Thursday, February 24, 2011

ESSENTIAL Supplement Spotlight: PQQ

Mitochondrial dysfunction. Yes, it's VERY real and YES it's happening to all of us. In fact, it's the primary cause of age-related decline. Mitochondria are found in every cell of our bodies, and you need a LOT of them considering the trillions of cells we have in our bodies. Basically it's the Energy Generator for all cellular functioning. They're the reason you're here reading this!

A recent study showed that the muscle tissue of a 90 year old man contained 95% DAMAGED mitochondria compared to almost 0 damage in a 5 year old. Mitochondria is responsible for the synthesis of energy production on a cellular level. Diminished and damaged mitochondria leads to a myriad of health abnormalities including cancer, stroke and heart disease...the big 3. Is it any coincidence then, that the lifestyles of most people today ensure that they are on a disastrous path towards cellular DNA malfunctioning?
We've known now for several decades several anti-oxidative nutrients that protect the cellular mitochondria from loss and dysfunction, including:

CO-enzyme Q 10 (COQ10), Alpha Lipoic Acid, and L-Carnitine. Most of us that are longevity enthusiasts have been taking these for years, however a remarkable new compound has been shown recently in studies to actually GENERATE NEW Mitochondria and not merely repair them. Essentially GROWING FRESH MITOCHONDRIA!! This powerful new mechanism provides us with unprescedented control over the destructive aging process.
This substance, PQQ (pyrroloquinoline quinone) protects and augments delicate mitochondrial structures to promote youthful cellular function in three distinct ways:

Antioxidant power. Like CoQ10, PQQ is a highly potent antioxidant. Its extraordinary molecular stability enables it to facilitate thousands of biochemical reactions in the mitochondria without breaking down, for maximum antioxidant and bioenergetic support.

Favorably modulates gene expression. PQQ activates genes that promote formation of new mitochondria—and beneficially interacts with genes directly involved in mitochondrial health. These same genes also support healthy body weight, normal fat and sugar metabolism, and youthful cellular proliferation.

Mitochondrial defense. Mitochondria possess their own DNA, distinct from the DNA contained in the nucleus. Unfortunately, compared to nuclear DNA, the DNA housed within each mitochondrion is relatively unprotected. PQQ's antioxidant potency and favorable gene expression profile act to support mitochondrial defense.

PQQ is an Essential Nutrient, meaning your body cannot make it on its own. A growing body of research indicates that PQQ's unique nutritional profile supports heart health and cognitive function—alone and in combination with CoQ10. This comes as no surprise, given how much energy these vital organs need.

For the first time EVER we have access to this novel compound to generate BRAND NEW Mitochondria.
This is VERY exciting news indeed!

For Longer Life