Health Benefits at a Glance:
Known as "cellular dynamos," healthy mitochondria produce the energy that power cells. As people age, however, mitochondria both lose function and decrease in number. Life Extension's unique Mitochondrial Energy Optimizer with PQQ was formulated to enhance mitochondrial function, protect delicate cellular structures, power-charge metabolic processes and aid in the creation of new mitochondria.
Why it Works:
Mitochondria are the powerhouses of the human cells because they produce cellular energy. Cells require healthy mitochondrial activity to perform life-sustaining metabolic processes. As mitochondrial function weakens, so does the vitality of organs, like heart and brain or, in some cases, the entire body.
Besides mitochondrial decay, ageing is characterized by glycation, and loss of cellular function/structure. Mitochondrial Energy Optimizer with PQQ brings together potent nutrients in one formula to help neutralize these changes.
The Science Behind the Product:
Researchers have identified a number of compounds that can help mitochondria function more efficiently and even help generate new mitochondria. The following unique ingredients in Mitochondrial Energy Optimizer with PQQ have all been shown to benefit mitochondria:
- PQQ (Pyrroloquinoline quinone) - next generation cellular rejuvenator that triggers growth of new mitochondria in ageing cells and helps with protecting their delicate structures.
- Carnosine - a powerful agent that works against damaging glycation reactions and protects neurons against toxic so called protein carbonyl species associated with normal ageing.
- Benfotiamine which plays a vital role in glucose metabolism and supports energy generation from food.
- Pyridoxal 5'-Phosphate - the active form of vitamin B6 that has been shown to help protect against glycation, a toxic process involved in accelerated ageing.
- R-Lipoic Acid - a potent form of lipoid acid that promotes mitochondrial bioenergetics and lessens the impact of free radicals.
- Taurine. This amino acid supports neurite growth 50 and powerfully protects the mitochondria 51 from oxidative damage to enhance energy production within cells.50,52,53 Taurine is prevalent throughout the body54 and found in especially high amounts in the metabolically active cells that require high mitochondrial energy production (brain,54 nerve, eye,55 heart,56 and skeletal muscle cells57).
How to Use:
- Take two (2) capsules twice daily, preferably early in the day or all at once upon wakening, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
- This product can be taken with or without food.
Serving Size 4 capsules
Servings Per Container 30
Amount Per Serving:
|Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxal 5’-phosphate)||100 mg|
|R-Lipoic Acid (as microencapsulated Bio-Enhanced® stabilized Na-RALA sodium R-lipoate)||150 mg|
|PQQ Pyrroloquinoline quinone disodium salt||10 mg|
Other ingredients: vegetable cellulose (capsule), microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid, silica, hydroxypropyl cellulose, candelilla wax, beeswax, calcium silicate.
Bio-Enhanced® is a registered trademark of Geronova Research, Inc.
Dosage and Use:
Take two (2) capsules twice daily without food, preferably early in the day or all at once upon wakening.
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not exceed recommended dose.
Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged.
If you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating, please consult with your medical practitioner first.
A food supplement should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Store tightly closed in a cool and dry place.
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