Berberin is a substance derived from root of the berberis genus. Like curcumin, it has a strong yellow color and has also been used for thousands of years in China as a medicinal plant.
PQQ is an abbreviation of Pyrroloquinoline quinone order and is a cofactor for enzyme reactions. A cofactor is a substance that is involved in many chemical processes in the body and helps enzymes to do their job. PQQ can be found naturally in almost all foods, but some examples of foods that contain slightly higher doses are kiwi, fermented soy, spinach, green tea and breast milk. However, the concentration of PQQ in these products is much lower than you can get in a supplement.
What is special about Dr. Mercola's formula?
- It contains a patented form of MicroPQQ that is more than twice as effective as usual PQQ (2.2 times more effective), 10 mg gives the same effect as 20 mg.
- MicroPQQ remains in the blood for longer, 9 hours, compared to regular PQQ which lasts for 2-3 hours.
- It is specially designed to provide gradual discharge and thus increase accessibility.