How does NR work?
NR has been proven to boost NAD+ levels in humans.1
You Need Cellular EnergyThe body has many different needs and demands to keep itself active and functioning properly. Cellular energy is what powers all of the body’s functions such as keeping the heart beating, the lungs expanding and contracting, and enabling the brain to process thought.
Cellular energy not only fuels our most basic bodily functions, it also is necessary to defend against oxidative stress in the body, repair DNA damage, create the building blocks for DNA and RNA , and to “turn on” ‘longevity promoting’ proteins called sirtuins.9
A recently published pre-clinical study demonstrated that when tested head-to-head-to-head (NANiacin/Nicotinic Acid vs. NamNicotinamide vs. NRNicotinamide Riboside), NR was not only the most effective NAD+ booster, but it was also the most effective at turning on of the longevity-promoting proteins called sirtuins.
Think of this process like an assembly or production line. We start with an input. That input is touched and changed in various ways along the assembly line and those changes result in a finished product or output.
With respect to NAD+ production, the inputs are the particular form of B3 and the finished products are NAD+ (which will go on to enable to body to produce cellular energy). Within the body, the process to convert each form of B3 into NAD+ varies in length and complexity. The processes to convert niacin and nicotinamide to the finished product are more energy intensive to the body than is the process for NR.
Pre-clinical research has demonstrated that supplementing with NR not only safely boosts NAD+, but it also enhances the body’s utilization of NAD+ to a greater degree than all other forms of vitamin B3. This means the more NR boosts NAD+, the more the body uses to maximize cellular energy production. That’s why NR is considered the most efficient and effective NAD+ booster available, when administered orally.1