Have You Tried the Supplement PQQ (Pyrroloquinoline Quinone) - I Have

I have the misfortune of having COPD, Asthma, and BPH, along with arthritis and the other maladies of old age.  I am taking prescription medications for the three I just mentioned, but they are not super effective.  So I am constantly searching for supplements that would reduce inflammation so I could breathe better or that would reduce the symptoms of BPH.  A couple of months ago I ran across PQQ (pyrroloquinoline quinone) and did some research into the supplement.

I found that, according to the studies and reviews, the supplement helped increase users' energy, mood, and improved sleep.  It is also touted to reduce inflammation and promote healthy aging by protecting the mitochondria of cells.  I did not find any adverse side effects attributed to PQQ when taken as directed.  So I decided to give it a try.

When I received the supplement I read the directions and started taking 1 capsule a day, as recommended.  I did not see an increase in my energy level, my sleep, or my mood. As a matter of fact, I think I felt less energy.  I did notice that there was one side effect, that I did not discover in my research.

As I stated above, I suffer from BPH, benign prostatic hyperplasia. One of the symptoms of BPH is frequent nighttime urination.  I take 2 prescription medications for this and as a result, I have to get up about twice a night to go to the bathroom. When I started taking PQQ I began to get up to go to the bathroom 4 or 5 times a night. I suspected the change could be attributed to the PQQ, so I quit taking it for a couple of days.  Nighttime visits went back to the normal numbers.  I then started taking the supplement again to see what would happen.  Once again my bathroom visits dramatically increased.

I only took PQQ for about 3 weeks and the worsening of my BPH symptoms was the only side effect I noticed.  I saw no benefits from taking the supplement and I didn't want to lose sleep every night to find out if it had any benefits. This is my experience with PQQ and I am not saying that others will have the same results.  Perhaps it only has negative side effects for those suffering from BPF. 

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