PQQ and ubiquinol work together to protect against age-related decline
and degenerative diseases
, specifically those affecting organs with very high energy requirements, such as the brain and heart
. PQQ and ubiquinol (CoQ10) are synergistic nutrients that modulate cellular signalling pathways, scavenge oxidative free radicals, and support optimal mitochondrial function. 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. Pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) is a compound known to influence multiple cellular pathways, including the production of nerve growth factor. Clinical studies have shown that taking PQQ and CoQ10 together benefits cognitive performance by improving attention span and information processing. They provide superior mitochondrial support and exert cardioprotective effects.
PQQ also greatly benefits cardiovascular health. In a 2006 study using animal models, PQQ was shown to be superior to a well known beta-blocker (metoprolol) in reducing oxidative damage after a heart attack and resulted in reduced area of cardiac tissue death and improved overall cardiac function. The benefits are not just to heart health though. PQQ has been studied for it's neurological protection especially in cases following a stroke or spinal cord injury. One study showed that when PQQ was given within 3 hours of a stroke in animal models there was reduction in tissue damage due to a return of blood flow to the damaged area in the brain. PQQ has also been shown to help in the treatment of Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease. PQQ has also had a positive affect on memory function in humans. A randomized, double-blind study released in 2009 looked at the the effect of PQQ and CoQ10 supplementation over a 3 month period on 71 middle aged individuals. What they found is that memory, attention, and cognition improved in individuals supplementing with PQQ and this affect was enhanced even more when taking both PQQ and CoQ10 together.
Ubiquinol (QH Active CoQ10 from Kaneka)
(microorganism) ................................................200 mg
PQQ (BioPQQ) (pyrroloquinoline quinone) ..............10 mg
Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol from
non-GMO sunflower lecithin) ............1.2 mg AT (1.8 IU)
Non-medicinal ingredients: Softgel (gelatin, glycerin, purified water, carob), organic flaxseed oil, yellow beeswax, non-GMO sunflower lecithin.
Adult Dose: 1 softgel 1-2 times daily or as directed by a health care practitioner.