6 nootropics that make your brain limitless

2. PQQ

Pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) is an antioxidant that’s found in breast milk, soil and a lot of foods. Studies show it fights inflammation, which explains why it has long list of physical and mental benefits.

In fact, by using its antioxidant abilities to fend off free radicals and dampen inflammation, it enhances cognitive function. It prevents that loss of brain function that typically occurs with age. It’s even been shown to improve attention and memory.

On top of all that, studies show that PQQ can prevent the death of nerve cells in serious neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease. Plus, it may be able to increase your lifespan and slow aging by altering your mitochondria, the powerhouse of your cells.

Read: Protecting precious mitochondria

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Jenny Smiechowski

By Jenny Smiechowski

Jenny Smiechowski is a Chicago-based freelance writer who specializes in health, nutrition and the environment. Her work has appeared in online and print publications like Chicagoland Gardening magazine, Organic Lifestyle Magazine, BetterLife Magazine, TheFix.com, Hybridcars.com and Seedstock.com.