With the average life expectancy rising from 68 to 81 years in the last five decades, it is clear that the world’s population is living longer. However as we age our bodies are more susceptible to diseases and we become weaker, and scientists believe this may be due to the decline in nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) molecules as we get older. NAD+ is responsible for various functions within our cells, including producing the energy for cells to function and activating proteins that repair damaged DNA.
Nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) is a precursor to NAD+, and it has been suggested that supplementing with this precursor may help sustain healthy levels of NAD+. Once NMN is in the cells, it can help the production of NAD+ and support many cellular processes, meaning its benefits extend to nearly all body systems. Read on to learn about just some the benefits of NMN.
Supports muscle health and blood flow
For our muscles to stay healthy, they require significant amounts of glucose and fatty acids. NAD+ is needed to metabolise these molecules, therefore our bodies need a steady supply of precursors such as NMN. This includes arguably the most important muscle of them all, the heart. Cardiac cells need a good supply of NMN in order to produce all the NAD+ they can to keep the heart working as it should.
Improves DNA repair
A group of proteins called sirtuins are activated by NAD+, and these proteins play a key role in maintaining DNA by stabilising telomeres, the part at the very ends of our chromosomes which grows a little bit shorter every time a cell divides. By stabilising the telomeres, sirtuins slow down the process and reduce the damage to our genes.
Enhances mitochondrial function
NAD+ is central to the function of the mitochondria, which converts molecules from the food we eat into the energy our cells use. Loss of NAD+ may even cause mitochondrial anomalies which could impact neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s.
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