Essential for the correct functioning of the mitochondria.
Coenzyme Q10 is a lipidic molecule fundamental for the correct functioning of the mitochondrion, a microorganism that acts as the powerhouse of the cell. It has antioxidant properties and acts as an electron carrier.
Coenzyme Q10 is fundamental for the wellbeing of the organism and has a ubiquitous distribution, being present inside all the cells of our organism: it favours the production of ATP in the presence of oxygen
Concentrated mainly at the cardiac level, where energy consumption is higher, Coenzyme Q10 decreases with age.
This is why, in the case of heart disease, it is used as a supplemental nutritional therapy alongside the traditional treatment.
The increase of Q10 leads to an improvement in the efficiency of the electron transport chain, maximizing the energy available for cardiac activity and alleviating the symptoms related to these disorders.
The biomedical aspects and therapeutic use of Q10 are discussed in depth in the paper by G.P. Littarru and L.Tiano "Aspetti biomedici del coenzima Q10" (Biomedical Aspects of Coenzyme Q10)