Coenzyme Q10 has been identified as crucial in the oxidative phosphorylation in the mitochondria, this means that it converts carbs and fatty acids into energy (1). Coenzyme Q10 has also been found to be an antioxidant (2) and can stimulate cell growth and restrict cell death (3).
1 – Crane, F. L. (2001). Biochemical functions of coenzyme Q10. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 20(6), 591-598.
2 – Quinn, P. J., Fabisiak, J. P., & Kagan, V. E. (1999). Expansion of antioxidant function of vitamin E by coenzyme Q. Biofactors, 9(2‐4), 149-154.
3 – Eu, J. P., Sun, J., Xu, L., Stamler, J. S., & Meissner, G. (2000). The skeletal muscle calcium release channel: coupled O2 sensor and NO signaling functions. Cell, 102(4), 499-509.