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What is PQQ Powder used for?

Jun 29, 2022

Pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) is a quinone molecule that is also a redox cofactor - meaning that it has antioxidant properties. PQQ Powder is a very powerful antioxidant and is far more stable than ascorbate.

It is one of the most powerful antioxidants found at present. Its antioxidant capacity is 5000 times that of vitamin C. It is called the "King of Immunity" by the biomedical community!

What is PQQ Powder used

In 1979, researchers at the University of Texas in the United States found traces of PQQ in bacteria. Experiments at the University of California proved that experimental rats with insufficient PQQ intake had the low reproductive ability, but they had not been able to prove that it was a new vitamin.

When the research team led by researcher Tadao Kato of the Japan Institute of physical chemistry was studying the role of genes related to manic depressive circulatory diseases, it accidentally found an enzyme indispensable for lysine decomposition in animal and human cells, which would be difficult to play its role if it was not combined with PQQ.

The researchers concluded that PQQ is a new vitamin according to the characteristics that PQQ and enzymes participate in metabolism together.

What is PQQ Powder used for?

In 2003, the RIKEN Institute of Japan wrote an article in nature, proposing that PQQ is another new vitamin discovered after vitamin B12 was discovered in 1948. Its physiological functions include: preventing liver injury, protecting nerves, stimulating energy production, growth-promoting factors, antioxidation, stimulating immunity, etc.

King of Immunity

Part One: prevention and treatment of liver injury and protection of nerves 

PQQ could protect the liver cells of mice from carbon tetrachloride, galactosamine, and other toxins. After hepatocyte injury, serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase (GPT) levels increased significantly. If PQQ was injected intraperitoneally in advance, the serum bilirubin and GPT contents could be significantly reduced; Even if a liver injury has occurred, the role of PQQ is still very obvious.

PQQ is better than coenzyme Q10 in improving the learning ability and memory function of rats caused by chemical emergencies.

Part Two: growth-promoting factor 

We don't feel the importance of PQQ, because PQQ in daily diet basically meets the needs of body growth, and there will be no obvious lack of symptoms. Scientific researchers have tested its importance in mice with a diet without PQQ.

Lack of PQQ in food will reduce the number of offspring of female rats by half, and the offspring are not easy to survive the weaning period; In the process of growing up, its deficiency will lead to immune cell defects and a decline in body immunity.

reproductive development

In addition to reproductive development, it is of great significance to mammalian skin health and collagen cross-linking. Lack of PQQ in pregnant or young rats will lead to a 70~90% reduction of lysine oxidase in the skin. As a result, collagen is dissolved and skin is dry and easy to fall off.

PART Three Increase the number and function of mitochondria

Mitochondria are the main place for cells to generate energy through oxidative phosphorylation and the power plant of cells. About 95% of the energy during exercise is provided by mitochondria.PQQ powder can stimulate the biosynthesis of mitochondria, increase their synthesis and function, and improve energy utilization.

Mitochondria are the energy factories in cells and the places where sugars, fats, and amino acids are oxidized and energy is released.

Increase the number and function of mitochondria

Therefore, the decline of mitochondrial quality is closely related to human normal aging and the development of aging-related diseases, such as cancer, Alzheimer's disease, heart disease, and so on.

PQQ also participates in basic energy metabolism as an electron acceptor. Molecules with similar electron transfer functions are often called "coenzymes".

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