The elusive elixir of youth NAD
The elusive elixir of youth may be closer than you think with the emergence of research on NAD. Short for Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide, this little magic ingredient might be something you will be hearing a lot more about. NAD is a crucial enzyme that regulates energy, metabolism, repairing damaged DNA and most importantly resetting the body’s internal clock. Elevated levels of NAD may slow the aspects of ageing and delay the progression of age-related diseases. Maybe Benjamin Button was onto something long before science caught up!
Your NAD supply declines with age as well as in response to stressors on your body including alcohol consumption, intense exercise and lack of sleep. It was only in 2004 that Dr Charles Brenner discovered a naturally occurring vitamin in milk called nicotinamide riboside. This micronutrient increases NAD levels by 40-50%. While nicotinamide riboside can be found naturally in certain foods, you cannot get anywhere near the amount you need through a normal diet to effectively increase NAD for therapeutic benefit.
TruNiagen is the building block for NAD, it has direct access into our cells which boosts the efficiency of cells to build NAD. This little gem is required by every living cell in your body to help generate energy. Without NAD, your heart wouldn’t pump blood through your veins. Your lungs wouldn’t pull any air and the neurons in your brain wouldn’t fire. None of the vital organs in your body would work at all without this key molecule. It’s like the oil in your car, it keeps your engine running smoothly and like an old car, levels of NAD decline as much as 50% between the ages of 40-60, confirming that low levels of NAD are linked to many age related health issues. Consider this nutrient the replenishment your body needs as a potential therapeutic strategy for ageing and to improve your quality of life.
The great news is that we have included the NAD activator, TruNiagen (nicotinamide riboside chloride) in our fabulous new Meno Glow product and combined it with five key nutrients to support the body’s metabolic pathways.
CoQ10 is a well-known antioxidant reducing free radical damage, protects your heart and supports energy production on a cellular level.
Reishi Mushroom is traditionally used in Chinese medicine as a longevity tonic and to strengthen the body’s natural qi (chi) or life force.
Milk Thistle loves to keep our detoxifying organs working to their potential, making sure our gallbladder, liver and kidneys flush out circulating toxins and pathogens before they can do us harm.
Siberian Ginseng maintains a healthy immune system, helps our body cope with stress and stabalises our energy pathways.
Curcumin, the active ingredient of Turmeric puts out any potential fires with its potent anti- inflammatory action. It also helps with joint pain, digestive function and elevates our mood.
Looking after ourselves by eating a wholefood diet, keeping hydrated and taking care of our skin is all part of keeping the ravages of time at bay, however the creation of Meno Glow has combined potent, therapeutic ingredients to create the ultimate rejuvenation tonic.
It may just be the magic potion you need to restore your youthful glow!
Written by Mona Hecke
Mona Hecke is a degree qualified Naturopath, nutrition specialist and health and wellness writer.
With over 20 years in the health industry, beginning with a focus on children and families, and a bestselling book ‘The Lunchbox Revolution’, Mona is now empowering women through education and conversation to take action and embrace change. Gut health, mindfulness, nutrition, hormones, and menopause are the topics that women want and need to know to create their healthy future.
Mona holds certifications in Lifestyle Coaching, Kinesiology, holistic herbal medicine, and nutrition.
A recognised leader in the health industry, Mona’s strong social media presence and passion for influencing change will continue to be a catalyst for health reform for the benefit of every Australian.