy) production happens within the inner membrane of the mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell. CoQ10 is a critical component of the electron transfer chain in mitochondrial respiration. Due to the vital role it plays in the production of cellular energy, small changes in CoQ10 levels within the mitochondria have been shown to have significant effects on the rate of cellular respiration. Thus, a lack of CoQ10 may lead to declining energy levels and decreased stamina.