BOCA RATON, Fla.
Nov. 12, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- Dr.
from Life Extension, a
Fort Lauderdale, Fla
-based organization dedicated to the extension of the healthy human lifespan, returns to The SUZANNE Show this week to discuss cellular energy. His appearance, which is one in a series devoted to natural health and longevity, airs
Wednesday, November 14
7 a.m. (ET
/PT) on Lifetime Television.
"The energy that sustains our daily physical and cognitive activities can actually be traced down to the cellular level," says Dr. Joyal. "Tiny power plants in our cells called mitochondria create energy from the food we eat and the air we breathe, but as we age they become damaged and less efficient at their task."
"In a healthy five-year-old child, nearly 100% of the mitochondria are working well," says Dr. Joyal, "but a typical 90-year-old person has 95% damage to these critical power plants. This loss of mitochondrial function is responsible for early fatigue and cognitive impairment in aging adults."
The good news is that we now have the ability to help our mitochondria function at their best, and it may even be possible for our bodies to create new mitochondria with proper supplementation. Researchers have shown that pyrroloquinoline quinine (PQQ) promotes the creation of mitochondria and results in additional energy available to the cells.
PQQ is difficult to obtain through diet alone, but can be added as a nutritional supplement to enhance memory, attention, and cognition in older adults. Dr. Joyal also recommends vigorous exercise, calorie restriction, and antioxidant supplementation to maximize mitochondrial function. Tune in Wednesday for the entire story, or get more information by visiting
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