NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) is a compound found within all living cells in the human body. It’s classified as a coenzyme, which assists biochemical reactions occurring within the body, such as the metabolism of food into energy (known as cellular respiration).
Nicotinic acid from food and supplements is converted in the body into its main metabolically active form nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD).
NAD has two main forms – NAD+ (known as the oxidized state) and NADH (known as the reduced state). NAD in both forms plays a major role in the citric acid cycle and the electron transport chain, key steps in respiration that occur in the mitochondria of each cell (known as the powerhouse of the cell). It’s through this process that the body obtains the energy it needs to function (in the form of ATP).
NAD+ is also used by specialist proteins in the cells known as sirtuins which in turn, play an important role in various biochemical processes and cell functions.
NAD is produced in the body in various different ways. It can be produced either from l-tryptophan (via the De novo synthesis pathway) or from vitamin B3 (nicotinamide or nicotinic acid, via the Preiss handler pathway).
Natural NAD production declines as we age as these production pathways become less efficient.
1 tablet 2 times per day for the first week, then 1 tablet 3 times per day, if needed to further support the reduction of tirednes and fatigue. To be taken with meals, or as directed by a health professional.
Do not exceed recommended amount.
Nutritional supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Pregnant and lactating women and those on medication should seek professional advice prior to taking supplements.
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