Coenzyme Q 10 is not a vitamin. The body mostly synthesizes it however; small amounts are present in foods. Coenzyme Q 10 is most important in the synthesis of adenosine triphosphate or ATP. ATP is the molecule the body uses to store and generate energy. 95% of the body’s energy is generated through ATP. Hence, CoQ10 is very important in the process of energy.
In the body the heart, kidney, and liver require the greatest amounts of energy. Therefore, CoQ10 is essential for their normal everyday function.
Which you do not read much about is the use of CoQ10 in controlling inflammation and pain. A recent article researched the effects of CoQ10 in pain suppression and cartilage deterioration and osteoarthritis.
What was exciting was to see that CoQ10 did help control the pain as well is the inflammation. This resulted in protection of the cartilage in the mice.
This is an exciting new role for the use of CoQ10 for the future.