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How Does CoQ10 Work?CoQ10 has several different functions within the cells of the body, such as:
- ATP production -- CoQ10 is important for the production of ATP, an important molecule in the body. ATP provides the energy for most processes within the cells. The production of ATP occurs within certain structures in the cell known as mitochondria.
- Antioxidant effects -- CoQ10 acts as an antioxidant, protecting cells from oxidation damage from free radicals. It also helps cells "recycle" other antioxidants, such as vitamins E and C.
- Membrane stabilization -- CoQ10 may protect and stabilize cellular membranes.