Scientists have accrued a large body of evidence confirming that mitochondria play an important role in the development of Parkinson’s disease. The most prominent symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are muscle trembling and weakness, which then progress to muscle immobility. These symptoms are the result of a decline of Dopamine in the brain, which occurs as a result of loss of neurons that produce this vital neurotransmitter.
Which led me to this:
Life Extension Magazine November 2011
Reverse Brain Cell Death by Growing New Mitochondria.
The decay of mitochondria in brain cells is a primary cause of all neurodegenerative disorders, from Parkinson’s to dementia.The encouraging news is that a novel strategy exists to replenish aging cells by triggering them to grow new mitochondria. The result is that many disorders related to brain aging may be halted and reversed.
In this article, you will discover how a compound called Pyrrolo-Quinoline Quinone or PQQ triggers aging cells to grow new mitochondria. This process, called mitochondrial biogenesis, can prevent age-related cell death that accelerates brain degeneration.
You will also find evidence of PQQ’s power to stimulate nerve growth factor, combat stroke, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s, and speed regeneration of damaged nerve cells.
PQQ’s powerful redox cycling abilities help it to chemically modify receptors for the most potent excitotoxic neurotransmitter, known as NMDA (N-Methyl-D-aspartic acid).Under the influence of PQQ, the NMDA receptors literally “quiet down” and stop producing the toxic effects that lead to neuronal dysfunction. In related actions, PQQ protects against environmental neurotoxicity as well, as in the case of deadly mercury poisoning.
This Pyrrolo-Quinoline Quinone or PQQ looks a really interesting supplement that is non-toxic.
The article was written by Michelle Flagg
here is the link to the rest of it.