Let’s jump right in and watch a video about nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide — what you can now call NAD for the rest of your life. Take a look at this video to get a better understand of NAD. The bonus is that it is narrated by Morgan Freeman. I think just listening to his voice will make us all a bit younger.
Note: In most literature, you are probably going to see NAD with the “+” sign as a supercript (NAD+) … and for simplicity sake, we are going to put the “+” sign on the end of it.
When you have 50 minutes to spare, you can go deeper and watch the following video
These are great introductions to NAD+ and some of the latest and most exciting developments in the field of anti-aging.
Back to NAD+. It is a coenzyme found in every cell and is involved in most of the body’s chemical reactions. We would die without it almost immediately as it is so important to human functioning. By the age of 50, we produce half the amount we produced in our youth. This decline of NAD+ is now considered one of the primary causes of aging. This is why current anti-aging research focuses on how to increase NAD+ levels.
If you followed the supplementation suggestions, you are probably already on NR (nicotinic riboside). If you remember in the supplement module, I recommended the product called Basis from Elysium Health. To refresh your memory, take a look at THIS WEBSITE AND LINK.
The video and information will help you understand more about NAD+ and NR. And let’s not forget about Niagen. It is a nicotinic riboside supplement that appears to be a good precursor to NAD+. Because NAD+ is one of the focal points in the anti-aging field, it is important we give it a little more attention.
All the efforts you make in this program in regards to activating sirtuins via herbs or calorie restriction or any other bio-hack is only as potent as your NAD+ levels. In order you get maximum benefit of your program, let’s get these NAD+ levels up. The sirtuins, our wonderful anti-aging genes, require NAD+ for all its work. By supplementing with NR and doing the methods I recommend for increasing NAD+ levels, you will have much greater benefits from your personal anti-aging program.
As you continue to learn more about NAD+ and finding nutritional precursors to NAD+ synthesis in our bodies, you are going to come across another one called NMN (nicotinamide mononucleotide). More on NMN coming in Part II of our ANTI-AGING PATHWAY. Keep on the lookout for this.
Let’s Not Forget the Sun
Recap: the sirtuins (anti-aging genes) require NAD+ for actions. However, as we age, our NAD+ levels rapidly drop as we lose energy. Energy, or electric current, is required to produce NAD+. This is where everything comes together. The supplements in this program and the diet and herbs will all increase NAD+ levels, but nothing will superpower NAD+ levels like sunlight. This is why the next module on sunlight therapy is very critical for the efficacy of the whole ANTI-AGING PATHWAY program.