Coenzyme Q10

Also known as ubiquinone or vitamin Q, it is a vitamin- like substance synthesised by the body. It plays a vital role in the delivery of cellular energy and has antioxidant effects. As we age, production of Q10 tapers off. It is used in anti-ageing skin creams to boost skin repair and regeneration, but there is limited evidence regarding benefits from topical application. Q10 supplementation is used in the treatment of heart conditions and gum disease. Should not be taken while pregnant or breastfeeding.

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