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VitaPQQ - potentially helpful to CFS patients?

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by dipic, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. dipic

    dipic Senior Member

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    VitaPQQ - a supplement containing (possible vitamin?) called Pyrroloquinoline Quinone.

    Interesting article about it winning an award and what it supposedly does:

    http://www.npicenter.com/anm/anmviewer.asp?a=26632&print=yes

    Some excerpts:

    I haven't done a whole lot of research about this stuff outside of reading this article and looking for places that sell it (not that I'd buy it now, but I was curious) other than quickly hitting up Wikipedia to read that:

    "...there is no direct evidence that AASDH requires PQQ as a cofactor in its enzymatic activity. Rucker and colleagues concluded that insufficient information is available so far to state that PQQ is a vitamin for mammals, although PQQ may be an important biological factor."

    Regardless, I'm quite interested to know what some CFS docs and members here might think.

    I'll have to look further into it when I have more time/energy (mostly energy. :Retro wink:)
  2. liverock

    liverock Senior Member

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    The most important aspect from PWC's point of view is PQQ is reported to increase the number of mitochondria and increase redox cycling, something that most of us need badly as this disease seems to enjoy damaging mitochondria.

    Life Extension Foundation has recently done an article on PQQ.

    http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2010/ss2010_Rejuvenate-Your-Cells-Growing-New-Mitochondria_01.htm

    Thorne Research have done a more scientific article.

    http://www.thorne.com/altmedrev/.fulltext/14/3/268.pdf


    University of California appear to be researching it as well.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19861415
  3. August59

    August59 Daughters High School Graduation

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    Very interesting, but have a lot more reading to do. Thanks

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