It's a vitamin-like chemical found throughout your body, especially heart. It has anti-oxidant qualities and helps to increase energy levels in your body. Some medicines can interefere with Co-Q 10 levels in your body.
Co-Q 10 deficiencies are found in people diagnosed with the following: heart disease, Parkinson's disease, cancer, diabetes, muscular dystrophy and HIV/AIDS.
Co-Q 10 is used in Japan to treat heart disease. The Mayo clinic has indicated that Co-Q 10 can help to reduce high blood pressure. Other researchers have found patients with cancer have a higher survival rate when taking Co-Q 10.
Co-Q 10 can be found naturally occurring in:
Coenzyme Q10 (mcg/g)
63.5 - 73.4
31.0 - 36.5
Soybeans, roasted and ground
Sesame seeds, roasted
14.0 - 21.0
Yellow tail fish
Soybeans, whole, dry
Tuna fish, canned
Sweet almond, roasted
Note: Please consult your primary care practitioner before starting to take Co-Q 10 enzyme supplements. It may interfere with certain medicines.