Coenzyme Q10, also known as CoQ10, is a vitamin and is naturally found in foods. It is contained in many foods but in small amounts, and is synthesized in the tissues. The synthesis is performed in many stages and requires the presence of eight vitamins and several trace elements.
Coenzyme Q10 is fat-soluble and can be found in all body cells. It is involved in the production of energy in the cells. It is also an important antioxidant. Rich sources of CoQ10 are organ meats, for example heart, kidney and liver; beef, oil, sardines, soy, peanuts and mackerel. The maintenance of normal level of Coenzyme Q10 in the body is essential for the general healthy of the individual.
Coenzyme Q10 may be used in cases of insufficient nutrition in sick individuals. If it is combined with a treatment of the main disease, the results will be even better and stronger.
CoQ10 is beneficial in the treatment of heart problems and cancer. According to some studies, cancerous patients have low amounts of Coenzyme Q10 in their organisms. Unfortunately, the researches do not completely prove the importance of CoQ10 for prevention and treatment of cancer.
This vitamin can also stimulate and support the immune system. Recently, a link between CoQ10 and the immune systems has been discovered.
Some years ago, a dosage of 35-40 mg of Coenzyme Q10 was recommended. Nowadays, however, medical specialists recommend higher dosages of the vitamin. You can find Coenzyme Q10 in the form of pressed tablets, capsules or oil based gel caps.