All living plants and creatures contain a coenzyme known as Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD+).
The cells of all living things use a cellular respiration processes that make use of the coenzyme NAD.
It plays a key role in energy metabolism by accepting and donating electrons.
The NAD+ is used in Redox reactions in the cell and acts as a reducing agent.
Cells obtain energy during cellular respiration by oxidizing food molecules such as glucose.
The energy that they get from these oxidation reactions is used to form a substance called ATP which is vital in generating energy.
History of NAD
According to Wikipedia,“The coenzyme NAD+ was first discovered by the British biochemists Arthur Harden and William John Young in 1906.
They first noticed that extracting yeast that had been boiled and filtered could greatly accelerate alcoholic fermentation in the yeast extracts that were unboiled.
They called this unidentified factor responsible for this effect a co-ferment.
In 1936 there was a German scientist named Otto Heinrich Warburg who was able to demonstrate the function of the nucleotide coenzyme in hydride transfer, and he also was able to identify the nicotinamide portion of the cell as the site of redox reactions.
Precursors of NAD+ in vitamin form were identified in 1938, the year when a biochemist named Conrad Elvehjem demonstrated how liver has an “anti-black tongue” action in the form of nicotinamide.
He then went on in 1939, to produce the first strong evidence that niacin can be used to synthesize and reproduce NAD+.
In 1958, Jack Preiss and Philip Handler discovered the intermediates and enzymes involved in the biosynthesis of NAD+, and because of this, the salvage synthesis from nicotinic acid is called the Preiss-Handler pathway.
More recently in the year 2004, biochemist Charles Brenner and a few of his colleagues discovered the nicotinamide riboside and its link to NAD+.
Benefits of NAD+
Directly boosting NAD+ with nicotinamide riboside via NIAGEN, found in Nectar7, presents a new and effective strategy for preventing the natural decline in cellular energy as we get older by promoting youthful vitality.
Studies have shown that nicotinamide riboside switches “off” the genes of aging, benefits extending cellular life span, increases endurance, improves cognitive function, activates sirtuins and enhances cellular energy.
These benefits can add up to a system-wide slowing and reversal of certain aging processes.
Restoring NAD+ by supplementing Nectar7 NIAGEN may be an effective anti-aging intervention by dramatically ameliorating age-associated functional defects and counteracting cellular aging* thus providing hope to aging societies worldwide.