Co-enzyme Q10 is most often abbreviated as CoQ10. Although it is sometimes referred to as “Vitamin Q,” it is not a vitamin at all. Rather, it is a vitamin-like substance that naturally occurs in every cell of the human body. It is essential to the production of energy at the cellular level and is highly concentrated in body organs that require the most energy, like the heart, liver, and kidneys.
One of the most accurate biological age markers is CoQ10. As we age, our CoQ10 body levels naturally decrease, and some scientists think that this contributes to the overall aging process itself. Thus, researchers have suggested that slowing down and deferring some of the aging process and effects can be achieved by supplementing with CoQ10. One recent study published in the American Journal of Cardiology revealed that heart patients taking CoQ10, either alone or with other medications, lived an average of three years longer compared to those who didn’t supplement with the nutrient.