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Recommendation 5: Take better care of your mitochondria
Mitochondrial Energy Optimizer with BioPQQ®

Youthful cellular energy is key to longer youth, longer life. And Mitochondrial Energy Optimizer with BioPQQ® is a state-of-the-art nutritional formula that can help you take better care of the little powerhouses in every cell in your body … by protecting delicate cellular structures, enabling cells to perform life-sustaining metabolic processes, even helping generate new mitochondria! This innovative formula helps counteract age-related structural and functional changes and promote the growth of new mitochondria with these unique ingredients:

  • PQQ (Pyrroloquinoline quinone) — triggers growth of new mitochondria in aging cells1 … and activates genes involved in protecting delicate structures within the mitochondria.2-5
  • Carnosine — helps prevent the cross-linking of proteins or lipids and sugar to form non-functioning advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) in the body. This process, called glycation, can lead to age-related events in the neurologic, vascular, renal and ocular areas.6-17 Fortunately carnosine helps stop the process early on, before much damage is done.
  • Luteolin — this super-potent plant extract has been shown to suppress inflammatory cytokines18-27 involved with virtually every undesirable consequence of aging.
  • Benfotiamine —blocks multiple destructive biochemical pathways, including AGEs’ formation pathway,28-32 which is induced by higher than desirable blood glucose levels.33 Human mortality studies indicate that ideal fasting glucose levels are between 70–85 mg/dL. Yet many aging people have fasting glucose above 90 mg/dL, which is less than optimal. Benfotiamine can activate glucose metabolism and promote already healthy blood glucose levels. In addition, benfotiamine exhibits direct antioxidative capacity and supports healthy DNA function.34
  • Pyridoxal 5’-Phosphate — the active form of vitamin B6 that has been shown to protect against both lipid and protein glycation reactions.35-39
  • R-Lipoic Acid — facilitates youthful mitochondrial energy output while guarding against free radicals. Two forms of lipoic acid are sold on the supplement market, but R-lipoic acid is far more potent.40-45
  • Acetyl-L-Carnitine Arginate — the amino acid L-carnitine transports fats into the mitochondria to be burned for cellular energy. ArginoCarn® is a patented form of acetyl-L-carnitine that is molecularly bonded to the amino acid arginine and cell studies suggest that it can promote the growth of neurites that facilitate communication among nerve cells in the brain.46-48

(Refer to this chart for Mitochondrial Energy Optimizer with BioPQQ® ingredient facts:).

Taking all of these ingredients separately would be cost-prohibitive. But you can benefit from all of them in this one cost-effective, comprehensive formula that supports mitochondrial structure, function and formation to help keep you younger and healthier longer. A bottle containing 120 capsules of the Mitochondrial Energy Optimizer with BioPQQ® (Item #01768) retails for $94.00. If a member buys four bottles, the price is reduced to $63.00 per bottle.

Life Extension also offers the value-priced Mitochondrial Basics with BioPQQ®, for those members who are cost-conscious but still want to support mitochondrial function. For more information on both of these products, please refer to the Mitochondrial Support section of this Directory.

Note: It is important to take four capsules per day of the Mitochondrial Energy Optimizer with BioPQQ® in order to benefit from carnosine. The reason for this is because the body automatically metabolizes lower amounts of carnosine into an inert substance, but the body cannot quickly neutralize the amount of carnosine (1000 mg) contained in four capsules of the Mitochondrial Energy Optimizer with BioPQQ® formula.

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