Your doctor won’t even try to sugarcoat it… and for a good reason. Heart failure is serious business.
When you have the condition, the odds are stacked against you in a big way. One in 10 diagnosed with heart failure are dead within a month. One in four are lost within a year. And if you don’t do something to turn things around, your odds of seeing the five-year mark are no better than a coin toss.
So he’ll tell you what you’re up against. He might even scare your pants off by urging you to get your affairs in order.
But today, I’ve got a potential way to help turn the odds BACK in your favor.
New research reveals how a nutrient most people have never heard of might help turn the power back on in a “failing” heart.
That could help you cheat death. And not just live LONGER, but live BETTER, too.
PQQ put up a fight against heart failure
Heart failure is caused by a basic breakdown deep inside cardiac cells. Scientists have a fancy name for it… mitochondria dysfunction. But the bottom line is the cells are losing energy.
You can think of the mitochondria as the battery of each cell. And in this case, oxidative stress is draining them, and they’re powering down.
But the new animal study offers hope. Researchers gave a group of lab rats a surgery that basically left them with a rodent form of heart failure. Then they tested a nutrient called pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) on them.
Researchers say PQQ appeared to stimulate mitochondrial biogenesis. Plus, there were improvements in pressure overload-induced cardiac remodeling, cell hypertrophy, and reductive oxygen species.
Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Nobody BUT scientists and doctors understand what ANY of that means. So let me put it into plain talk for you.
They found PQQ helped in two critical ways…
- It fought off damaging oxidative stress.
- It helped to create NEW mitochondria.
In other words, this totally natural compound… one readily available, but flying under the radar… could help reduce some of the prime damage of heart failure.
Pump up your PQQ levels
We’ll need more science to say for sure what exactly PQQ can do for those of us with two legs. But there’s every reason to believe it could be a boon for HUMAN heart failure patients too.
And the very encouraging early word on PQQ is that it may help fight the oxidative stress of age, protect the heart, and even enhance memory.
You’ll find a little PQQ in parsley, papaya, green peppers, and green tea. But to get the levels necessary for this and other benefits, you’ll probably need a mitochondrial supporting supplement containing the powerful nutrient.
Since this research is preliminary – and on rats – don’t count on PQQ alone to save your heart, of course. Always follow your doctor’s advice and consider some other proven natural therapies too.
Coenzyme Q10, for example, can also help enhance mitochondria and cellular energy and may help with several cardiac conditions, including heart failure. And fish oil is so potent that even the American Heart Association admits it can help cut the risk of death in folks with heart failure.