Coenzyme Q is an essential natural compound that facilitates the metabolic process of nutrients in our bodies, especially that of protein assimilation. 10 indicates the structural components of Coenzyme Q, i.e. Co Q10. Co Q10 therefore, is essential for helping us feel energetic and for our cell and tissue repair. Coenzyme Q10 is used by our cells to produce energy needed for cell growth and maintenance. Co Q10 is used by our bodies as an antioxidant to protect our cells from chemicals called free radicals. Co Q10 is found in our body tissues especially our heart liver, kidneys and pancreas. Our bodies naturally produce Co Q10 especially in our very early years. Unfortunately, as we age, our bodies ability to produce Co Q10 declines rapidly as much as 80 %. Low levels of Co Q10 has been found in people with mycelia, lymphoma and cancers of the breast, lung, prostate, pancreas, colon, and kidney.

Co Q10 molecules help enzymes that stimulate energy generation. These molecules act as a shuttle to transport electrons and protons from one bioenergy enzyme to another. Every electron and proton from which energy is gathered must be transported to appropriate enzymes by a molecules of Co Q10. This process happens repeatedly at a rate of thousands of times per second.

The longest and most documented use of Co Q10 is to prevent and treat cardiovascular diseases. Many studies over the years have shown that Co Q10 can protect our hearts from damage from reduced blood flow and electrical disturbance. People suffering from heart pain, heart arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, heart valve defects, hypertension, and heart damage caused from toxic drugs have improved significantly and often dramatically with supplementation of Co Q10.

After 10 weeks of using Co Q10 supplementation, people have realized lowered blood pressure.
People who have used prescription drugs to lower cholesterol, i.e. statin, have been shown to experience the side effect of decreased levels of natural Co Q10 which can also lead to other health difficulties. CoQ10 supplements can improve blood sugar levels and help manage high cholesterol for people suffering from diabetes. There are studies that have shown that people with diabetes given supplement CoQ10 experienced no hypoglycemic response. CoQ10 supplementation has been shown, along with other antioxidants, vitamin C, E, and Selenium and essential fatty acids, to help shrink tumors and reduce pain of women suffering from breast cancer. Periodontal or “gum” disease is accompanied by swelling, bleeding, pain and redness. These periodontal symptoms have been shown to decrease as CoQ10 supplements helped healing and tissue repair.

Studies also indicate that CoQ10 supplements help improve immune function in cases of immune deficiencies, and yeast and other viral infections. CoQ10 has also been shown to improve brain health and functioning which is important in the relief and prevention of migraine headaches, Alzheimer’s disease, damage from stroke and improve overall cognitive and emotional functioning. Co Q10 protects the brain from neurodegenerative disease such as Parkinson’s, although it does not relieve the symptoms. CoQ10 has been shown to enhance the physical ability and activity of people suffering from fatigue syndromes and muscular dystrophy, as well as improve athletic performance and energy for athletes and people who are engaged in strenuous physical work. CoQ10 has been shown to protect against the harmful side effects of toxic drugs.

CoQ10 deficiencies are inevitable due to the normal process. It becomes evident that our bodies no longer produces CoQ10 in the amounts that are needed to keep our bodies functioning properly and in good health. CoQ10 supplements help our body maintain and increase the supply of energy for cellular production and maintenance as well as tissue repair. It would be very wise on our part, especially as we naturally age, to make sure we have adequate amounts of CoQ10 through supplements.

Author's Bio: 

Jenny has more than twenty years experience with all natural health care products. More information about the health benefits of Coenzyme Q10 and other antioxidants is available at