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#100: NAD+ Booster

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If you are into health, supplements and longevity you’ve probably heard of NAD+ Boosters. Explanations are all over the internet. I think this one is pretty good:

NAD boosters are supplements that contain nicotinamide riboside, a form of vitamin B3. When taken as a supplement, the body converts nicotinamide riboside to nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+). NAD+ is a coenzyme involved in numerous cell processes. As we age, the NAD+ levels in our body decline. Lower levels of NAD+ are thought to impair biological functions important to health, which might contribute to age-related diseases. It’s believed that increasing NAD+ through supplementation may improve symptoms and/or delay these conditions. - Chasing youth: NAD boosters

I think I first came across it because of this podcast episode from Dr. Rhonda Patrick with Dr. David Sinclair:

Dr. David Sinclair on Informational Theory of Aging, Nicotinamide Mononucleotide, Resveratrol & More

And while currently reading Lifespan: Why We Age – and Why We Don’t Have To, it made wanna try out how my body reacts to taking a NAD+ Booster. I decided to to use the NAD+ Booster from TRU NIAGEN instead of the other famous one from Elysium, because of transparancy reasons and trustworthiness. See for example here and here.

I’m around one week in it, taking them and the first thing I realized is that I don’t feel anymore tired after lunchtime or during the day at all. I usually took a power nap, but right now I just feel awake and don’t need one. The second thing is that my sleep feels already more deep. These two points could definitely be placebo effects, so let’s see what I experience the next months. Will write a future post about further experiences with it.

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