PQQ stands for Pyrroloquinoline Quinone. It is found within the mitochondria of cells in the body. It supports the energy transfer process in the cell and enhances the formation of new mitochondria. High levels of PQQ is also found in breastmilk. There are many proven health benefits of PQQ – it decreases free radicals and inflammation, improves reasoning and memory, protects heart against stroke, improves mood and sleep, decreases insulin resistance and increase overall metabolism. There are PQQ supplements available in the market. There are also foods high in PQQ that you can consume to make use of its benefits.
Natto is a fermented soybean which is a traditional food in Japan. It is made by soaking the steaming or boiling whole soybeans, adding the bacteria Bacillus subtilis afterwards then allowing it to ferment overtime. It contains 61 nanogram/gram of PQQ. It actually contains the highest amount of PQQ among foods rich in this compound.