Coenzyme Q10 is an essential protein that is required in the power plants of the cell (mitochondria) for energy. Moreover, the substance acts as a free radical scavenger: They neutralize free radicals that can cause cell damage. The aggressive oxygen compounds generated by various metabolic processes. Their concentration exceeds a healthy level, it is called “oxidative stress”. The third task, the coenzyme Q10 finally also provides for a stabilization of the cell membrane.
Coenzyme Q10 can be both produced by the body and ingested from food. The natural production in the body decreases with age. By eating Q10-containing foods can create a balance here. Q10 larger quantities are found for example in fish (especially sardines), meat, poultry, vegetable oil, soybeans, walnuts, almonds, oil nuts, and spinach and broccoli.
Q10-containing cosmetics to combat oxidative stress, such as UVA rays, sun damage and aging. Because the coenzyme lipophilic (“fat-loving”), it can also penetrate into deeper layers of skin.