Coenzyme Q10 has important functions in the body: energy synthesis, antioxidant activity, and stabilization of cell membranes. Energy synthesis takes place in the mitochondria of the cells. This is important to know. Energy synthesis takes place in the mitochondria of the cells. Every cell contains some very small oblong bean-shaped organelles called mitochondria. The mitochondria have both an inner and an outer membrane.
The mitochondria in the cells and Q10
These mitochondria vary considerably in their size and in their numbers in the individual cells. Typically, mitochondria are 60 – 75 angstroms thick. That is, they are 60 – 75 ten-billionths of a meter thick. The length of the mitochondrion is approximately 1 to 10 micrometers, much too small to see. By comparison, an average strand of human hair is 60 – 80 micrometers in diameter (= 600,000 – 800,000 angstroms).