Bioenergetic Aging: A Decline in Your Body’s Ability to Generate Energy

Feeling weak and a lack of energy production from degrading of your mitochondria is called “bioenergetic aging.”

I know that doesn’t sound good, and it’s not. Bioenergetic Aging brings about a constant decline in your body’s ability to generate the energy you need to even do simple things.

When we look at photos of the cells of aging people, we can see that their mitochondria have become degraded over time.

But if you look at the cells of young people, they have perfectly pristine mitochondria. Degenerating mitochondria is an early sign of aging.1

The good news is we’ve now found a way to reverse this process.

You do it through mitochondrial biogenesis.

What that means is that you help your body make new cellular power plants – your mitochondria – while you also renew the power of your existing ones.

This is very important because if you don’t replace and renew your mitochondria, you could lose your ability to generate any energy.

Australian scientist Anthony Linnane observed this in his groundbreaking study.

When he looked at photographs of aging cells, he was shocked to find that less than 5% of the mitochondrial DNA from the muscle tissue of a 90 year old subject was intact.2

Over 95% of the mitochondria had degraded – they got worse and lost power!

Your mitochondria are especially vulnerable because they don’t have some of the systems that protect and repair DNA in the rest of the cell.

This worsening of your mitochondrial performance is most evident in the heart cells (cardiomyocytes), brain cells (neurons) and muscle cells (myocytes).

Now, you can change all that with a nutrient called Pyrroloquinoline quinone (aka: “PQQ”).

Researchers at the University of California at Davis are pioneers in the study of PQQ. When I looked into their work, I saw a clear connection between PQQ and the growth of new mitochondria.

In one study, published in the Journal of Nutrition, researchers fed mice a diet supplemented with PQQ, and grew a staggering number of new mitochondria in just 8 weeks.

PQQ acts as the “spark plug” inside your cells helping you make new mitochondria. Then CoQ10 helps each individual mitochondria make energy.

For me PQQ is a “dream come true” nutrient. It perfectly combines the two things that I have been most interested in during my professional career. One, it improves performance both mentally and physically; and two, it’s anti-aging.

I recommend you combine PQQ with a potent dose of the purest reduced CoQ10 you can find. A full 10mg of PQQ along with a full 50mg of ubiquinol CoQ10 will significantly increase your energy levels. This will give you one of the best natural anti-aging effects for increased energy you can get.

To Your Good Health,
Al Sears, MD
Al Sears, MD

1. Nunomura A, et. al. “Oxidative damage is the earliest event ….” J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2001;60(8):759-67.
2. Linnane A, Kovalenko S, Gingold E. “The universality of bioenergetic disease: age-associated cellular bioenergetic degradation and amelioration therapy.” Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1998;854:202-13.
3. Stites, T. et al. Pyrroloquinoline Quinone Modulates Mitochondrial Quantity and Function in Mice1. J. Nutr. February 2006 vol. 136 no. 2 390-396