Mitochondria are the energy factories of the human cells that lie behind every physiological process in your body. Their function is so crucial that a growing number of scientists believe mitochondrial longevity may determine overall health in humans. Diets based on low calories and exercise were until recently the only way to proliferate these power producers. PQQ is the alternative to these exhaustive solutions. Their activity that generates a lot of energy exposes them to damaging free radicals. Ageing comes as result. PQQ prevents it in three distinct ways:
- Antioxidant power. Like CoQ10, PQQ is a highly potent antioxidant. Its extraordinary molecular stability enables it to facilitate thousands of biochemical reactions in the mitochondria without breaking down, for maximum antioxidant and bioenergetic support.
- Favourably modulates gene expression. PQQ activates genes that promote formation of new mitochondria and beneficially interacts with genes directly involved in mitochondrial health. These same genes also support healthy body weight, normal fat and sugar metabolism, and proliferation of cells.
- Mitochondrial defence. Mitochondria possess their own DNA, that are relatively unprotected. PQQ’s antioxidant potency and favourable gene expression profile act to support mitochondrial defence.
PQQ is nutrient that cannot be naturally produced by your body. According to research, PQQ supports heart health and cognitive function, both, alone and in combination with CoQ10. This comes as no surprise, given how much energy these vital organs need. When taken in combination with CoQ10, 20 mg of PQQ per day has proven to sustain memory, attention and cognition. Lower doses of PQQ (10 mg or less) can be just as effective for producing energy in the cells.
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