CoQ10is a vitamin-like, fat-soluble substance
found in the mitochondria of almost all the cells in
the body. It is used in the electron transport chain, a process of aerobic cellular respiration that generates 90–95% of the energy used by the body.* It is also a powerful antioxidant.*
As a dietary supplement, crystalline CoQ10 is poorly absorbed. In fact, on average, only 3% of the consumed dose is actually absorbed. As a result, numerous forms of CoQ10 claiming enhanced bioavailability have been introduced to the market. However, how well they are absorbed varies wildly from person to person. Some subjects will absorb these enhanced forms well while others will absorb only small quantities — uniform bioavailability is not guaranteed.