There is no shame in growing older—it is part of the human experience. But the decline in health, appearance and performance that often goes hand-in-hand with aging is something all of us would like to avoid. Thankfully, science is continually making new inroads to discover what factors influence how we age, and what can be done to reverse the trend.
You may have already heard about the amazing anti-aging benefits of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+), and now the results of a brand new study confirm that NAD+ supplementation is beneficial in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease associated with aging, driven by negative changes to arteries, aorta stiffening and increased systolic blood pressure.
NAD+ is a critical signaling molecule for sirtuins, a class of enzymes that affect cardiovascular function. However, the cellular bioavailability of NAD+ declines in both humans and animals during normal aging, which results in reduced sirtuin activity.
In a recent study published in “Nature Communications,” Martens et al. (2018) wanted to examine the effectiveness of daily supplementation of nicotinamide riboside (NR), a precursor to NAD+, for increasing NAD+ levels and reducing heart disease risk in older adults.
Study participants included 24 lean healthy men and women ages 55 to 79 who were given daily doses of 1000 mg NR for six weeks. Blood samples were taken before and after treatment.
Study results revealed:
- The supplement treatment resulted in a 60% increase in NAD+
- 13 moderately hypertensive participants experienced an average 10-point drop in blood pressure, potentially reducing heart attack risk by 25%
- The research team found no adverse side effects to the treatment
It is interesting to note that the study participants were given oral supplements, which often lose potency during the digestive process. Imagine if the supplements were delivered directly to participants’ bloodstreams via IV infusion, bypassing the digestive system completely, and making the nutrients immediately available to depleted cells.
Other Anti-Aging Benefits of NAD+
While this study primarily looked at the relationship between higher levels of NAD+ and markers for heart disease, NAD+ has been attributed with several additional anti-aging benefits, including:
- Reverses the decay of mitochondria, the “energy factories” within cells
- Reduces risk of age-related metabolic diseases
- Promotes healthy weight loss
- Improves skin tone and elasticity
- Reduces abdominal obesity
- Improves cognitive function
- Promotes healthy liver function
- Slows muscle loss (sarcopenia)
Study after study has confirmed that increased levels of NAD+ have positive anti-aging benefits with no adverse side effects. This is great news for anyone who wants to enjoy the very best quality of life, despite the passage of time.
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