Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is the main molecule that serves as an energy source for all biochemical and physiological processes in the body. Within a cell's mitochondria, CoQ10 plays a major role as part of the electron transport chain, the major metabolic pathway for making energy in every cell. The process of electron transport produces free radicals that may cause damage to healthy cells. CoQ10 is an antioxidant helps neutralize these free radicals, which helps support continued function of the mitochondria and other important cellular components.
CoQ10 has been extensively studied for its ability to support cardiovascular function. It has been shown to help support the heart muscle, normal, healthy blood pressure a well as benefit to individuals taking cholesterol lowering medications, as these medications have been shown to reduce blood levels of CoQ10.