Co-enzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a vitamin-like substance in the body characterized by solubility in fat, hydrophobicity, and its involvement in electron transport and energy production. It combines with other enzymes to enable the formation of component amino acids which feed, fuel, repair, and maintain the health of the body.
Since vitamins are essential precursors to enzyme systems, and CoQ10 is needed by the body, it is often considered a vitamin although it is not. When we say “essential,” we mean that it must be consumed and is physiologically necessary. However, Co-enzyme Q10 is not truly “essential” because your body can produce it. If the body were unable to produce it, it would have been called “Vitamin Q.”