Meet the Mitochondria — The Body’s Energy Factories
As explained via the NAD Treatment Center:
Mitochondria are miniature energy factories found in almost every living cell in your body. Besides energy production, mitochondria serve other important roles, such as calcium regulation and cell death. To get a better understanding, think of string lights. If a couple of bulbs goes out, you probably won’t notice a difference. If the string burns out, however, the room goes dark. Luckily your cells have numerous mitochondria within the cell for exactly that reason.
The cells that rely upon mitochondria the most are the heart, brain, muscles, and lungs. Can you imagine what it would feel like if these vital organs and tissues had less energy? Would you be able to think clearly? Have enough energy to walk up a flight of stairs? Get winded faster? Mitochondrial dysfunction systemically affects the body, resulting in a wide range of symptoms and conditions.
The human body is what is known as a cybernetic system — No, we’re not talking about the model T-1000 here, it means that we are systems comprised of further systems. Why is this important? We’ve already mentioned the cardiovascular (aerobic), glycolytic, and CP (creatine phosphate) systems above and how each of these systems requires special fuel. Now imagine that each of these macro systems relies on a microsystem of energy production, namely what goes on in the mitochondria. If this fundamental system of energy production is not functioning up to par, then nothing else can be.
Enter NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide)
What it is…
NAD stands for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, which is the chemical term for a molecule that reacts with oxygen in the mitochondria in every cell of your body in order to create energy so you can move, breathe, pump blood, digest food, think, and generally, live your life. — Lack of this essential cellular fuel is now recognized as a key feature of chronic fatigue, apathy, depression, anxiety, alcohol and drug addiction, weak immune system (infections and cancer), muscle pain and weakness, headaches, memory disturbance, sleep problems, focus and concentration defects and other chronic diseases. NAD deficiency may be an unrecognized epidemic of cellular disease.
— Mind Body Medicine Center
NAD is an essential building block in cellular energy production. Without a sufficient supply, the mitochondria cannot adequately convert the nutrients from the foods we eat into usable energy. As we age levels of NAD naturally begin to decline. But this decline is often accelerated when subjected to long-term stress, poor sleep, lack of quality nutrients, and use of drugs or alcohol.
How it works…
Like with any fuel or substrate in the human body, stores of NAD must be replenished when depleted. Pushing yourself to be active, or to focus and concentrate when you don’t have adequate fuel in your tank, or an adequate means of converting your food into fuel is sure to lead to sluggish and impaired performance.
Of course, we can never neglect that natural means of caring for ourselves and topping off our energy supplies as best we can via quality sleep, nutrition, and mitigation of stress. But even with these areas of life covered we’re living in a world with wifi, email, endless demands and digital distractions. Hence the need for supplements such as Nadovim®.
Hope for the future (and for the present)…
Nadovim is one of the only supplements on the market that uses NAD+ as the main ingredient, along with enhancing nutrients and botanicals. In a study performed by Georgetown University Medical Center, 72% of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome reported positive improvements when taking 10mgs of NADH daily. Additionally, an article published on Science Direct expressed that, “Researchers from Spain found that CoQ10 plus nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) supplementation for 8 weeks is safe and potentially effective in reducing max heart rate among chronic fatigue syndrome patients.” — This serves to demonstrate the multi-systemic effects of enhancing energy efficiency from a fundamental cellular level.