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Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a vitamin-like substance produced by the body for cell growth and maintenance. It is also present in food, especially meat and fish, and available as a dietary supplement. It functions as an antioxidant, and is said to help heart failure, as well as cancer, muscular dystrophy, and periodontal disease. It is said to boost energy and speed recovery from exercise. Some people take it to reduce the effects certain medicines can have on the heart, muscles, and organs.
As in all medicines, you should consult your doctor before taking them. But we would like to find out:
- What is Coenzyme Q10?
- What are its alleged benefits?
- How and under what conditions is it said to benefit us as an anti-oxidant, energy booster, helping with heart muscles, and preventing other diseases?
- What might be any side effects?
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Coenzyme Q10, also known as ubiquinone, ubidecarenone, coenzyme Q, and abbreviated at times to CoQ10 , CoQ, or Q10 is a 1,4-benzoquinone, where Q refers to the quinone chemical group, and 10 refers to the number of isoprenyl chemical subunits in its tail.
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