You may have heard of the supplement Nicotinamide Riboside, but why is it called anti-aging? How is the supplement Resveratrol involved? How much should you take? William Faloon of the Life Extension Foundation announced new guidelines for dosing in 2017.1
Nicotinamide Riboside is a precursor to NAD+. All living cells naturally contain NAD+. A coenzyme, NAD+ is essential for DNA repair and energy production. NAD+ is abundant in young people. As we age, NAD+ levels drop sharply. Regeneration slows down, leading to cellular damage, disease, and eventually, death.
Resveratrol is found in the skin of blueberries, raspberries and grapes. A natural phenol, resveratrol assists in the activation of cellular sirtuin protiens. NAD+ is needed for sirtuins to work.
However, since NAD+ levels drop off so sharply with age, Mr. Faloon recommends more Nicotinamide Riboside (NAD+ precursor) and less resveratrol. His company reformulated their supplements based on genetic research. His article recommends supplementing with 250 mg each day of nicotinamide riboside.
Additional Resveratrol Anti-Aging Benefits
Other benefits of supplementing with Resveratrol include: 1) it’s a powerful antioxidant for neutralizing free radicals; 2) strengthening blood vessels and protects cardiovascular health; 3) reducing inflammation; 4) helps protect the brains and mental health; 5) has anti-cancer properties; 6) Recommended for those with diabetes; 7) supports the retinal and overall eye health.
Editor’s Note: Taking a single supplement in isolation does not guarantee perfect health. Before endeavoring to supplement your diet, clean up your diet. Eat less saturated fats, simple carbohydrates, junk food and soda. Eat more fresh fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and healthy fats. Exercise daily and manage stress. Then research supplements that may benefit you. The Natural Eye Care Online Store carries a selection of quality Resveratrol supplements, and additional formulas for overall wellness and specific concerns.
- http://www.lifeextension.com/Magazine/2017/9/New-Resveratrol-And-NAD-Dosing-Protocol/Page-01 ↩