CoQ10 is a powerful, fat-soluble, vitamin-like substance found naturally in all forms of animal life. It is biosynthesized in the membranes of cells in humans and is vital in the production of energy. It is a power plant of the body that is found in most cells, with especially high concentrations in the heart, the organ that requires high levels of energy for normal operation.
As an antioxidant, CoQ10 helps protect proteins and mitochondrial DNA from oxidative damage and, consequently, supports a healthy heart, brain, and joints. Although the body can typically make the CoQ10 it needs for optimal health, several factors including, but not limited to, cigarette smoking, aging, use of certain medications (e.g. statins), and some disease states can affect CoQ10 levels in the body, making supplementation necessary.
The Kaneka Q10 in CoQ10 Gold is the purest and most researched CoQ10 ingredient in the world. It is bioidentical to the CoQ10 produced naturally in the body and has, over the last thirty years, been used in the vast majority of the clinical trials done on CoQ10. KanekaQ10 is yeast-fermented and does not contain the impurities that are commonly present in CoQ10 produced from tobacco leaves.