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PQQ Pyrroloquinoline Quinone

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PQQ Pyrroloquinoline Quinone

Item: SWU818

  • Supports healthy mitochondrial structure and function to help maintain healthy mental functions

  • Clinical research is showing PQQ may protect brain health well into advanced years

  • Promotes healthy structure and function of the mitochondria, the energy centers of cells

20 mg 30 Veg Caps
Veg Caps Size: 1

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  • Supports healthy mitochondrial structure and function to help maintain healthy mental functions

  • Clinical research is showing PQQ may protect brain health well into advanced years

  • Promotes healthy structure and function of the mitochondria, the energy centers of cells

PQQ (Pyrroloquinoline quinone) is a relatively newly discovered vitamin-like nutrient related to the B-vitamin family. This natural compound found in an array of healthy foods displays antioxidant activity and neuro-protective actions that make it ideal for cognitive support. Studies suggest PQQ supports healthy mitochondrial structure and function to help maintain healthy mental functions like recall, memory and cognition as we age.

PQQ has been shown to be at least 100 times more efficient than vitamin C and all phenolic compounds tested to date in redox cycling potential.1 PQQ is found in beans, potatoes, parsley, green tea and fermented foods, and it's also found in quite high amounts in human breast milk. In the body, PQQ is concentrated in vital organs that require high amounts of energy for optimal performance—organs like the brain and heart. Not surprisingly, PQQ is active within cellular mitochondria, the energy centers of cells. This has major implications for brain health, nervous system health and potentially other systems, structures and functions throughout the body, as it also displays antioxidant activity, neuroprotective action and cognitive benefits. The breadth of PQQ's potential benefits is nothing short of amazing. PQQ has been described as combining some of the best chemical features of vitamins C, B-2 and B-6 (reducing potential, redox reactions and carbonyl reactivity, respectively) into one molecule.2 In this way, PQQ is capable of acting directly as an antioxidant and then being recycled by glutathione back into an active form, substantially extending its antioxidant capabilities.

Current research on PQQ is looking into how it may benefit brain health specifically, as scientists believe the brain is at most risk of mitochondrial function decline. In the research, PQQ has been shown to support healthy mitochondria as well as something called nerve growth factor, which is essential for the growth and maintenance of healthy neurons and branching nerve cells. This means PQQ may prove helpful in maintaining healthy brain function well into our advanced years.



1. Flückiger R, et al. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 196(1): 61-68, 1993.

2. Stites T, et al. J Nutr 130(4): 719-27, 2000.

Terms and Ingredient Definitions

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Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 Veggie Capsule

  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
PQQ (Pyrroloquinoline quinone disodium salt) 20 mg *

*Daily Value not established.

Other ingredients: Rice flour, hypromellose (vegetable capsule), may contain one or both of the following: magnesium stearate, silica.

Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take one veggie capsule per day with water.

WARNING: Do not take this product if you are pregnant or nursing.

