PQQ | Pyrroloquinoline Quinone | Methoxatin
Pyrroloquinoline quinone, usually referred to as PQQ (as known as Methoxatin), is a recently discovered organic molecule and considered by most to be a vitamin because the human body cannot produce it on its own. Although this compound was once dismissed as a nonessential antioxidant, it is beginning to get more recognition recently as new research is pointing to its potential as potent dietary supplement.
Resveratrol and quercetin continue to get a majority of the coverage when it comes to antioxidants. However, after review of the scientific literature it can be argued that PQQ could quite possibly be much more effective for certain application then these two popular supplements.
In raw form pyrroloquinoline quinone takes on a rich red color making the isolated compound look a lot like the dust from ceramic brick.
Scientific studies have shown that pyrroloquinoline quinone encourages mitochondrial bio-genesis. These findings are exciting because increased mitochondrial biogenesis means an improvement in energy utilization. Mitochondrial adaptation is what most endurance athletes strive for through training. Recent studies in mice show that PQQ also affects amino acid breakdown, immune response, and improves cognitive function.
Additional studies suggest that PQQ is a potent growth factor. PPQ-rich foods include parsley, green tea, green peppers, kiwi fruit and papaya.