What Is NAD+?
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) is a coenzyme that is found in all living cells. It is greatly important for energy production at the cellular level, as well as cell repair.
NAD+ is an important aspect of what’s referred to as our “nutrient sensing systems”. These systems are responsible for cell growth as well as protein synthesis. These systems include sirtuins. The term sirtuins encompasses several proteins that are extremely important for DNA expression and cellular aging.
These processes need NAD+ for its ability to increase energy production and repair your cells.
By the time you reach your 40s or 50s, your natural levels of NAD+ decrease significantly, making it more difficult for your body to keep up with daily demand, therefore speeding up the aging process.
What Can More NAD+ Do For You?
You’ll want to increase your NAD+ levels as you get older to avoid this dysfunction at the cellular level. Taking supplements like nicotinamide riboside (NR) and nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) can increase your NAD+ levels because they are precursor molecules that convert into NAD+ once they are absorbed.
NMN is already found in your body as well - but its decreased concentration in the body is a contributing factor to decreased NAD+ as you age.
Taking a supplement like NMN can increase your mitochondrial health, therefore improving your body’s natural energy regulation. It can also reduce inflammation, increase insulin sensitivity, improve brain function, and reduce oxidative stress.
NMN not only increases insulin sensitivity, therefore improving your metabolism, but it can also increase your aerobic capacity during exercise.
Reducing inflammation and oxidative stress is another benefit to taking NMN and increasing your NAD+ levels. Decreasing chronic inflammation and oxidative stress, decreases your chances of developing “age-related” diseases like arthritis, cancer, diabetes, dementia and more.
If you look at all these benefits of NMN, you can see how this supplement can contribute to a longer, more active lifestyle while reducing your cellular age.
Dr. Warner is serious about optimal aging, which is why she created her Longevity Series.
This supplement line features a single-ingredient capsule containing 500mg of NMN. If you’re looking to possibly reduce your biological age, you’ll want to check out all the supplements in her Longevity Series. It also includes Resveratrol and Berberine. Together, these three supplements may support your journey to aging gracefully.