You cannot read much about the importance of Coenzyme Q10 supplements without coming across the term “mitochondria” (singular form = mitochondrion). The mitochondria inside our cells are microscopic organelles that have an inner and outer membrane and their own DNA, which suggests that the mitochondria derive originally from bacteria that got inside animal cells quite early in the evolution of eukaryotic cells.
Our cells and the mitochondria inside them co-exist in a symbiotic relationship. Our cells provide a secure home for the mitochondria, and the mitochondria serve as the energy factories for our cells. The mitochondria convert the energy that is in carbohydrates and fatty acids to energy in the form of ATP (adenosine triphosphate).