(Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide)
Brain Repair, Health & Longevity
NAD stands for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, which is the chemical term for a molecule that reacts with oxygen in the mitochondria to make cellular energy – the mitochondria is the energy/ producing “power plant” in every cell of your body and NAD is its chemical converter. The mitochondria make the energy/ your body uses to animate life in every way and this organelle is the most important influence governing your body and brains health. Lack of this essential coenzyme in the Krebs cycle is now recognized as a key feature of chronic fatigue, apathy. depression, anxiety, alcohol and drug addiction, weak immune system (infections and cancer), mood disorders, muscle pain and weakness, headaches, memory disturbances, insomnia. focus and concentration defects and other metabolic disorders and other chronic diseases. NAD deficiency, in my opinion, is an epidemic cellular disease because each and every disease is fundamentally caused by oxidative stress and an NAD deficiency accelerates the negative effects of oxidative stress – cellular function decline and then death.
NAD plays an essential role in the production of ATP (Adenosine triphosphate), the basic energy molecule in the body, and has more than 100 metabolic functions in our human biochemistry.
NAD is a co-enzyme of Niacin – B3. Enzymes are responsible for every biochemical process that supports life. There are two primary classes of enzymes: digestive and metabolic. Metabolic enzymes are responsible for the structuring, repair, and remodeling of every cell.