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Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH)

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Posted on Dec 30, 2005, 8 p.m. By Bill Freeman

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: NADH, which occurs naturally in meat, is present in all cells and assists in metabolism and in breaking down food. ROLE IN ANTI-AGING: It is effective in treating chronic fatigue syndrome, perhaps because it stimulates production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which gives the body energy.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

NADH, which occurs naturally in meat, is present in all cells and assists in metabolism and in breaking down food.

ROLE IN ANTI-AGING:

It is effective in treating chronic fatigue syndrome, perhaps because it stimulates production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which gives the body energy. When metabolism is slowed by cutting calories, NADH is freed up and is able to support a protein that influences the lifespan of cells. NADH may also be useful for the treatment of jetlag.

DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS:

NADH deficiency is only known to occur when an individual is deficient in vitamin B3.

THERAPEUTIC DAILY AMOUNT:

The therapeutic dosage for NADH ranges from 5-50 mg daily.

MAXIMUM SAFE LEVEL:

NADH appears to have no adverse effects when 5mg or less is taken over a long period of time. Chronic studies have not been carried out on higher doses.

SIDE EFFECTS/CONTRAINDICATIONS:

The safety of supplementary NADH in pregnant and lactating women, and those with kidney or liver disease has not been established.

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