The mitochondria are the cells energy powerhouses, and CoQ10 is an essential component of healthy mitochondrial function. CoQ10 is required to convert the energy from fats and sugars into usable cellular energy. Yet, the body's production of CoQ10 declines significantly with advancing age.
More people than ever before are supplementing with CoQ10. One reason is the increased awareness that "statin" drugs used to lower LDL and cholesterol deplete CoQ10 levels in the blood and possibly the tissues. What most doctors don't know is that aging may diminish CoQ10 levels in your body faster than taking Statin drugs.
CoQ10 is notoriously difficult to absorb. When it comes to choosing a coQ10 supplement, you want to choose one that contains ubiquinol instead of ubiquinone. Studies show that ubiquinol absorbs up to 8 times greater than ubiquinone, and higher levels of ubiquinol remain in the blood stream for far longer than ubiquinone.