CoQ10 is naturally orange and found in most cells in the body. Moderate amounts of CoQ10 are found in foods, but the primary source of CoQ10 in the body is produced by the body itself. CoQ10 levels decrease with age and some cholesterol-lowering statin drugs can reduce CoQ10 production, which is why supplementing may be helpful to replenish CoQ10 levels in the body. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is present in virtually all human tissues, where it plays an important role in energy production and functions as an antioxidant. CoQ10 may support heart health by preventing against oxidative damage and supplying energy to heart tissue. Due to
the extraordinary energy requirements of our hardworking heart, the highest concentration of CoQ10 is found in heart muscle tissue. CoQ10 is known to support the heart through mitochondrial bioenergetics, the process of cellular energy transformation. Several studies have highlighted the efficacy of oral CoQ10 in improving functional capacity, endothelial function, and myocardial ventricular contractility in individuals with heart problems. On top of this, CoQ10 helps to promote overall cardiovascular health by confronting oxidative stress in heart and endothelial (blood vessel wall) cells. CoQ10 has also been shown to modulate oxidation rates of key lipids during supplementation. This type of antioxidant activity may enhance the structural integrity of
lipids and supporting healthy blood vessels and circulation, potentially creating a more favorable cardiovascular environment.