Mitochondria are like our body’s batteries. As we age, our mitochondria function deteriorates. While it’s not clear why our mitochondria fade as we age, evidence suggests that it leads to everything from heart failure to neurodegeneration.
Recent research suggests it may be possible to reverse mitochondrial decay with dietary supplements that increase cellular levels of a molecule called NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) By tricking the cell into thinking it’s young again, with adequate amounts of NAD, aging could theoretically be reversed.
In a paper published in the journal Cell, Dr. David Sinclair, professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, describes for the first time a compound naturally made by young cells that were able to revive older cells and make them energetic and youthful again. In an experiment in mice, the team found that giving older mice a chemical called NAD for just one week made 2-year-old-mice tissue resemble that of 6-month-old mice (in human years, that would be akin to a 60-year-old’s cells becoming more like those belonging to a 20-year-old).
Nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) is a derivative of the B-vitamin niacin that is known to promote health and longevity by serving as a precursor to NAD+, a compound that plays a crucial role in energy production, metabolism, and gene expression in the body.
NMN supplementation has been found to support physical endurance and muscle strength, brain health, heart health, body weight, and gene expression.
We can enhance the biosynthesis of NAD+ and help restore more youthful levels of this crucial nutrient by boosting NMN levels in the body.
Suggested Use: Take one (1) to two (2) capsules daily as a dietary supplement. For best results, take on an empty stomach before bedtime.