Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD+)
NAD is a compound which is found in all living cells. This small molecule is a core
essential for life. It plays many essential roles during the metabolic process, where
it turns nutrients into energy.
As we get older the levels of NAD in our bodies start to decline, however researchers
have found ways to boot the NAD+ levels in the body through supplementation.
Studies have shown many health benefits associated with nicotinamide riboside,
it has shown significant results in maintaining a robust heath, and preventing
problems which accompany aging.
According to Sciencemag.com,
NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) is an essential part for life.
It is a co-enzyme which is found in all living cells. Just as important to us as the air we breathe
and the food we eat.
Science has shown that NAD+ levels start to decrease as we get older, the higher our levels of
NAD+ are the better our cells function. Scientists believe that our health and lifespan can be
improved with a supplementation of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide.
NAD+ was discovered in 1906, by two British biochemists, Arthur Harden and William John Young.
The importance and medical benefits where then established when a disease called pellagra was
discovered. Pellagra, a disease, caused by a severe lack of vitamin C. Typical symptoms include,
diarrhoea, inflamed skin, mouth sores and even dementia. Pellagra can be fatal if left untreated.
Although not a common disease, NAD+ has shown helpful in halting age associated diseases and
assist with slowing down the aging process.
NAD+ has been administered as early as the 1930's. It has found to improve the neurological
state of dementia patients and has been found to provide dramatic therapeutic benefits for
diseases such as schizophrenia, colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and muscular sclerosis