Nicotinamide Riboside (NAD+ Precursor)
Nicotinamide riboside, also known as Niagen, is a form of vitamin B3. It serves as a precursor for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+), a coenzyme that’s needed for important body functions, like metabolism, energy production, regulating the body’s circadian rhythm and repairing DNA damage.
Stimulates NAD+ and metabolism- by increasing NAD+ levels, nicotinamide riboside benefits the following body functions: metabolic regulation, energy storage and DNA synthesis
Enhances exercise performance
Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease
Like niacin, nicotinamide riboside works to increase NAD+ levels, but NR actually requires less energy to do so. Whereas niacin, unlike nicotinamide, does cause flushing known as the niacin flush. Researchers have found that NR becomes NAD+ faster than other forms of vitamin B3, which is why it’s getting praise as an anti-aging, health-promoting supplement. Additionally, , NR requires less energy from the body to increase NAD+, so the body can use that energy for other needs. As we age, our NAD+ levels naturally decline, and low levels of the coenzyme have been linked to aging and some common health conditions, like heart disease and neurodegenerative disease. Nicotinamide riboside has gained attention because of its ability to raise NAD+ levels. This may improve symptoms of chronic diseases, reverse signs of aging and improve vision loss, according to recent research (1).
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1. Zhang, Mingchao, and Weihai Ying. “NAD+ Deficiency Is a Common Central Pathological Factor of a Number of Diseases and Aging: Mechanisms and Therapeutic Implications.” Antioxidants & redox signaling vol. 30,6 (2019): 890-905. doi:10.1089/ars.2017.7445