What is CoQ10 Good For?

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 08/31/2023

What is CoQ10, and what is CoQ10 good for? Check this out.


0:00 What is an enzyme 

0:35 What is CoQ10? 

2:08 CoQ10 and statins 

2:25 Nutritional deficiencies and CoQ10

2:35 Inflammatory conditions and CoQ10

2:44 Benefits of CoQ10

3:17 Bulletproof your immune system *free course! 

Today let's cover what CoQ10 (coenzyme Q10) is good for. A coenzyme is something that helps an enzyme. There are a lot of different enzymes in the body that go way beyond digestion. There are enzymes that help perform many different functions. They're proteins that are involved in all of the biochemical pathways in the body.

CoQ10 is found in every single cell in the body. It's a very powerful antioxidant, but its main job is to stabilize membranes, especially in areas of your body where you're generating a lot of energy. The membrane around the mitochondria (the energy factory) needs CoQ10. Lipoprotein membranes, as in HDL and LDL, also need CoQ10. 

When you're generating a lot of energy, you're also generating a lot of free radical damage and oxidation. CoQ10 helps to counter that.  Statins block CoQ10. Blocking this enzyme can create a lot of side effects, especially muscle damage. If you're taking a statin, you may also want to take CoQ10. 

If you have any nutritional deficiencies, you may also be deficient in CoQ10 because it sets you up for not creating CoQ10. If you have inflammatory conditions, you may also want to take CoQ10. 

What is CoQ10 good for?

• It can help support the heart 

• It may be good for athletes that generate a lot of oxidation 

• It may be good for people who have migraines or headaches 

• It may be good for people who have inflammation 

• It may be good for people who take a lot of medication

• It could potentially help protect against cancer 








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