The levels of NAD+ in our cells decrease as we get older, something that effects our metabolism and makes it easier to get sick. But research now shows that NAD-enhancing molecules can increase chances of a long, healthy life.
NAD+, short for Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, is a coenzyme that plays a key role in the metabolism of several organisms, because it affects the cells’ metabolism and energy production. The levels of NAD+ decrease with age, resulting in a change in our metabolism and making us more susceptible to illness. A molecule that occurs naturally in all lifeforms, and that helps increase production of NAD+, is NMN. It’s a precursor to NAD+ and short for Nicotinamide mononucleotide.
Scientist have carried out studies on old, sick animals in search of safe and effective NAD-enhancing molecules. The results are revolutionary. The research shows that by restoring levels of NAD+, not only could it improve the health of the test animals, but also increase their lifespan.
This discovery has led to an increased scientific interest in NAD-enhancing molecules. Because it’s strongly indicated that the molecules can also affect human resistance to several diseases, which in turn increases the chance of a long, healthy life.
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