Nicotinamide riboside — Niagen Benefits and Side-effects
The mitochondria is called the powerhouse of the cell very often and the reason for this is because its function is to produce energy, chemical energy, it is like a battery or a power generator that supplies that cell with energy for use in daily activities.
Some cells may have more than one mitochondrial organelle and this is based on that specific cell’s energy use or consumption or how many functions that cell offers. They are called organelles because of the idea that they are to cells what an organ is to a body, pretty simple, right?
So why am i actually mentioning this in this article? Well as you are all accustomed to, i am of course making an introduction to a supplement, a health supplement called Niagen this time, which deals with improving mitochondrial function, boosting cellular metabolism, improving cellular communication, of course helping with the production of chemical energy within the cells and boosting energy levels in the body.
This supplement can help improve muscle strenght, slow down aging according to some scientists, it can offer neurons or brain cells protection against free radicals or neurotoxins, oxidation in general, it can improve cognitive functions apparently and it has been shown to prevent or atleast slow down neurodegenerative processes that occur most often in older people, such as memory loss which is very frequent.
The name of this natural health care supplement is Niagen and it is produced in Los Angeles, California, by a company called Live Cell Research. It contains one single ingredient, it is natural and it can be found in milk apparently. This ingredient is called Nicotinamide Riboside or NR for short and it has been found years ago that it is a precursor to Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide or NAD+, another chemical this time naturally occurring in the human body, used in energy production at the cellular level, having a major role in cellular metabolism and how cells function and how they communicate and so on.
Without Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, your cells will not function properly and especially the mitochondrial function will be affected, many old people suffer from this because their bodies are not producing enough NAD+ anymore, aging is to blame of course so what Niagen does is it uses nicotinamide riboside to naturally produce more Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, solving some of these problems and improving overall health.