(NaturalNews) One of the hallmarks of aging is a rapid decline in
cellular energy. Energy is produced by a complex of small powerhouses
inside each cell known as mitochondria. Mitochondria are particularly
vulnerable to the ravages of free radicals and oxidation from normal
metabolic activity in our body, and they begin to deteriorate with
advancing age. Researchers have demonstrated that powerful antioxidant
nutrients known to enhance energy production by supporting mitochondrial
regeneration can slow aging, prevent disease and extend healthy lifespan.
Mitochondrial Decline Leads to Chronic Disease Development
Mitochondrial degradation is directly related to loss of energy
as we age. 95% of the mitochondria are damaged in a 90 year old person
compared with virtually no damage seen in pre-teens. Researchers are
beginning to tie the development and progression of diseases such as
Alzheimer`s disease, type II diabetes, heart failure and cancer to mitochondrial decline and failure.
contain their own DNA aside from the cell nucleus and remain relatively
unprotected and extremely vulnerable to free radical damage. Over time
the DNA sustains mutations that disable the energy producing capacity of
the mitochondria. Many biologists now believe that the number of
functioning mitochondria determine human longevity. The more functional mitochondria you have in your cells, the lower your risk of disease.
PQQ Boosts Cellular Energy Production
PQQ (Pyrroloquinoline quinone) is a natural enzyme cofactor that is emerging as an essential compound capable of mitochondrial regeneration. The results of a study published in the Alternative Medicine Review demonstrate that PQQ is a powerful antioxidant
with a 5,000 time greater capacity to quell free radical damage
compared to vitamin C. This prevents damage to the delicate
mitochondria, and it prevents both functional decline that has been
shown to initiate disease and energy decline.
Research recently published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry
demonstrates how PQQ not only protects the integrity of existing
mitochondria from oxidative damage, but also stimulates the growth of
new mitochondria. Up until now only calorie restriction and vigorous
exercise have been shown to exhibit these characteristics. This type of
news should make headlines as it is an indicator that the aging process
can be slowed. You won`t hear this information though because it relates
to a natural substance that can`t be patented by Big Pharma.
CoQ10 Works in Harmony with PQQ to Boost Energy Levels
CoQ10 has long been known to increase energy levels as it is an essential cofactor in the production of cellular energy
known as ATP. PQQ and CoQ10 work together as a team to combat the
effects of cognitive decline commonly seen in the elderly. PQQ
stimulates the production and release of nerve growth factor in the brain
that protects memory and learning. When both cofactors are present in
the blood, tests of cognition are dramatically improved in aging
PQQ is naturally found in a variety of foods including leafy green vegetables, fruits, green tea and wine. Supplementation is also available. Ground breaking research
provides evidence that this little known enzyme cofactor may hold the
key to prevention of brain aging while improving cardiovascular health and longevity.
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