Nicotinamide Riboside is a naturally occurring chemical substance (co-enzyme) produced by the human body. Until recently this substance was not well known or understood. Current studies have shown that Nicotinamide Riboside has some significant and strong benefits for application in the “treatment” of aging.
In a recent study Nicotinamide Riboside Chloride was shown to increase transfer of cellular energy by increasing the cofactor NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide). Every cell in the body uses NAD+ by increasing mitochondrial activity and activating sirtuins which assist in regulating life span.
Mitochondria are organelles or parts of the cell. They are found in the cytoplasm and not in the nucleus. They make use of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) a molecule that cells use as a source of energy. ATP is used by the cells to convert food to energy. This ability declines with age. Sirtuins are enzymes that are important in the biochemical process that make the connection to reduced calorie intake and longevity and vitality.
A unique form of Vitamin B3. Niagen (nicotinamide riboside chloride) has the ability to raise the levels of NAD+ and restore it to previous levels found in a younger body. In effect it turns back aging at a cellular level.
Since NAD+ levels decrease as we age, being able to restore them has given researchers an exciting new way to stop cellular aging and transfer this discovery to humans.
Decreasing levels of NAD+ give rise to:
A rise in fat storage in the liver
Neurodegeneration of the brain
Increased fat storage (especially belly fat)
Reduced fat burning and loss of muscle strength
Insulin resistance and increased blood glucose.
Increasing the levels of NAD+ by taking NIAGEN can alleviate these effects of aging and even reverse them. By rejuvenating the body at a cellular level we have the opportunity to extend life and preserve our health and vitality.