Coenzyme Q10. Definition

Medical Definition: Coenzyme Q10

Nutrient that the body needs in small amounts to function and stay healthy. Coenzyme Q10 helps 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. Coenzyme Q10 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 CoQ10, Q10, ubiquinone, and vitamin Q10.

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