Coenzyme Q-10 is a key nutrient for cellular energy transport. It catalyzes the transfer of electrons and is needed for this purpose by every cell and organ in the body. A lack of it is associated with prematuring aging and degenerative disease. The gums are an obvious region which reveal the deficiency, since a lack of this substance leads to gum disease, gum infection, and receding gums. The heart is also highly dependent upon coenzyme Q-10, and a wide range of heart ailments may result from the deficiency.