CoQ10. Definition

Medical Definition: CoQ10

Nutrient that the body needs in small amounts to function and stay healthy. CoQ10 helps the mitochondria (small structures in the cell) to produce energy. It is an antioxidant that helps prevent damage that free radicals (highly reactive chemicals) cause the cells. CoQ10 is fat soluble (can dissolve in fats and oils) and is found in fatty fish, beef, soy, peanuts and spinach. It is being studied for the prevention and treatment of some cancers and heart disease, and to alleviate the side effects caused by some cancer treatments. Also called coenzyme Q10, Q10, ubiquinone, and vitamin Q10.

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