Today, many people seek to bolster their brainpower through nootropics. Some, such as ginkgo and green tea, have been used for centuries. Others, including various little-studied nutrients, are on the scientific cutting edge.
Pyrroloquinoline quinone, better known as PQQ, falls into the second category. It has shown an ability to support energy production in the brain by protecting existing mitochondria and stimulating the creation of new ones. PQQ also stimulates the production of substances known as nerve growth factors, which support neuron health. What’s more, PQQ has been found to fight both inflammation and cell-damaging free radicals.
Because all cells contain mitochondria, PQQ’s potential benefits go beyond brain support.
Research indicates it may help protect the heart, promote sleep and decrease insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes.
PQQ has been found in nearly all plants; food sources include soybeans, spinach and parsley. However, it’s impossible to boost levels significantly without supplementation. In one Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry study, PQQ supplementation resulted in lower levels of an inflammation marker called CRP.
Energy shortfalls can cause brain function to sputter. PQQ can help keep the power on.
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