PQQ and ubiquinol work together to protect against age-related decline and degenerative diseases, specifically those affecting organs with very high energy requirements, such as the brain and heart.
PQQ stimulates nerve growth in the brain, leading to improved memory function. It protects against neurodegenerative diseases by hindering self-oxidizing of the DJ-1 gene, which if left unchecked can lead to Parkinson’s disease. PQQ also prevents aggregation of alpha-synuclein and defends nerve cells from the damaging effects of amyloid-beta protein, compounds linked to Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease, respectively.
PQQ and ubiquinol have powerful antioxidant effects. For instance, they are able to hinder oxidative damage to brain cells caused by a lack of oxygen supply to the area following a stroke. These compounds also work effectively to protect neurons by inhibiting the damaging effects of prolonged overstimulation, usually associated with seizures and neurodegenerative diseases.
PQQ may also reduce the damage resulting from an acute heart attack, in addition to protecting the heart muscle against severe oxidative stress by enhancing and preserving mitochondrial function.