According to researchers who study NAD+ (and its precursors), it can. NMN may slow or reverse aspects of aging by boosting NAD levels (Shade, 2020).
NAD+ is one of the most crucial coenzymes needed by every living cell in the human body–used to turn food into energy and keep you alive and well. However, by middle age, NAD+ levels are HALF of what you had in your twenties (Elevant, n.d.).
As we age, NAD+ levels are depleted, despite how important this molecule is to our health and wellbeing. Replenishing this molecule is essential in any anti-aging care plan.
NMN, the most direct precursor to NAD, fights the two major contributors to aging by boosting NAD+ levels:,
Oxidative stress and
From a holistic + functional perspective, consider what drives aging (oxidative stress and inflammation) and what could slow this process down (NMN, for instance).
By boosting NAD levels with NMN-C, insulin sensitivity improves, mitochondria dysfunction reverses (translation: better use and production of energy), ultimately preventing age-related setbacks and you living a healthier and happier life. ✨
Main drivers of aging and depletion of NAD levels include:
Poor diet rich in sugar and pro-inflammatory foods
While certain diet and lifestyle choices slow aging and boost NAD such as:
Balanced nutrition + anti-inflammatory diet
Targeted supplementation such as NAD supporters Prime + Optima
Meditation + stress reduction
At HHC, our providers help you to identify your personal risk factors based on a thorough health history and labs, and put together a care plan that is unique to you and your needs.
Helpful labs to discuss with your HHC provider include:
Organic Acids Test (OAT) to assess antioxidant and detoxification status
Blood work to assess micronutrients, antioxidants and inflammation
Stool analysis to assess underlying drivers of inflammation
In general, diet and lifestyle are hugely impactful on healthy aging. Most of this we’ve heard before. More plants, less sugar, better sleep, reduce stress, stop smoking, etc. However, in many cases, supplementation is often required to replace deficiencies and help you achieve the results you're after.
Supplementing with NMN-C is my secret weapon in anti-aging and fertility preserving protocols and personally recommend Elevant’s Optima + Prime duo to restore NAD+ levels on a cellular level.
Talk to your HHC provider about supplementing with NMN-C and use code MEGAN20 to save on your order.
Shade C. (2020). The Science Behind NMN-A Stable, Reliable NAD+Activator and Anti-Aging Molecule. Integrative Medicine (Encinitas, Calif.), 19(1), 12–14.
Elevant. (n.d.) NAD+ and Healthy Aging. Retrieved from https://elevant.co/pages/nad-healthy-aging
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