Coenzyme Q-10 is found in the mitochondria of every cell in the body, where the main source of energy is produced. It plays a key role in the production of cellular energy. Therefore, sufficient levels of Co-Q10 are necessary for maintaining energy levels in the body. Because the heart in particular requires a lot of energy Co-q10 is especially important for a healthy heart.
Additionally, studies suggest that CoQ10 neutralizes free radicals -- free-floating molecules which can cause damage to otherwise healthy cells. Damage from free radicals may increase symptoms of aging and worsen degenerative diseases. Supplementing the body with CoQ10 may help combat the free radicals and prevent damage from occurring.
Natural levels of Co-Q10 tend to decrease as people age, and a supplemental form of Co-Q10 may be beneficial for maintaining adequate levels of this powerful substance.