What is CoQ10?

CoQ10, also known as CoEnzyme Q10 or Ubiquinone, is officially recognized as Ubidecarenone by the US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP).

What is CoQ10

CoQ10 is a compound that provides energy to the body and is stored in cell mitochondria (the “engine” of cells). Found throughout the body, especially in the heart and liver, it’s used to treat heart disease patients and those suffering from migraines or Parkinson’s disease.

Coenzyme Q10 is naturally produced inside our cells and peaks in production around 20-30 years of age. As we grow older, the production of CoQ10 is gradually reduced.

 

EWG Rating: 1

 

CoQ10 Benefits for Skin

Applied directly to skin, CoQ10 helps energize skin cells and fight the effects of aging. CoQ10 protects deeper layers of skin from damage by neutralizing harmful free radicals. CoQ10 can decrease the depth of wrinkles.

Deficiency of CoQ10 results in the skin’s inability to produce collagen (which gives skin firmness) and maintain elasticity, causing sagging and wrinkles.

CoQ10 repairs and protects against sun damage by stimulating skin cell activity to encourage removal of toxins and oxidative damage from UV rays, stress and pollution. People with low levels of CoQ10 are more likely to develop skin cancer.

CoQ10 regenerates cells, stimulates collagen and provides biological energy inside cells to revive skin from within. It is critical nutrient for maintaining youthful skin and is a fat-soluble antioxidant that enhances skin cell regeneration and proper structural integrity.

 

The Chemistry of Ubidecarenone (CoQ10)

Chemical Formula: C59H90O4

 

Surprising Fact about CoQ10

CoQ10 is responsible for generating 95% of the human body’s energy.