NAD+, The Fountain of Youth?
NAD, or nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, is the most exciting and cutting-edge anti-aging supplement on the market today. It is being used by many celebrities and athletes who swear by its effectiveness. Some have even received IV infusions of NAD on their podcasts while explaining some of the interesting sensations they get while receiving it.
NAD is found in every living cell. It was discovered in 1906 but its function was not well understood. With recent new research, we have discovered how critical it is for maintaining the health of our bodies. As we age, there is a gradual decline in our NAD levels. This decline has been linked to many age-related diseases and disorders. Many of these conditions can be slowed down and even reversed by restoring NAD levels.
The importance of NAD for health cannot be overstated. Over three hundred enzymes are known to rely on NAD for their activity including metabolic pathways, maintenance and repair of DNA, and recycling of cells. When NAD levels begin to decline with aging, this can lead to metabolic disorders (such as diabetes), inflammation, neurological decline (Alzheimer’s/Dementia), atherosclerosis, arthritis, high blood pressure, and cancer. Sirtuins, also known as the “guardians of genomes”, are genes that protect living organisms against deterioration and disease. When the body is under physical stress, sirtuins are sent out to defend the body. They rely on NAD to function properly. Just as a car needs fuel to drive, sirtuins need NAD to do their job of repairing DNA to help you look and feel more youthful.
Studies conducted have shown some of the following benefits of NAD supplementation:
*May help prevent age-related weight gain– A 2012 study showed that when mice were fed a high-fat diet with NAD supplementation, they gained 60 percent less weight than they did without supplementation.
*May help improve cognitive function– Multiple studies have shown that mice treated with NAD experienced improvements in learning and memory. This shows promise in treating Alzheimer’s and dementia.
*May help improve muscle function– A study conducted in 2016 found that degenerative muscles had improved function when supplemented with NAD.
*Helps repair blood vessels– A 2018 study found that NAD supplementation could aid in repair of aging blood vessels.
*Helps restore mitochondrial function– Mitochondria are known as the cell’s powerhouse because they produce energy.
*Helps reduce the severity of viral illnesses-2020 studies have shown NAD+ to promote antiviral defense and suppress uncontrolled inflammation.
*Has anti-aging benefits-NAD+ has shown to reduce oxidative stress and lengthen the telomeres of chromosomes.
*Helps combat effects of auto-immune disorders- Studies have shown NAD+ helps the body repair tissue damaged by inflammation.
In summary, aging processes are likely to benefit from NAD supplementation. Dubbed the “miracle molecule” for its capability to restore and maintain cellular health, NAD has shown potential in treating heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and obesity. Scientists are hoping to fully understand the mechanism of NAD as the research continues. The results may unlock the secrets to anti-aging.
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