PQQ, also called Pyrroloquinoline Quinone, is called the fourteenth vitamin by the world's medical community. PQQ is an oxidoreductase prosthetic group. The molecular structure of PQQ is extremely complex. Due to its unique biological activity, it has become a hot topic in the field of modern medicine and nutrition. In recent years, more and more studies have found that PQQ can promote collagen regeneration, which has attracted widespread attention.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body. It mainly exists in skin, bones, muscles, blood vessels and other tissues, and plays a role in support, protection and repair. As we age, the synthesis rate of collagen gradually slows down, leading to aging phenomena such as skin sagging and increased wrinkles. Therefore, finding a method that can effectively promote collagen regeneration is of great significance for delaying aging.
PQQ may promote collagen regeneration through the following aspects:
1. Activate collagen cells: PQQ can increase the vitality of collagen cells and promote them to produce more collagen. Collagen cells are cells that synthesize and secrete collagen. The effect of PQQ can increase the activity of collagen cells, thereby increasing the production of collagen.
2. Antioxidant effect: PQQ is a powerful antioxidant that can scavenge free radicals and reduce the impact of oxidative damage on collagen. The generation of free radicals is one of the main causes of collagen degradation, and the antioxidant effect of PQQ can effectively protect collagen from damage.
3. Promote gene expression: PQQ can affect the expression of a series of genes related to collagen synthesis. Studies have found that PQQ can increase the expression level of collagen genes and promote the synthesis and secretion of collagen.
4. Promote collagen cross-linking: PQQ also has the effect of promoting collagen cross-linking, thereby increasing the stability and elasticity of collagen. The cross-linking of collagen is an important factor in the stability of its molecular structure, and PQQ can enhance its function by promoting the cross-linking of collagen.
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