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At the cellular level, mitochondria ensure the energy supply and proper functioning of our body. Q10 is one of the mitotropic substances that are of great importance for mitochondria. Coenzyme Q10, also called ubiquinone-10, can not only control the body's energy balance, but also has natural and powerful antioxidant properties. In this way, Q10 can inactivate harmful free radicals and thus protect the organism from oxidative stress.
Oxidative stress in particular can cause cellular ageing and various other diseases.
Q10 has a particularly high concentration in the body in the heart muscle and liver. Its particular attribute is that Q10 has so far only been detected in human organisms. All body cells contain Q10, as coenzymes play an important role in the energy metabolism of cells. It is an endogenous substance that can be produced by human organisms or ingested with food. Experts in orthomolecular medicine emphasise the importance of Q10 to the human energy balance. Therefore, it is relatively often found in food supplements and also in cosmetics.
However, with increasing age, the body's own biosynthesis of coenzyme Q10 steadily decreases. In order to ensure a sufficient supply, in addition to a healthy diet, dietary supplementation with coenzyme Q10 can be useful at any age.