Good news for those suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s or other neurological trauma.
There’s a supplement not often written about that seems to making its way to front page news—at least in health food magazines and alternative medicine blogs.
From a recent article in Lifeextension.com, PQQ is the acronym for pyrrologuinoline quinone, which apparently is a little-known component of all living things that was discovered 50 years ago.
Researchers are just now exploring how important it is and how it works to protect memory and cognition. They are zeroing in on the mitochondria in nerve cells to hopefully unlock some of the mysteries of aging diseases and learn how PQQ promotes the formation of regenerated nerve cells.
Dr. Michael T. Murray, whom we refer to often, is a medical doctor and a world-recognized authority on natural medicine who says this about PQQ:
“It is a novel vitamin-like compound found in plant foods that is showing a wide range of benefits to brain and body function based upon pre-clinical studies and initial clinical evaluation. Although PQQ is not currently viewed as a vitamin, it is likely to be considered an essential nutrient in the future.
“PQQ is also as an extremely powerful antioxidant found in all plant foods today, but particularly in parsley, green peppers, kiwi fruit, papaya and tofu.
“Current research has primarily focused on its ability to protect memory and cognition in both aging animals and humans. Here are some of the effects noted in the animal studies:
• PQQ reverses cognitive impairment caused by chronic oxidative stress and improves performance on memory tests in animal models.
• PQQ supplementation stimulates the production and release of nerve growth factor.
• PQQ protects against the self-oxidation of the DJ-1 gene, an early step in the onset of Parkinson’s disease.
• PQQ protects brain cells against oxidative damage in models of strokes.
• PQQ blocks the formation of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), a major source of reactive nitrogen species (RNS) that is so damaging to brain cells.
• PQQ protects against the likelihood of severe stroke in an experimental animal model for stroke.
• PQQ protects the brain against neurotoxicity induced by other powerful toxins, including mercury, glutamate, and oxidopamine (a potent neurotoxin used by scientists to induce Parkinsonism in laboratory animals).
• PQQ prevents development of alpha-synuclein, a protein associated with Parkinson’s disease.
• PQQ also protects nerve cells from the damaging effects of the beta-amyloid-protein linked with Alzheimer’s disease.”
Loss of brain cells is the fallout from brain injury, stroke and dementia. Traditional medicine focuses on the effects of these brain traumas after the fact, so it makes sense to attack the causes of the degenerative processes before irreversible damage is done. PQQ to the rescue. Vilka casinon det är listas och recenseras hos videospelautomater.com och inom en snar framtid kommer listans säkerligen att fyllas på med ännu fler.
The Lifeextension article goes on to say, “An exciting human study has further demonstrated that PQQ supplementation improves mitochondrial function. A single dose of PQQ (equaling 13 mg for an average-sized adult) led to improved measurements of urinary oxidant levels (indicators of mitochondrial efficiency).
“…A higher daily dose of PQQ supplementation after three days (equaling about 20 mg per day for an average-sized adult) found that measurements of inflammation (such as C-reactive protein and interleukin-6) were decreased.”
PQQ might also play an important role in protecting the brain from the devastation of a stroke and glucose-induced damage to the brain from Diabetes.
Even after 50 years, this is all new to burgeoning breakthrough medicine. Keep doing your own research, and we at GreenAcres will as well. And you can count on us to bring you new studies as they become available.