CoQ10 is found in highest concentration in the heart, and is required to produce energy within the heart for optimal functioning. The heart needs a constant and high supply of CoQ10 to produce the energy that is needed to make the heart pump, sending blood around the body delivering oxygen, nutrients and removing waste products. When the body is low in CoQ10, then the heart has trouble circulating the blood around the body.
CoQ10 is beneficial for the whole cardiovascular system, and has been shown to help lower blood pressure.
The medications given to heart patients, such as statin tend to lower the levels of CoQ10. Supplementing your diet with this enzyme counters this effect and protects the heart from further oxidative damage.
CoQ10 helps to maintain the flexibility of cell membranes which helps the integrity of the cells. This allows more efficient communication between cells, and the optimal movement of nutrients and waste between cells and the blood.
It is believed that over 75% of people over the age of fifty may be deficient in Co-Enzyme Q10, so supplementation will help to increase the intake ensuring the body has enough to function optimally.
Natural sources of Co-Enzyme Q10 are meats, peanuts, sardines, and spinach