Coenzyme Q-10 was first identified in 1955 in England. It was isolated as an electron carrying coenzyme involved with adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production, the energy molecule of cellular mitochondria.
This coenzyme is normally produced in the body, but as one ages, that production declines. This is why it often needs to be supplemented. Apparently, CoQ10 is attracted to organs that demand higher energy functioning, especially the heart.
There have been several studies proving CoQ10's ability to restore cellular energy not only for cardiovascular purposes, but also neurological health. One study even discovered that low blood levels of CoQ10 were a common denominator among older lethal diseased patients.