A very brief explanation of NAD
Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD) is a metabolic co-enzyme that structures, repairs, and is an essential component of energy production (mitochondrial function); heavily involved in DNA repair and cell repair; responsible for turning certain genes on and off; and essential for maintaining neurotransmitter levels, for the proper functioning of the brain.
These specialized enzymes require constant replenishment.
Below are some instances in which the body can lose or degrade natural NAD levels:
- Substance abuse
- Post Traumatic Stress
- Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)
- Neurodegenerative Diseases
- Natural aging process
This is a model of the molecule Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide.