Pyrroloquinoline quinone, also called methoxatin or PQQ, recently entered the health and wellness scene. It’s also a key component of CalerieHealth™ Alpha Hope. Understanding what PQQ is and how it can work in your body can help you decide if incorporating this supplement makes sense for your lifestyle and health needs.
Basics of PQQ
PQQ is a redox cofactor and antioxidant that works to support long-term health and overall longevity. It’s a water-soluble, vitamin-like compound that is naturally found in soil, human breast milk, and certain foods, like soybeans, green tea, carrots, oranges, tomatoes, dark chocolate, and kiwi.
Scientifically, PQQ appears to work in the body by targeting at least three different physiological pathways:
- Stimulating the generation of PGC1-alpha (Hope Molecule)
- Promoting expression of SIRT3
- Inducing mitochondrial biogenesis
In other words, PQQ works to increase your energy levels, improve your mental focus, and optimize your longevity from the cellular level onward. In fact, research suggests that PQQ may be beneficial for diseases that are associated with mitochondrial dysfunction, including metabolic disorders.
What does PQQ do in the body?
Some might say that the health effects of taking supplemental PQQ is comparable to that of participating in physical exercise.
In your body, PQQ is involved in a number of cellular processes. It targets your mitochondria, which are the energy-producing centers of your cells, and promotes regeneration of new mitochondria. Mitochondria are important because they convert food nutrients into energy that powers cells throughout your body to perform at their peak capability.
It also improves the function of your existing mitochondria, supporting overall energy production and availability within your body.
As a supplement, PQQ is considered a nootropic. This means that its primary activity is neuroprotective, with focus on promoting brain functions like attention span, motivation, creativity, and memory storage and processing.
Your brain cells contain a high concentration of mitochondria, so as PQQ encourages new mitochondrial growth or biogenesis, more energy can be produced in your brain.
Plus, having more energy in your brain cells can lead to the ability to think faster, improved memory and alertness, and reduced mental fatigue. The impact of PQQ supplementation on brain cells was further observed in a 2012 study, showing that it could play a role in the recovery of brain cells following a traumatic brain injury.
PQQ in CalerieHealth™ Alpha Hope
CalerieHealth™ Alpha Hope contains PQQ as a main ingredient. It works alongside molecular hydrogen (H2) to increase antioxidant activity in your body and activate powerful metabolic pathways at the cellular level. This results in improved energy, better brain health, and supports overall wellness.
All you have to do to harness the power of PQQ is drop a tablet of CalerieHealth™ Alpha Hope into your regular water, allow it to dissolve, and watch hydrogen-rich water (HRW) form right before your eyes.
PQQ is a potent nootropic and antioxidant. Exciting, emerging research indicates that it can target your brain, but benefit your whole body, perhaps even supporting a longer life.