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Mitochondria have their own DNA, so they can multiply independently of cellular division.
PQQ is a nutrient that helps one make new mitochondria.
Of late PQQ has been gaining attention and I quote here from Life extension magazine….
””The latest advance in the area of mitochondrial bioenergetics is the coenzyme pyrroloquinoline quinone or PQQ. PQQ’s critical role across a range of biological functions has only gradually emerged. Like CoQ10, it is a micronutrient whose antioxidant capacity provides extraordinary defense against mitochondrial decay. But the most exciting revelation on PQQ emerged early in 2010, when researchers found it not only protected mitochondria from oxidative damage—it stimulated growth of fresh mitochondria. Mitochondrial dysfunction has been definitively linked to virtually all killer diseases of aging, from Alzheimer’s disease and type 2 diabetes to heart failure. Researchers have recorded evidence of greater mitochondrial damage in the brain cells of humans over 70 compared to those in their early 40s. Many scientists believe mitochondrial longevity determines overall longevity. A next-generation coenzyme is being introduced called pyrroloquinoline quinone or PQQ that has been shown to induce mitochondrial biogenesis—the growth of new mitochondria in aging cells. While CoQ10 optimizes mitochondrial function, PQQ activates genes that govern mitochondrial reproduction, protection, and repair. PQQ also affords potent cardioprotection and defense against neuronal (brain) degeneration. Published studies show that 20 mg of PQQ plus 300 mg of CoQ10 may reverse age-related cognitive decline in aging humans.””
PGC 1 alpha and genetic control of mitochondrial biogenesis can be influenced by life style and supplementation including :
PQQ’s amazing mitochondrial-boosting abilities have been documented by University of California Davis researchers who are considered pioneers in the study of PQQ.
Science Stands Behind the Energizing Power of PQQ
The Journal of Biological Chemistry reports that nutrients like PQQ “improve energy” by stimulating the creation of new mitochondria.4
With new power generators, your old cells can produce energy like new cells.
In addition, Biochemical Pharmacology 5 reports that PQQ is up to 5,000 times more efficient in sustaining energy production than common antioxidants.
This brain “supercharger” rejuvenates an aging brain.
PQQ improves Brain function in 5 major ways :