PQQ or B14.What is this?
What is PQQ (Pyrroloquinoline Quinone methoxatin)?
PQQ is a molecule that used to be thought of as a vitamin. Chemical formula C14H6N2O8. Until now, there are debates among scientists about where it should be attributed – to vitamin B14 or this is a separate substance.
But in any case, no one denies the great benefits for humans. In terms of its qualities, it is very similar to the B vitamins and at the same time to ascorbic acid. Pyrroloquinoline quinone is water-soluble, so overdose is unlikely, it is not produced or accumulated in the human body.
To meet human needs, PQQ is needed in relatively small dosages, but on a daily basis. It is found in significant quantities in human breast milk and in some herbs. Pyrroloquinoline quinone is everywhere, even in cosmic dust, and is not affected by high or low temperatures.
Foods high in vitamin B14 (PQQ)
Vitamin B14 is common in some foods, so with a properly balanced diet, people are not severely deficient in this vitamin. A large amount of vitamin B14 is found in soybeans. Below is a small list of leaders:
With a balanced diet, we get PQQ about 100 mcg from food. Most of the population does not get even a paltry 20 mcg per day. When taken in supplement form, there is a dosage of about 20 mg, which generally provides the required level.
- Fermented soybeans: 6 mcg per 100 grams of product
- Parsley, kiwi: 3 mcg per 100 grams of product
- Bean curd: 2 micrograms per 100 grams of product
- Green soybeans: 1 mcg per 100 grams of product
- Spinach: 1 mcg per 100 grams of product
- Human breast milk: 14 mcg per 100 grams
Chinese gooseberries and exotic papaya, bananas, apples, green and bell peppers, potatoes, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, white cabbage can supplement this list of products.
Drinks include green tea, sake, whiskey and grape wine. Coarse bread, beans, peas, soybeans and cottage cheese, and liver also contain a sufficient amount of coenzyme.
Benefits of Pyrroloquinoline Quinone PQQ
PQQ protects our mitochondria and promotes generation in senescent cells.
The main function of the mitochondria is the conversion of nutrients into usable energy using oxygen molecules – the synthesis of adenosine triphosphoric acid molecules.
This process of generating energy within the cell is known as cellular respiration. The body uses the energy of ATP, spending it on the conduction of a nerve signal, muscle contraction, the formation of heat, the synthesis of the necessary cellular components, the destruction of unnecessary substances.
Since our energy and life directly depend on mitochondria, maintaining their work automatically affects all other functions of the body.
What other useful PQQ features :
1.Heart and vascular health, reduces bad cholesterol. PQQ reduces the production of bad LDL cholesterol by activating the AMPk enzyme, which is the main redistributor of energy metabolism. As a result of the activity of the AMPk enzyme, in addition to lowering cholesterol levels, aging processes are slowed down and blood sugar levels stabilized.
2. Improves memory – As a result of the work of mitochondria, free radicals are formed. They must be properly disposed of to protect against the damaging effects called oxidative stress. PQQ is actively helping with this. Higher nervous activity and cognitive abilities (thinking, memory, attention, concentration) are well stimulated.
3.Neuroprotective properties – The complex structures of the brain and nervous system are susceptible to all kinds of damage from injury and stress. Although not all types of brain damage can be repaired, brain cells remain healthy thanks to nerve growth factors (NGF).
The use of PQQ effectively increases the body’s ability to regenerate brain tissue and slows down the onset of age-related decline.
Pyrroloquinoline quinone can protect brain cells from the damaging effects of amyloid beta protein.
4.Pregnancy – Helps with pregnancy planning. Under the supervision of a doctor
5.Longevity and beauty – When it come to aging, you’ve probably noticed that at the same age, people can look totally different.
One girl at 40 looks 30, another at 40 looks 50. This is influenced by the work of your mitochondria, which is individual for each organism. Instead of spending money on skin creams, it is better to take PQQ with Q10, the body will age less from the inside.
Side effects and contraindications of PQQ
PQQ is well tolerated and has practically no side effects. In people prone to allergic reactions, it can cause individual intolerance.
Vitamin B14 is a water-soluble element, so there can be no overdose. In case of overdosing, the excess will be excreted from the body by the kidneys. Caution should be exercised during pregnancy and breastfeeding and be sure consult a doctor before taking PQQ.
How to take PQQ ,B14?
Between the ages of 30 and 70, mitochondrial function deteriorates by 30%. Therefore, if there is no special medical prescription, it is important to start taking PQQ after you reach 30 years old. It is necessary to take 1 capsule 1-2 times a day with your meals. Then drink it on an ongoing basis, without interruption.
PQQ against cholesterol
When a safe form of vitamin B₁₄ is used, its enzymes begin to regulate blood lipids. Among the main positive properties of PQQ, two are distinguished: it improves energy production and protects cells from damaging effects.
As research statistics show, it is possible to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels to a normal and average level even at the age of 40–57. At the same time, the required daily dose of vitamin B₁₄ should not exceed 20 mg.
It has been noted that this supplement reduces the production of LDL cholesterol by activating the AMPk enzyme, which is the main redistributor of energy metabolism.
As a result of the activity of the AMPk enzyme, due to the coenzyme, in addition to lowering cholesterol levels, aging processes are slowed down and blood sugar levels stabilized.
Who Can take PQQ?
PQQ can be taken by Children with autism, spectrum disorder women preparing for pregnancy, people taking statins, people with dementia.
By and large, there are no contraindications to taking PQQ.
Pyrroloquinoline quinone is soluble in water, the excess is excreted in the urine. It does not give side effects, however, it invigorates, therefore, in the evening and at night – do not take it.
It works best when paired with Q10 (these substances are synergistic), the minimum intake period is 3 months. After 40 years, it is possible to take it on a regular basis.