Pyrroloquinoline Quinone (PQQ)
What is it?Pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) is a vitamin-like compound found in foods of plant origin, and that is being identified as a novel supplement that helps in various physiological processes, such as cellular energy metabolism and mitochondrial biogenesis or Mitochondriogenesis. . This effect is a "fountain of youth" for mitochondrial function.
In addition, it is a powerful antioxidant that protects the mitochondria from oxidative stress, showing a great variety of benefits for the brain and the body's functioning, being able to catalyze the continuous cycle (the ability to carry out repeated oxidation and reduction reactions). To a much higher degree compared to other antioxidants. For example, PQQ is capable of 20,000 catalytic conversions compared to just 4 for vitamin C.
PQQ stimulates growth and serves as a cofactor for a particular class of enzymes involved in cell function, including cell growth, development, differentiation, and survival.
When omitted from chemically defined diets in mammals, this leads to impaired growth, compromised immune status, and abnormal reproductive function.
- Supports nutrition for the health of the cardiovascular system.
- Protects brain cells from ischemic stroke or cerebral infarction.
- Promotes and stimulates the natural process of new mitochondria in cells.
- Important nutritional support for normal energy production (ATP) in cells.
- Helps reverse the mental deterioration caused by chronic oxidative stress associated with age, improving cognitive functions.
REF: "Antioxidant and pro-oxidant properties of pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ): implications for its function in biological systems" Author: lKaiHeaHitoshiNukadaaTeijiUrakamibMichael PMurphyc