CoQ10 (coenzyme Q10) is an antioxidant that your body naturally produces. This coenzyme is used for growth and maintenance. Please note, though, that as you age, this enzyme naturally decreases.
Found in whole grains, meat and fish, the dietary sources aren't enough to significantly increase the levels in your body.
According to the Mayo Clinic, supplementing with CoQ10 has the following benefits derived from multiple research:
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This supplement should be discussed with your doctor before taking if you're on blood thinners.
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