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Minding my pqq's ;)

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by Kes, May 26, 2017.

  1. Kes

    Kes

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    Hi guys, was just wondering if anyone has tried the supplement pqq, please? Brands and dosages and how long you took it and with what would be helpful to know.
    I understand it makes new mitochondria but it doesn't seem to get mentioned much alongside other mitochondrial supplements, which I've generally tried. I wondered if it could be a slow burner that takes a while to have a noticeable effect.
    Looking for something to help with brain fog and improve mental energy?
     
  2. Snowdrop

    Snowdrop Rebel without a biscuit

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    CFS_for_19_years Hoarder of biscuits

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  5. Kes

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    PatJ far and free I gaze

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    I tried Jarrow BioPQQ and noticed some benefit in energy and cognition but had to stop taking it after a month due to headaches in the area of my brain stem. Headache is a common side effect with PQQ. I tried it again after a month and found that it worsened energy and thinking instead of improving them.
     
  7. Kes

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    Thanks for sharing your experience of pqq @PatJ . I just wanted to say to anyone who may get the idea to try pqq as a result of reading this thread, (not that there's been much to encourage you :)) to do some research first. I read somewhere it depletes your glutathione for example. (Sorry for lack of source)
     
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  8. LifeIsSweet

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    Kes, I love your pun! Did you try PQQ?
     
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  9. Kes

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    Thanks LifeIsSweet :thumbsup:I've got a weakness for puns I'm afraid. No, not tried it yet. Of late my body can't seem to handle any supplements , even basic stuff like multivitamins and vitamin D and fish oils. I'm trying to figure out why. I'm currently thinking of getting tested for POTS/OI. Have you had any success with any supplements/ other treatments?
     
  10. LifeIsSweet

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    I love puns too, much to my husband's dismay. I haven't tried PQQ yet. I have spent hundreds and hundreds of dollars on supplements and either I don't feel anything or I am too exhausted to take them.

    I recently had a tilt table test. I have orthostatic hypotension but not POTS. I had one saline infusion and didn't feel much different, maybe even worse. BUT, as I'm sure you know a LOT of people feel better after infusions. I will try another infusion soon.

    I'm going to start taking antibiotics for high mycoplasma pneumonae levels and then antivirals for all sorts of viruses. I'm scared to do this - but feel a little assured because I was prescribe these meds by Dr. Montoya's PA at Stanford. One person had a very positive result, especially when combining Valtrex with Cymbalta and LDN.
     
  11. Kes

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    Yeah I love a good pun but they're not everybody's thing.

    I wish you well with the treatments you are going to be trying. I hope they help you. It's really good you've been able to see Dr Montoya/ his team.
     
  12. maddietod

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    I've just finished 3 months on Jarrow PQQ 20mg daily. I must have a primary mitochondrial problem, because this is the first thing in 30+ years that's improved my energy. I also take shilajit, which is said to potentize PQQ - it has for me.

    I noticed a small uptick in energy within days, and improvement has been steady. Recently I've had 2 weeks in a row where I experienced 1 day each week of completely normal energy. I gardened for 9 hours one day, and painted a shed for 8 hours the second. I didn't crash, but I was very careful for a few days each time.

    There have been no negative side effects, and my sleep has improved some (3 nightly wakings instead of 5).
     
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    Lucky you. Didn't feel any effect from PQQ.
     
  14. Kes

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    Glad to hear it's helped you @maddietod .If you wouldn't mind, I'm sure people would be interested to hear how you get on with the PQQ. Hope it continues to be helpful for you..
     
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