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BioPQQ: PQQ for mitochodrial biogenesis?

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by Sherpa, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. Sherpa

    Sherpa Ex-workaholic adrenaline junkie

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    I have read some marketing copy claiming that scientific studies have shown pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) can increase the new numbers of mitochondria.

    One reason I think I cannot tolerate most mitochondrial support supplements is that I suspect I have severe mitochondrial damage from oxidative stress, extreme exercise, prescription drugs, etc. I get overstimulated by taking substance like CoQ10, methylfolate & l-carnitine.

    I have been taking NT Factor Energy Lipids powder and I found that to be very supportive and energizing. The marketing copy claims that it supplies raw materials that have been shown in experiments to actually heal cell membranes. I hope this is true!

    • Does anyone have experience supplementing PQQ?
    • Do you feel the 'mitochondrial biogenesis' claims to be true?
    • How do you coordinate PQQ with other methlyation supplements like B12 / methylfolate?
     
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    drob31 Senior Member

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    This is next on my list to try after NADH. There's also something called MitoQ which is believe is Co-Q 10 formulated to reach mitochondria.
     
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    ahmo Senior Member

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    I'm on my second bottle, so I must be taking it for a couple months now. I haven't experienced anything specifically. However these 2 months have been extremely stressful, far more in-the-world enforced activity, and following that I was on the edge of a crash, really feeling the oxidative stress. During this time my body self-tested for more PQQ, some days twice, instead of once/day. My only means of assessing is that I get a very enthusiastic + response from body when I self-test. (I wish I got a - response, and could eliminate a supp from my budget:rolleyes:)

    I'm taking it w/ meal, so it's away from folate/B12.
     
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    juniemarie Senior Member

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    @ahmo Would you keep us updated on your progress with it
     
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    ahmo Senior Member

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    @juniemarie ...I'd be happy to...but as I'm just responding to self-testing, and have implemented a number of other things since then as I gain understanding of the NO/ONOO- cycle and the need for lot's of antioxidants...Don't know that I'll have anything concrete to share.;)
     
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    CFS_for_19_years Hoarder of biscuits

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    A naturopath suggested giving PQQ a try and it gives me an energy boost on the days I take it.

    http://www.swansonvitamins.com/heal...inone-brain-health-anti-aging-supplement.html

    I only take PQQ before 2 p.m. Several supplement manufacturers make it and I find the Swanson brand (in capsules) is as good as any. Source Naturals makes a tablet form of PQQ and since the 20mg dose is the best buy, I can cut those tablets in half if I just want a 10mg dose. At 20mg/day, it takes me 2 to 3 days to feel the effects kick in.

    www.amazon.com/Source-Naturals-PQQ-Mind-Tablets/dp/B00BQS87D2
     
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  8. AaroninOregon

    AaroninOregon noob

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    I tried it for a week...it gave me a lot of energy. Unfortunately, I have bad insomnia and the extra energy made sleep even more difficult than usual, so I had to stop.
     
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    Changexpert Senior Member

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    I tried it for 2 weeks along with ubiquinol (reduced coq10). It did give me some energy, but after reading contradicting studies on PQQ, I stopped taking it.

    One study says that PQQ can increase intracellular ROS level while dcreasing GSH (glutathione) level, which is totally opposite of what we want (1). Another study suggests the total opposite (2). In one in-vitro study, researchers proved that PQQ suppresses liver fibrogenesis to prevent progression of liver cirrhosis. The same study suggests that levels of antioxidants like GSH and SOD were improved in mice (3). Similar study can be found here (4). One study even suggests that PQQ provides protection against methylmercury (5).

    I personally would take PQQ again because of positive effect it gave me, but the cost is exorbitant. I think it would be a wise idea to measure glutathione level before taking PQQ then compare it after a month or so.
     
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