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PQQ Caps with PQQ are important for the mitochondria in our bodies.The mitochondria are membrane-bound organelles found in cells that make up plants, animals, fungi and many other forms of life. These cells are sometimes described as “cellular power plants” because they generate most of the cell´s supply of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), used as a source of chemical energy. Organs with high energy requirements such as the brain and the heart have very large numbers of mitochondria. Numerous published studies emphasise the crucial importance of the mitochondria for overall health, especially as we age. Until recently, the only ways for aging individuals to increase the number of mitochondria in their bodies - a process known as mitochondrial biogenesis - were long-term calorie restriction or physical activity to the point of exhaustion, both of which are difficult or impractical for most people to implement.
During the metabolic cycle of ATP production, oxidants are released from the mitochondria as harmful by-products that can damage a number of biomolecules. At the same time, the mitochondria themselves are victims of ATP production as they are highly susceptible to the oxidants thus released. Over time the result is mitochondrial decay. An increasing amount of scientific evidence confirms that mitochondrial decay is the fundamental cause of aging. PQQ (Pyrroloquinoline quinone) supplements protectand enhances delicate mitochondria in order to encourage and retain youthful cellular function (anti-aging for cells) in three ways, which we will now explore.
PQQ is a very powerful antioxidant supplement whose extraordinary molecular stability allows it to facilitate thousands of biochemical reactions in the mitochondria without breaking down, thus providing maximum antioxidant and bio-energetic support.
PQQ activates genes that stimulate the generation of new mitochondria and interacts beneficially with genes directly involved in mitochondrial health. These genes also support healthy body weight, normal fat and sugar metabolism and youthful mitosis. Thus, the effect is an anti-aging treatment for the cells.
Mitochondria have their own DNA which is distinct from the DNA in the nucleus. However mitochondrial DNA is relatively unprotected compared to nuclear DNA. PQQ’s powerful antioxidant properties and favourable gene-expression profile both contribute to mitochondrial protection.
PQQ is an essential nutrient. In other words, it is not produced by the body and has to be obtained through the diet by way of PQQ supplements. A growing body of research indicates that PQQ supplements support cardiac health and provides neuroprotection – both alone and in combination with CoQ10. When taken in combination with CoQ10, 20 mg a day of PQQ has been demonstrated to improve memory, attention and cognitive function in aging individuals.
Research has also demonstrated that PQQ supplements help heart muscle cells resist acute oxidative stress by preserving and enhancing mitochondrial function. It has also been shown to improve blood flow in the heart muscle.
Clinical studies have shown that 20mg of PQQ supplements are necessary to provide effective support for cognitive function. However, only 10mg – the amount delivered by one PQQ Cap with BioPQQ® - or even less have been shown to induce mitochondrial biogenesis (the creation of new mitochondria), leading to enhanced cellular energy output.
Life Extension´s PQQ supplement caps contain PQQ® , a purified, very potent form of PQQ from Japan that is produced by means of a unique fermentation process. This is the highest quality PQQ on the market.
PQQ Caps with PQQ® can be ordered online. Prompt delivery assured.