Life Extension - Mitochondrial Basics with BioPQQ - 30 Capsules
Life Extension Mitochondrial Basics with BioPQQ supports optimal Mitochondrial Biogenesis and function. Behind every process your body needs to survive and thrive are the cellular energy generators known as mitochondria. Their function is so crucial that a growing number of scientists now believe mitochondrial longevity may determine overall longevity in aging humans. That's why Life Extension has remained at the forefront in identifying innovative compounds that specifically support mitochondrial health.
In addition to the more comprehensive Mitochondrial Energy Optimizer with BioPQQ and stand-alone PQQ products, Life Extension now offers a one capsule per day formula for individuals seeking a simplified, low-cost option, called Mitochondrial Basics with PQQ. The reason? They want all members to have access to targeted nutrients required to support mitochondrial function and the generation of healthy new mitochondria.
Life Extension's Mitochondrial Basics with BioPQQ brings together cutting-edge mitochondrial energizers, including the most exciting nutrient to emerge in recent years: pyrroloquinoline quinone,or PQQ. The three ingredients in Life Extension's Mitochondrial Basics are:
- PQQ. This breakthrough micronutrient has recently been shown to trigger mitochondrial biogenesis—the growth of new mitochondria in aging cells! PQQ also activates genes involved in protecting the delicate structures within the mitochondria.
- R-lipoic acid. The detrimental effects of free radicals comprise one of the chief obstacles to optimal mitochondrial energy production. Published studies confirm R-lipoic acid's power to promote mitochondrial bioenergetics while simultaneously blunting free radical activity. Mitochondrial Basics contains the superior Bio-Enhanced R-lipoic acid and is in a proprietary microencapsulated form for better absorption.
- Acetyl-L-carnitine arginate. Fats are shuttled into the mitochondria for metabolic combustion by the amino acid carnitine. The acetylated form of carnitine helps to facilitate more efficient utilization of fats than carnitine alone.
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Our goal at Life Extension is to increase the quality and longevity of human life with science-based, “cutting edge” formulations. The unique ingredients included in Life Extension products are sometimes five to ten years ahead of the products sold by commercial vitamin companies.
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For over 25 years, Life Extension has developed nutritional supplements with the highest degree of quality, potency, and purity. Unlike discount supplement providers, Life Extension differentiates itself through quality, not price. Many discount products, for example, use low grade vitamin C imported from China that contains traces of arsenic, lead, and iron. Since the FDA does not believe anyone should take more than 100mg a day of vitamin C, the FDA permits the importation of this contaminated vitamin C. Many Life Extensionists take over 3,000 mg of vitamin C a day, so it is crucial that they use top-quality vitamin C that has gone through 18 purification steps to remove contaminants.
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Commercial companies have made huge profits on products such as coenzyme Q10, melatonin and DHEA, each of which was introduced to the U.S. market by Life Extension at considerable risk. Life Extension performed the research on these products, determined their validity and viability, and subsequently brought them to market based upon the strength of evidence behind them.
In the past seven years, Life Extension has funded over $21 million in research through their affiliations with such esteemed institutions as U.C. Berkeley and Mt. Sinai Medical Center. In 2004, Life Extension's scientists were awarded a $900,000 grant to continue their pioneering work, and they collaborated with BioMarker Pharmaceuticals and scientists at the National Cancer Institute to develop new anti-aging and anti-cancer therapies. This resulted in a recently accepted publication in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
In addition, Life Extension has funded life span studies at the Universities of Wisconsin, California at Riverside, and Arkansas, gene transfer studies at the Gerontology Research Center in Baltimore, neurotransmitter studies to find the key to brain aging at the University of California at Berkeley, and resveratrol studies BioMarker Pharmaceuticals in collaboration with Harvard Medical School and Critical Care Research.