NADH – The *New* Health Trend (That We’ve Utilized For Years)
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Aging is inevitable. We are all looking for that magic switch to slow down aging, boost energy levels, and keep your memory sharp. Unfortunately, that switch does not exist. The good news is that we have science on our side, specifically in the form of a coenzyme named nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, or NADH.
What is nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH)?
NADH is a coenzyme found in all living cells that plays a vital role in energy metabolism and maintaining proper cell functioning. It is needed to metabolize all foods, including carbohydrates, fats and amino acids into ATP energy (the fuel used by every cell in the body).
The problem with this is that, as we age, our levels of NADH decline, which can impair our mitochondria, the power plants in our cells that turn our food and oxygen into energy. Studies have shown that under-performing or damaged mitochondria contribute to age-related conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s.
Energy & Brain Health Benefits
“As it turns out,” reports Jerry Hickey, R.Ph, Scientific Director and Pharmacist at InVite® Health, “we can retool our mitochondria to restore energy production in the brain. When energy production is restored, memory and brain efficiency improves. When the brain has adequate energy and efficiency, it can work to its maximum potential. With the proper nutrients that address the health of these tiny power plants, you can protect your brain, improve its health and restore mental energy. A game changer for brain health is NADH.”
Jerry Hickey’s Brain Energy Protocol
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an important energy-releasing nutrient, produced naturally in the body. CoQ10 in its active form is called Ubiquinol and it allowed calories from food to be absorbed and utilized as energy, supporting more of the body’s energy needs. Research has shown CoQ10 to support brain health, while providing antioxidant protection.
Jerry Hickey, R.Ph explains, “When paired with NADH, CoQ10 becomes a its own “power plant” for the brain, supporting a variety of essential brain functions including mental energy, alertness and focus.”