Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD) is a form of Vitamin B3 or more specifically Niacin, a water soluble B Vitamin that is absorbed by the tissues in your body and converted into NAD+. It is a metabolic co-enzyme found in all living cells and has more than 500 enzymatic functions in the human metabolism including preventing cellular breakdown. It is tasked with the important job of repairing the mitochondria, also called the “powerhouses” of our cells.
As we age, our NAD levels decrease, making it more difficult for damaged cells to repair themselves. Research has indicated that increasing our NAD levels could rapidly repair those cells in the body as well as neurons in the brain while also mending the defective mitochondrial DNA which has been known to cause us to age. In fact, research shows that supplementing NAD+ can prolong cellular aging as well as prevent neurodegenerative diseases.
What are the benefits of NAD+?
Brain & Energy Optimization: NAD+ may create bigger and stronger mitochondria, potentially allowing more ATP (energy) production. This process allows brain neurons to be repaired and allows the brain to operate at higher levels. Patients who have utilized NAD+ therapy have reported feeling more energetic as well as increased mental clarity.
Anti-Aging: NAD+ has been known to repair and remodel mitochondria DNA cellular damage. The mitochondria may work at a higher level of efficiency which allows the body to function at a higher level. Metabolic Function & Performance: Research has shown that NAD+ potentially adds to the ATP (energy) load or the bio-chemical fuel that allows athletes to perform and recover more efficiently.
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