Ubiquinone, better known as coenzyme Q10 is a substance found in every cell of our body. Without this substance it would not be possible to produce energy for the cells. It is found in mitochondria of cells. Mitochondria, also known as cellular power plants, serve in our body to produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP). This produces up to 95% of human energy.
ATP is important in any biochemical process in the human body. It is part of muscle contraction and nutrient transfer, and is also needed in the production of enzymes and proteins. In the generation of energy, free radicals are always formed. Coenzyme Q10 prevents damage to the mitochondria that are essential for energy production.
This substance is also a very powerful antioxidant. It removes free radical-damaging cells that can even speed up the aging process and cause death.
Coenzyme Q10 also contains fish, butter, eggs, heart or liver in smaller quantities. However, the content of this substance decreases during cooking or storage. The organism creates its own coenzyme Q10 as it is deficient in diet. It can produce liver to some degree in the body, but with increasing age this production decreases. In 20 years of life the body can produce up to 90% of the daily requirement of this substance, in 40 years the production decreases to 60% and in 60 years it is only 30%. If the body can only produce 20%, the body dies.