NAD+ is an integral part of maintaining a healthy neurological system as we age. Ample NAD+ levels are essential in sustaining brain health as we get older. Moreover, maintaining NAD+ levels improves signal relay between nerve cells and helps regulate body-wide functions such as mood, appetite, and stress. NAD+ has a unique neuroprotective effect on the body, which guards the nerves against demyelination, or damage to the protective coating of nerve cells. It also works to improve cognitive function such as concentration and memory.
- Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide
- NAD+ is probably the most important co-factor for improving mitochondrial function. Mitochondria are intracellular organelles (a.k.a. “energy powerhouses”) where macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, and fats from food) are converted to energy-rich ATP molecules for the cell. NAD helps the liver break down fats that are essential to provide energy for the body. It also helps create ATP, which is a major source of energy for cells. Boosting NAD+ may help manage a wide spectrum of diseases, ranging from diabetes to cancer.