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What Is NMN and Can It Really Help You Live Longer?

NMN supplementation could be the key to living a longer, healthier life.

Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide NAD+ is a coenzyme essential for life. Next to water, NAD+ is the most abundant molecule in the body. NAD+ facilitates all of the processes that allow your cells to produce the energy you need to survive. Without NAD+, you would quickly die. In fact, modern aging research has discovered that the level of NAD+ in your body steadily decreases as you age. By the time we are 50 years old, for most of us, our NAD+ levels are about half of what they were when we were 20.

As that happens, DNA within the cell is damaged, and the cell starts to lose its ability to divide. Systemic inflammation and most if not all of the symptoms we think of as aging occurs.

In essence, DNA damage is the main cause of aging. Almost all cells contain the ‘molecular machinery’ to repair this damage. This machinery consumes NAD+ and energy molecules. Therefore, if we could find a way to boost or maintain high levels of NAD+ in your body, theoretically, we could repair and prevent DNA damage and slow or reverse the symptoms of aging.

That is where NMN comes in.

What is NMN?

β-Nicotinamide Mononucleotide or NMN is a Vitamin B3 (niacin) derivative. It occurs naturally and can be made from dietary sources such as fruits, milk, and vegetables. In the body, NMN is a precursor to NAD+. It stimulates and facilitates the production of NAD+.

NMN is found naturally in foods like green vegetables, and of course, part of increasing longevity is to eat a healthy diet. But you could never eat enough broccoli to significantly increase your body’s production of NAD+. However, studies have found that supplementation with NMN can and does increase NAD+ levels. Studies have found that increasing NAD+ can improve metabolism, reduce systemic inflammation, and boost your immune system, which helps repair and prevent DNA damage that many believe is the root cause of aging.

How Can NMN Improve Longevity?

Studies have found a number of ways that NMN supplementation can improve longevity, such as:

  • NMN boosts energy supply in aging cells.
  • NMN helps in fighting metabolic diseases.
  • NMN enhances red blood cell production and improves blood flow.

Anyone who is committed to an “antiaging lifestyle” should add an NMN supplement to their health and fitness routine. NMN enhances the benefits you get from working out and eating right.

If you are already eating a healthy diet and exercising to stay young and strong, NMN can help you get the most out of working out and eating right. NMN increases your ability to exercise and improves your body’s ability to convert the foods you eat into energy for your cells.

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