Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) is a coenzyme central to metabolism. It contains both NAD+ and NADH. It is an important molecule that is found in our cells and its key functions are to keep our DNA healthy by converting food into energy and to regulate our sleep. It has been referred to as our natural fountain of youth.
NAD is one of the most important and interesting molecules in the body. It is required for over 500 enzymatic reactions and plays a key role in the regulation of almost all major biological processes. Above all, it may allow us to lead healthier and longer lives.
We all know that our cup runneth over with today’s American diet, alcohol, and other temptations. Add aging to the mix and our natural NAD production slows down, our cells lose their ‘oomph’, and metabolic systems start to take a toll. Lower levels of NAD are associated with an increased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and overall accelerated aging.
Fasting has gained popularity in the past few years, promising increased weight loss and brain sharpness. Fasting claims to boost your natural NAD+ levels and the proteins which have been found to slow aging. While fasting does not work for everybody, intermittent fasting or adopting a healthy diet may provide similar results.
Move your Body
Exercise is one of the simplest and most cost-effective methods to boost our NAD+ levels. Movement forces our muscles to produce more mitochondria, which are the powerhouses of cells. The increased production of mitochondria results in a natural boost in NAD+ levels in the body. Exercise does everybody good!
Too Much Sunlight May NOT be Good
Research has shown that too much direct sunlight exposure can deplete the body of NAD+ levels. NAD+ is used to repair cells that get damaged as a result of direct UV ray exposure. Wear sunblock and protective clothing to prolong your NAD+ production in exchange for prolonged sun damage.
Foods That Boost NAD+ Levels
Some foods that support or boost production of NAD+ include tuna, salmon and sardines, and crimini mushrooms and yeast. Green vegetables are always a good source of healthy nutrients and support NAD+. Don’t forget to limit your alcohol intake, so you can get the full effects of the brain health NAD+ can have.
Maybe you are already the superhuman that makes all of these healthy life choices and you still feel the signs of aging and want to keep yourself in this superior state.
NAD should be injected preferably in your upper glute muscle to avoid soreness. Injecting 100 mg daily for 30 days is an ideal protocol that could reset your mitochondria and support your immune system. Along with a healthier diet, exercise, and supplementation, you can take your NAD+ levels to the next level and find your personal fountain of youth.
Many report an elevated heart rate and rush when injecting NAD+. Your cells are revved up and provide you with more immediate energy. With the injection, you receive the benefits from muscles into your bloodstream, and with proper dosage and frequency, this could deliver a more effective treatment outcome.
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