What Are the Ingredients in Coenzyme Q10?


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The ingredients in coenzyme Q10 are 59 atoms of carbon, 90 atoms of hydrogen and four atoms of oxygen, says PubChem. This is written as C59H90O4. The molecular weight of coenzyme Q10 is 863.3435 g/mol.

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Coenzyme Q10 is a molecule that functions somewhat like a vitamin, according to MedlinePlus. It is found in the cells, especially cells in organs such as the heart and the liver, and helps mitochondria perform ATP synthesis, which converts food into energy, according to Oregon State University and Hyperphysics. Coenzyme Q10 can be man-made or found in small amounts in meat and seafood

People use coenzyme Q10 to treat congestive heart failure, angina and hypertension, says MedlinePlus. It is also used to treat cardiac damage caused by chemotherapy drugs. People use it to treat diseases that range from diabetes, some cancers, chronic fatigue syndrome, macular degeneration and the virus that causes AIDs. Some use it to reduce the muscle pain that can be caused by statins, which are drugs that lower cholesterol. Coenzyme Q10 is also rubbed directly on the gums to treat gum disease.

Research indicates that coenzyme Q10 is effective in treating several maladies, claims MedlinePlus. It is possibly not effective for Alzheimer's disease, high cholesterol and Lou Gehrig's disease. It also does not seem to enhance a person's athletic performance.

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