What is NMN?
What is NMN?
NMN is a Vitamin B3 (niacin) derivative. It occurs naturally and can be found in dietary sources such as fruits, milk, and vegetables. In the body, NMN is used to generate Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD +) , a powerful and essential molecule that is found in every cell of the body. NMN is a precursor of NAD +.
What is NAD +
NAD + is a coenzyme that plays a role in the redox reaction in all living cells. It helps enzymes pass their electrons during redox reactions associated with the formation of ATP. So it serves for the production of energy. In an aging body the amount of the substance decreases by more than half. The mitochondria produce less energy and the cell ages. This process seems to be reversible. The intracellular energy supply mechanisms can be restored if the NAD + level is increased. In addition, NAD is an important co-factor for the enzymes that play a key role in longer life, or sirtuins. These are activated directly by NAD. These sirtuins are essential for life expectancy, as they turn off the genes that control aging through inflammatory processes.
The combined decrease in sirtuins 1 and 3 and the simultaneous decrease in NAD + can lead to complaints due to the deterioration of our brains and inflammation in our blood vessels. In addition, it can lead to fatigue, loss of muscle strength, fat storage in the liver and in the abdominal area. It can result in insulin resistance and directly lead to the metabolic syndrome.