The enormous amount of energy generated within the mitochondria exposes them to constant free radical activity, which results in mitochondrial decay over time. PQQ protects and supports delicate mitochondrial structures to promote youthful cellular function by encouraging the formation of new mitochondria and by supporting mitochondrial defense with its antioxidant power.
Mitochondrial DNA & antioxidant protection
The enormous amount of cellular energy generated within mitochondria also exposes them to constant free radical activity. Fortunately, PQQ is a potent antioxidant, offering powerful free radical protection and maximum support for cellular energy production at the same time.
Mitochondria possess their own DNA, which is different from the DNA found in a cell’s nucleus. Unfortunately, mitochondrial DNA is more vulnerable to mutations than nuclear DNA. PQQ's antioxidant potency and favorable gene expression profile help to support delicate mitochondrial DNA against oxidation.
Favorable gene expression
PQQ activates genes that promote the formation of new mitochondria. PQQ also beneficially interacts with genes directly involved in mitochondrial health. These same genes also support healthy sugar and fat metabolism, youthful cellular proliferation and more.
Other potential whole-body health benefits
PQQ may support quality, restful sleep, heart health and cognitive function, by itself and in combination with CoQ10. Plus, when taken with CoQ10, PQQ promotes memory, attention and cognition in maturing individuals.