CoQ10 is important for all energy-dependent processes, and is especially helpful in strengthening contraction of the heart muscle. CoQ10 is also important for protection against free radical damage to the arterial vessels.
Blood Sugar Balance
The electron transport chain, a biochemical pathway in which CoQ10 plays a major role, significantly impacts carbohydrate metabolism. CoQ10 has been shown to support blood sugar balance already within normal levels.
Neurons are characterized by high rates of metabolic activity and the need to respond quickly to energy demanding fluctuations in the brain. Mitochondrial alterations, leading to reduced ATP production, can promote neuronal dysfunction and degeneration via increased production of reactive oxygen species in the central nervous system. As an effective carrier with strong antioxidant properties, CoQ10 has been shown to promote neurological health.