Coenzyme Q10, also known as CoQ10, is a compound that helps generate energy in your cells. Your body produces CoQ10 naturally, but its production tends to decrease with age. Health conditions like heart disease, brain disorders, diabetes, and cancer have been linked to low levels of CoQ10.
- CoQ10 seems to help treat heart failure by improving heart function, increasing ATP production, and limiting oxidative damage.
- The antioxidant properties of CoQ10 could help improve sperm quality and reduce
the decline in the number and quality of eggs in women.
- CoQ10 can reduce sun damage and increase antioxidant protection. Supplementing with CoQ10 may also help decrease the risk of skin cancer.
- Exercise performance can be affected by oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction. CoQ10 can help lower oxidative damage, promote exercise capacity and decrease fatigue.