NAD+, or Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, is a powerful, game-changing supplement that is taking the nootropic supplement market by storm. As a precursor to ATP production, it is critical to energy metabolism in every cell of the body. NAD+ also influences a whole host of vital, downstream metabolic processes including cellular age reversal. Oral NAD+ supplements are popping up all over the market due to all the new and exciting research touting the many health and anti-aging benefits of NAD+ supplementation. In a 2018 TIME article Dr. David Sinclair, the co-director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging at Harvard Medical School was quoted as saying that “NAD+ is the closest we’ve gotten to a fountain of youth,” ((“Is an Anti-Aging Pill on the Horizon? – Time Magazine.” 15 Feb. 2018, http://time.com/5159879/is-an-anti-aging-pill-on-the-horizon/. Accessed 1 Apr. 2019.)). Scientists are finding it increases cellular longevity in addition to decreasing the negative cognitive symptoms associated with many chronic neurological diseases like CFS, MS, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Most of the studies conducted have been done on animals, however, preliminary studies in humans have been extremely promising as well.
With all the new NAD+ supplements coming out it’s hard for the average consumer to determine which one is the right one to take. As a naturopathic doctor in clinical practice, I have found NADOVIM to be superior in many ways to other similar products on the market. Here are my top 5 reasons why I believe NADOVIM is the superior product in this space and why everyone should be taking it.
One of the first and only real, oral NAD+ supplements on the market
Most of the NAD+ supplements on the market right now are actually not NAD+ but NAD+ precursors, primarily NR or Nicotinamide Ribonucleotide. These companies are working off of research claiming that NAD+ cannot be given in an oral form and only works in intravenous form due to poor intestinal absorption. These companies contend that only oral supplementation of precursors like NR, can increase the systemically available “NAD+ pool” and are working off of studies done in the 1980s. These same companies are now in litigation with each other trying to patent NR derivatives rather than looking at the source molecule-NAD+ itself ((“Firms feud over purported age-fighting molecule.” 27 Aug. 2018, https://cen.acs.org/business/consumer-products/Firms-feud-over-Niagen-purported/96/i33. Accessed 1 Apr. 2019.)). Newer research actually debunks their claims that NAD+ cannot be absorbed orally and proves that oral NAD+ can actually contribute to elevations in the available systemic NAD+ pool of the brain and body ((“Comparison of metabolic fates of nicotinamide, NAD+ and … – NCBI.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16802695. Accessed 1 Apr. 2019.)). NADOVIM was one of the first and earliest supplements on the market to contain actual NAD+ instead of NAD+ precursors in its formulation.