What is PQQ?

PQQ-10

What is PQQ?

Pyrroloquinoline quinone or PQQ is a recently discovered vitamin-like compound that is commonly found in plant foods.  It was first discovered as a cofactor for bacteria that is similar to how B Vitamins effect humans.

PQQ has antioxidant and B-vitamin-like activity, with a wide range of benefits for the brain and body. It promotes cognitive health and memory by combatting mitochondrial dysfunction and protecting neurons from oxidative damage. It supports energy metabolism and healthy aging. Natural Factors BioPQQ is created using a natural fermentation process which enhances absorption.

 

Clinical studies in humans have shown that PQQ enhances short-term memory and attention, improves energy metabolism, and reduces markers of inflammation, as well as improving general feelings of well-being.

PQQ is known to influence multiple cellular pathways, including the production of nerve growth factor (NGF). Like CoQ10, PQQ has diverse benefits for mitochondrial function. It has been shown to attenuate mitochondrial oxidative stress as well as stimulate mitochondrial biogenesis. Mitochondrial dysfunction is a key factor in the development of numerous health conditions, especially those typically related to aging.

 

Benefits of PQQ

PQQ has shown a wide range of benefits for the brain and body, such as stimulating mitochondria biogenesis, production of nerve growth factor, and antioxidant activity.

Supports Optimal Mitochondrial Function

Mitochondria are the energy producers in our cells and they play an important role in our overall health.

PQQ has diverse benefits for mitochondrial function having been shown to diminish mitochondrial oxidative stress as well as stimulate mitochondrial biogenesis. Taking PQQ promotes cognitive health by combatting Mitochondrial dysfunction (which is a key factor in the development of numerous health conditions related to aging).

  • PQQ and CoQ10 work together to support the mitochondria, the cells’ energy producers.
  • PQQ has diverse benefits for mitochondrial function. It has been shown to attenuate mitochondrial oxidative stress as well as stimulate mitochondrial biogenesis. Mitochondrial dysfunction is a key factor in the development of numerous health conditions, especially those typically related to aging.
  • It promotes cognitive health and memory by combatting mitochondrial dysfunction and protecting neurons from oxidative damage.

 

Supports Nerve Growth Factors

Nerve Growth Factor, or NGF, refers to a small group of protein-like molecules which are key in the maintenance and development of nerve cells. 

PQQ is known to influence multiple cellular pathways, which enhances the production of nerve growth factor.  By protecting neurons and stimulating nerve growth in the brain, PQQ-10 also supports cognitive performance, including memory and attention.

  • Pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) is a compound known to influence multiple cellular pathways, including the production of nerve growth factor (NGF).
  • By protecting neurons and stimulating nerve growth in the brain, PQQ-10 also supports cognitive performance, including memory and attention.
  • PQQ enhances the biosynthesis of nerve growth factor (NGF), a key protein involved in the growth and survival of neurons.

Prevents Oxidative Stress

Oxidative stress occurs when there is a buildup of oxidative radicals in our bodies and can lead to chronic and degenerative illnesses. 

PQQ protects cells in the body from oxidative damage and supports the metabolism of energy and healthy aging.  It is also considered a novel cofactor with antioxidant and B vitamin-like activity.

  • It promotes cognitive health and memory by combatting mitochondrial dysfunction and protecting neurons from oxidative damage. It supports energy metabolism and healthy aging.
  • PQQ, considered a novel cofactor with antioxidant and B vitamin-like activity

Why Take Natural Factors PQQ?

1. Highly Absorbable

Natural Factors PQQ products use a patented natural fermentation process (BioPQQ) that results in a highly absorbable PQQ disodium salt. Not only is this a natural process opposed to synthetic PQQ, BioPQQ is the type of PQQ used in successful human clinical trials.

2. ISURA Certified

ISURA is Canada’s only independent natural health supplement and food product verification and certification organization. Learn more about ISURA and their certification process.

3. Two Great Options

Both of our products, BioPQQ and PQQ-10, contain 20 mg of BioPQQ. Meanwhile, PQQ-10 adds 200 mg of naturally fermented Coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone) for its synergistic effects. Choose the option that’s right for you.

Natural Fermentation with BioPQQ

BioPQQ is created using a patented natural fermentation process that results in a highly absorbable PQQ disodium salt. BioPQQ is the type of PQQ used in successful human clinical trials. BioPQQ is an innovative way to support energy levels, cardiovascular health, and cognitive function, as well as protect against age-related cognitive decline.

Combined Benefits of PQQ with CoQ10

CoQ10 is well established as a mitochondrial enhancer, which may contribute to the prevention of numerous cardiovascular and neurological conditions. CoQ10 increases the efficiency of mitochondrial ATP production and cellular respiration.

Taking CoQ10 with PQQ has a synergistic effect in modulating cellular signalling pathways, preventing damage from free radicals and helping mitochondrial function.

A combination of both nutrients has shown clinical benefits for cognitive performance, such as improving attention and information processing, providing superior mitochondrial support, and exerting cardioprotective effects.

Where to Find PQQ

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