Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) or ubiquinone is a lipid soluble antioxidant which is found in every cell in the body. CoQ10 is present in the inner mitochondrial membrane and plays an important role in the synthesis of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a molecule of chemical energy upon which all cellular functions depend.
Ubiquinol is the reduced, active antioxidant form of CoQ10. Produced naturally within the body, ubiquinol is CoQ10 that has been converted into the active form necessary for use in cellular energy production. In addition to its critical role in energy production, it is one of the most powerful lipid-soluble antioxidants available, protecting the body’s cells from damage caused by oxidative stress and free radicals.