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Shipping Weight

.08 lbs

Swanson Ultra PQQ Pyrroloquinoline Quinone Reviews

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Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 55 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great I have notice that That I have energy That i did not have before and this helps with my thinking more clearer now October 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by best price Best price I could find. Seems to work fine. Have not had the product lab tested yet, will repost when I get the results back. July 18, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Read about PQQ benefits Not sure how effective PQQ (and this version is), but it's hard to get a lot of PQQ from food sources only so tried this supplement. Can't tell any difference, only read about benefits from various sources. July 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Improve cellular energy,and improve brain function Overall powerful antioxidant that assists brain function, and helps cells to retain energy production. No where can you get it for a more reasonable price. February 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by PQQ When this product is on sale as a BOGO it is an absolute bargain. It is touted as one of the latest "vitamins". February 3, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by so far so good A good product but I do question the price considering what it can be extracted from. It seems effective in terms of increased energy when used in combination with other products. December 28, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Just starting I have taken this PQQ for three days now & each day I have felt considerable nausea whether with or without food, though without is worse. At first I thought I was getting the flu. I didn't take it for two days following and felt fine. I took it again and had the same symptoms. I definitely know this product isn't a placebo! I decided to give it a try because of reviews and others positive experiences of improved stamina. I intend to keep using it to see if the symptoms eventually subside and the positive results emerge. I will report back, hopefully and assuming I can finish the 60-day supply I have. December 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Premier Quality Quotient I have read lots and lots about the anti-aging powers of PQQ. Everything I read shouted out to me, "Try this! Try this!" So I did. I've been using it for about 6 months now. While I take a complete daily nutritional supplement program on top of a well planned, all natural diet with lots of balance and variety, I still will add a nutritional supplement that I feel brings factors and qualities to the party that I cannot get anyplace else. I feel tremendous and have no problems; however, I always want to feel tremendous and I never want to have any problems. I don't notice any particular boost, either physical or mental, from taking PQQ; however, from all that I have read, I realize that it adds behind the scenes benefits that I want. So I will keep taking one of these capsules every morning. No downside or negative side effects. I have read strong support for PQQ from too many highly regarded, experienced people in this field who have nothing to do with selling PQQ to consider their recommendations lightly or just a sales pitch. Therefore, I will keep PQQ as part of my permanent daily nutritional supplement program. November 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by PQQ really helps I have definitely seen an increase in energy since I started taking PQQ. This seems to be in a class by itself. October 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by potassium plus Iodine currently using this product @suggestion it helps thyroid. September 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Works I have been using this product for 2 months and have had great results and will purchase it from now on. July 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by At the Gym I work out at the gym. I noticed PPQ was added as an anti-aging ingredient in a new skin care product. I looked into the function of PPQ at the cellular level in the scientific literature. After taking PPQ for several days as a dietary supplement, I noticed a significant increase in my output on the aerobic machines. I must have had room for PQQ supplementation! Green tea is a very good source of PQQ. I don't drink much green tea. Papaya is another good food source... June 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by PQQ I have noticed a difference since I have been using. My brain seems to work better. I highly recommend. May 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by My cardio workouts improved As soon as I started taking this supplement about six months ago I realized that I was able to run harder and longer than typical. I am still taking this supplement and I am still surprised at what I can accomplish. I've been running on and off for about 10 years, and so I am very familiar with what my body can handle. Just to be clear with what it is you should expect from this supplement, this supplement did NOT give me any noticeable increase in energy while at rest. It did NOT give me more power with heavy weights. What it did was give me the ability to push myself for longer periods of time. So at the end of my typical 60 minute run, I was completing about an extra half mile to a mile longer than usual during that same amount of time. Before taking PQQ, running at that speed would have worn me down fairly quickly and so I might have had to stop running before my 60 minutes was complete, but now I push myself harder for that same amount of time. And although I'm not certain, I believe I am able to push myself harder cognitively. It's not that I'm smarter in the sense that I don't have to work as hard to solve problems or work through challenging tasks, but I can push myself harder on difficult and challenging tasks. February 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Feel Sharper been taking these for bout a year now...hv noticed I'm much clearer and sharper most of the time...worth a try January 28, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Bad mood ? I really liked the promise of this supplement, tried for two months. I started noticing I was in a bad mood and was missing usual ambition. Just thought it was other things going on in my life. After I ran out of PQQ and everything else in my life staying the same, I noticed the mood and lack of ambition lifted. Could be a coincidence, was wondering if anyone else experienced this. January 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cell Energy There is a sense of deep rejuvenation. November 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent! Keeping it Short This works, ive been taking it daily for months. Stack it with Shilajeet (70%), Ubiquinol, D-ribose (3gms), Creatine (cee, 3gms). your cells and body will adjust and shore up your energy reserves. a few days, you will feel major energy. then it levels, but you will have all the energy you need. I also stack this with Acetyl L-Carinine Arginate, not cell related, but cognitive. Great combination though. October 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by An Essential Amazing, Just amazing, I feel as sharp as a tack with a renewed sense of well being and energy. August 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pep pill The PQQ gave me a bit of energy when I tried it at the beginning. I assume it is still effective, though at this point so much else is going on that I don't know what is doing what. I don't want to stop PQQ. It's maybe the only energizing thing I take that I could clearly detect an effect from. August 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by My Preferred Brand This is another Great Quality Supplement from Swanson. I also have to commend Swanson for their easy to "Open and Use" supplement bottles. Most people overlook this important feature in their reviews, but I really appreciate the safety and convenience of the foil seals Swanson uses. With many other brands, it's a royal pain struggling to remove those thick paper seals that leave behind an unsealable ring on the bottle top (which sheds bits of itself with use). Swanson's foil seals are easy to cut out and leave behind a nice clean foil ring that easily seals the bottle again when the top is put back on. I highly recommend this product. July 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Like it Since using this product I've noticed positive results! It''s a regular purchase from now on! April 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Quality PQQ at the lowest price available I've been using Swanson's PQQ for a long time. I am convinced I'm getting a high quality product at the lowest price available. I scoured through the web for the best price and quality and always found that Swanson got the lowest price and the best quality. Due to regulations I can't tell how much PQQ improved my wellbeing but I recommend it to all who want to feel better. April 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Soothing I believe this product helps me sleep better and keeps me on an even keel. March 22, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by I have used this product for almost 2 months and do not notice any change. March 20, 2014
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