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Tag: Niacin

June 10, 2020
A possible new role for niacin has been discovered in the fight against brain cancer. An old vitamin  Niacin is a form of vitamin B3 and has been a popular supplement since its discovery in 1937 by the researcher Conrad Elvehjem. Niacin is actually nicotinic acid, and it is possible to create it through the...
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...
July 22, 2019
Today, we want to highlight a recent human trial of the popular supplement nicotinamide riboside, a compound that has been shown in mice to restore NAD+ levels. The compound has had impressive results against some aspects of aging in mouse studies, and there is now some more data for NR in humans [1]. What is...
September 19, 2018
This month, we decided to do the Journal Club a bit earlier than usual to coincide with the launch of the NAD+ Mouse Project over at Lifespan.io. As the project is testing to see if NAD+ repletion increases lifespan, we thought that it would be an ideal time to explore NAD+ biology and take a...
April 28, 2017
History Niacin is a form of water-soluble vitamin B3. In 1937, this vitamin was discovered in yeast and meat by American biochemist Conrad Elvehjem. It was found to cure pellagra, a disease that is caused by vitamin B3 deficiency and that causes horrible skin lesions, diarrhea, dementia, and even death. This compound is now commonly...