Pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) is a unique compound in that it shares some qualities with B-vitamins and CoQ-10, though has a plethora of wellness benefits of its own. This essential nutrient cannot be made by our bodies and therefore needs to be obtained through supplementation or food sources. PQQ can be naturally found in many foods such as parsley, celery, beans, kiwis, papaya and even human breast milk!
While PQQ offers a spectrum of wellness benefits, it is perhaps most popular for its support of cellular health, in particular in supporting the mitochondria.** The mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell, creating energy that keeps our bodies going.** PQQ’s antioxidant activity helps protect these energy centers from free radical damage while stimulating activity and supporting the synthesis of new mitochondria.**
It’s this mitochondrial support and antioxidant activity that makes PQQ a supporter for heart and cognitive health.** This is because the heart and brain are organs that use a lot of energy, and are therefore rich with mitochondria.
As if that weren’t enough, PQQ also promotes and helps maintain nerve growth factor (NGF), which is a protein that supports the health of neurons.** This property further supports PQQ’s aid in helping maintain overall cognitive wellness.**
Pyrroloquinoline quinone supplements are typically available in capsule form. Though it has many beneficial roles in supporting human health, this nutrient is often associated with brain supplements thanks to its powerful support of overall cognitive health.**
Directions for Use
Before starting any supplementation regimen, be sure to talk to your trusted healthcare professional. While there is no set serving size for pyrroloquinoline quinone, it is often presented in 20 mg servings.