What is Coenzyme Q10?

Coenzyme Q10, also known as CoQ10, is a compound that helps generate energy in your cells. CoQ10 acts as an antioxidant, which protects cells from damage and plays an important part in the metabolism. Your body produces CoQ10 naturally, but its production tends to decrease with age. CoQ10 levels drop after the age of 20. And after 80 years old, it can be lower than the levels at birth. Forunately, you can also get CoQ10 through supplements or foods.

The Expanding Coenzyme Q10 Market

CoQ10 market size is forecast to exceed $1 billion by 2024, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. Based on applications, CoQ10 market is divided into pharmaceutical, dietary supplements, cosmetics and others. Dietary supplements market was valued at over $225 million in 2015. Rising health consciousness on account of increasing malnourishment levels should drive CoQ10 market for dietary supplements application. Pharmaceutical applications should witness above average industry gains at over 9.5%. Cosmetics market may surpass $140 million by 2024. It finds application in formulation for anti-wrinkle or anti-aging products, sunscreen lotions and moisturising product formulations. Based on regions, North America, driven by U.S. CoQ10 market size, generated over $200 million revenue in 2015. FDA recognises the product as a primary dietary supplement. APAC, with cosmetic industry growth in China and India, may witness growth above 10% CAGR. Growing awareness regarding nutritional products along with rise in per capita disposable income should have a positive impact on the Asia Pacific Coenzyme Q10 market. LATAM, with booming cosmetic industry in Brazil and Mexico, may drive coenzyme Q10 market demand. Rising disposable income with positive indicators for medical treatment, should drive product demand.

The Benefits of Coenzyme Q10

1. It may promote heart health

CoQ10 may benefit patients with certain cardiac diseases (including atherosclerosis, heart failure, and coronary artery disease), according to a report published in Pharmacology & Therapeutics in 2009. In addition, CoQ10 may be beneficial to cardiac cells, which have high energy requirements and are extremely sensitive to CoQ10 deficiency.

2. It could help with fertility

The antioxidant properties of CoQ10 could help improve sperm quality and reduce the decline in number and quality of eggs in women.

3. It might help keep your skin young

Applying CoQ10 directly to the skin can reduce the damage from internal and external agents by increasing energy production in skin cells and promoting antioxidant protection. In fact, CoQ10 applied directly to the skin has been shown to reduce oxidative damage caused by UV rays and even decrease the depth of wrinkles. Supplementing with CoQ10 may also help decrease the risk of skin cancer.

4. It could reduce headaches

A study showed that supplementing with CoQ10 was three times more likely than a placebo to reduce the number of migrains in 42 people. Additionally, CoQ10 deficiency has been observed in people suffering from migraines. Supplementing with CoQ10 seems to help prevent and treat migraines, as it increases mitochondrial function and reduces inflammation.

5. It could help with exercise performance

Exercise performance can be affected by oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction. CoQ10 can help lower oxidative damage, promote exercise capacity and decrease fatigue.

6. It could help with diabetes

Supplementing with CoQ10 can help increase insulin sensitivity and improve blood sugar levels.

7. It might play a role in cancer prevention

CoQ10 plays a critical role in the protection of cell DNA and cell survival, both of which are strongly linked to cancer prevention and recurrence.

8. It is good for the brain

CoQ10 has been shown to protect brain cells from oxidative damage and reduce the action of harmful compounds that can lead to brain disease.

9. CoQ10 could protect the Lungs

CoQ10 can reduce oxidative damage and inflammation that results in diseases of the lungs.

How much CoQ10 should you take?

There is no established ideal dose of CoQ10. Studies have used doses of CoQ10 ranging from 50 milligrams in adults, sometimes split into several doses over the course of a day. A typical daily dose is 100 milligrams to 200 milligrams. Follow the instructions on the bottle or get advice from your doctor or a dietitian. Keep in mind that different supplement brands might have different ingredients and strengths.

Important Market Players

Some of the key manufacturers of CoQ10 are Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, DSM Nutritional Products, ZMC-USA LLC, Kaneka Corporatin, Hwail Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, Kangcare. As a well-known supplier of healthy ingredients, Kangcare Bioindustry Co., Ltd offers high quality CoQ10. Kangcare has its own brand Coengy . Coengy has surprisingly good stability.

Coengy Coenzyme Q10




Main Application



Insoluble in water





Cold water dispersible

Fortification of water-based foods, instant products, puddings, confectionery and milk products, as well as effervescent tables





Cold water soluble

Beverages and cosmetics