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Tag: NAD+

June 17, 2020
A team of researchers have discovered a novel way to study the process of hair graying, finding it potentially reversible and linked to psychological stress. The abundant anecdotal evidence of hair graying overnight (or, as Shakespeare put it in Henry IV: "Thy father's beard is turned white with the news"), may have finally received a...
June 11, 2020
Researchers have discovered that a lack of NAD+ is responsible for mitochondrial dysfunction in egg cells (oocytes), leading to decreased fertility with age. Mitochondria in oocytes Given how much it must divide to create a human being, the oocyte is the largest cell in the human body, and it contains far more mitochondria than any...
June 08, 2020
Researchers have concluded a human trial using niacin, a very old vitamin discovered over 80 years ago, and have shown that it can increase the presence of an energy compound essential to cellular function. Niacin and NAD+ Niacin is a form of water-soluble vitamin B3 and has been known since American biochemist Conrad Elvehjem identified...
May 25, 2020
A new study may shed some light on how aging and circadian rhythms may be linked by discovering a role for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) in preventing the age-related disruption of circadian rhythms in mice. A circadian rhythm is an automatic process that regulates a cycle of behavioral changes and repeats roughly every 24 hours....
May 13, 2020
A new study suggests that we can actively fight back against age-related decline with resistance training to restore our levels of NAD+, a critical molecule used by the mitochondria in our cells to produce energy. NAD+ and mitochondria The mitochondria are the powerhouses of the cell, and they use the nutrients we consume in order...
April 28, 2020
A group of researchers has demonstrated that treatment with NMN, a precursor of NAD+, restores neurovascular coupling (NVC) in aged mice [1]. Since NVC deficiency seems to be a major factor in the age-related decline of cognitive and motor functions, this discovery presents exciting new possibilities for longevity research. Neurovascular coupling While the human brain...