Shilajit’s DBP Claimed to Enhance CoQ10 Function Inside Mitochondria

A growing amount of research into how shilajit works to revitalize energy shows that it helps improve mitochrondrial health by boosting CoQ10 levels, improving energy production, and reducing oxidative damage. Shilajit helps make ubiquinol CoQ10 supplements work much more effectively.

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Free Webinar on Anti-Aging Supplements Including PQQ

Life Extension will be presenting a free webinar (web-based seminar) on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, starting at 7pm EST (6pm EST, 5pm MST, 4pm WST). The presenter is Michael Smith, MD. He will be talking about a variety of anti-aging supplements including PQQ, a vitamin-like substance first discovered in 1979 but only recently starting to be well understood.

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Vitamin-Like PQQ Offers Antioxidant, Neuroprotective, and Mitochondrial Health Benefits

PQQ is a vitamin-like nutrient that may be very important to the functioning of mitochondria in animals and humans. Research is showing that it protects mitochrondria in cells from oxidative damage and may also help increase the number of energy-producing mitochondria. It also appears to help protect neurons from oxidative damage similar to that believed to be involved in various neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Yet PQQ is not found in high quantities in most Western foods, unlike typical foods in the Japanese diet which are relatively high in PQQ. Thus there may be good use for PQQ supplements. Unfortunately, they are widely sold as of yet.

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TA-65 Telomere Lengthening Just One Part of Anti-Aging Healthcare

Geron Corporation has discovered a number of telomerase activators that can lengthen the telomeres on the ends of DNA strands that act as a sort of biological aging clock for cellular division. One of these compounds, TA-65, has become widely known as one of Geron’s affiliated companies, TA Sciences, has started selling it and related testing services to the public. TA-65 does seem to do what is claimed, particularly in people with aging immune systems. But there is a lot more involved with fighting aging than keeping your telomeres long.

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Idebenone, a Better CoQ10

Idebenone is a synthetic version of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). CoQ10 is a nutrient essential for the mitochondria in cells to produce energy. Idebenone can take its place. In oxygen-deprived situations such as heavy exercise and strokes, research shows that idebenone does not produce as many damaging free radicals. However, it has not been studied as thoroughly as CoQ10 so some think continued use of CoQ10 is preferable.

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