Anti Aging Nicotinamice Riboside 1341-23-7 NR N-Ribosylnicotinamide
We can supply Nicotinamide Riboside capsules.
250 mg / tablet
Nicotinamide Riboside (NR) is a pyridine-nucleoside form of vitamin
B3 that functions as a precursor to nicotinamide adenine
dinucleotide or NAD+.
NR was first described as a growth factor, termed Factor V. Factor
V, purified from blood was shown to exist in three forms, NAD+, NMN
and NR. NR is demenstrated a natural product.
You are about to join the thousands of people who are already
taking advantage of the latest breakthrough in the science of
aging. You may be facing unique age-related health concerns. And
things are only going to get harder as your body grows older.
Fortunately, studies have shown that raising levels of NAD+ may
reverse many of the effects caused by aging. Taking Nicotinamide
Riboside daily can support.
Nicotinamide Riboside: Anti-Aging Miracle Or Scam?
A while back, I came across an article about mitochondrial health
as a reversible cause of aging. It was written by a team of
researchers led by Harvard Geneticist David Sinclair. It’s about
levels of a chemical called NAD, which is responsible for proper
communication between cell nuclei and mitochondria.
The team found a way to boost NAD production, which in turn
enhances communication within cells. I was vaguely familiar with
David Sinclair and his work on anti-aging advancements with
resveratrol, but this article made a big claim: they claimed to
have unlocked the answer to aging.
I’ve always been hugely interested in the science of aging, and how
we’ll fight aging both in the near and distant future.
Especially methods of fighting aging that don’t involve rubbing
infant foreskin serum on your skin.
According to this article from PubMed, a Cornell team took
Sinclair’s discoveries a step further, showing that an NAD
precurser called Nicotinamide Riboside is bio-available through
oral ingestion. In both tests, the scientists took lab mice, and
supplemented their diets with a healthy serving of NR. The results
were nothing short of astounding.
How Nicotinamide Riboside Works
There’s basically three important pieces of this puzzle. NAD+,
Nicotinamine Riboside (NR) and Sirtuin Enzymes, all of which relate
to the nucleus, mitochondria, and most importantly, the
communication between the two in every cell.
It all begins with the mitochondria. Mitochondria have long been
known as the “power houses” of our cells, as they are responsible
for energy production in each specific cell; and therefore,
throughout our entire body.
The nucleus, on the other hand, is the controller of the cell. The
nucleus ensures that everything inside of the cell is going well,
that all of the “employees” at “Cell Corporation” are doing their
The problem, as Sinclair and Cantó, et al. discovered, occurs when
communication between these two important organelles breaks down.
When that happens, the cells begin to suffer the effects of age,
producing less energy and not working as efficiently as possible.
This failure manifests itself in aging – both in the skin, and in
the skeletal and muscle structure.
That is to say, when the nucleus and mitochondria don’t communicate
properly, everything falls apart.
This is where the three puzzle pieces fit in. This communication is
promoted by an enzyme called Sirutin 1, or SIRT1. This enzyme is
responsible, essentially, for ensuring outside molecules don’t
interrupt the traffic between the nucleus and the cell wall.
SIRT1, in turn, is activated by a chemical called NAD+. NAD+ is
what’s known as a co-substrate, which is basically an activator – a
compound that ensures the activation of a certain molecule. NAD+ is
the most important part of this whole equation.
Luckily for us, NAD+ is a naturally occurring molecule in our body.
Without it, our cells would die quickly. Unluckily, NAD+ levels
decline as we age, resulting in wrinkles, bone deterioration, and
This is where Sinclair and Cantó, et al.’s research comes in. They
identified a new vitamin that can stoke the production of NAD+ —
without the side effects of other NAD+ precursors like Nicotinic
Acid, which causes severe flushing.
This NAD+ producer is nicotinamide riboside. In both studies, the
mice who were supplemented with NR showed powerful anti-aging
effects, metabolic energy increases and improvements in cell repair
and upkeep. This suggests that supplementation with this new
vitamin is a possible key to halting the effects of aging.
Even more interesting, Cantó, et al. suggest that NR can also be
used to “ameliorate metabolic and age-related disorders”. This can
be applied to problems that arise from our metabolism and aging
problems, like arthritis and type 2 diabetes.
It is important to note that these two studies have only been used
on mice. There is a bit of a gap as far humans go. Specifically,
the amount of NR necessary to induce a change is, at the current
Human Dosing Controversy
In Cantó, et al.’s research, they supplemented the mice with a
daily amount of 400 milligrams of NR per each kilogram of body
mass. Translated to a human that weighs about 150 pounds, you’re
looking at 28000 milligrams of NR per day, or 28 grams a day.
Standard dosing for retail nicotinamide riboside, marketed under
the names Niagen, N(R) and a few others, is typically 250mg a day.
In fact, some people are so obsessed with mega-dosing NR that
there’s a thread on longecity.org dedicated to nicotinamide
riboside group buy.
So the question becomes, can nicotinamide riboside be effective at
It turns out, the answer is possibly yes.
When I first wrote this article, I made a common mistake when
extrapolating dosing from animals to humans. My calculation was
based only on a body mass conversion.
A source contacted me, citing a paper by Reagan-Shaw, et al.
titled, Dose translation from animal to human studies revisited.
According to the paper:
The animal dose should not be extrapolated to a human equivalent
dose (HED) by a simple conversion based on body weight, as was
reported. For the more appropriate conversion of drug doses from
animal studies to human studies, we suggest using the body surface
area (BSA) normalization method. BSA correlates well across several
mammalian species with several parameters of biology, including
oxygen utilization, caloric expenditure, basal metabolism, blood
volume, circulating plasma proteins, and renal function.
Using this methodology and the formula for BSA translation, a more
accurate dose translation from rats to 150 pound human roughly
yields a daily dose around 2200mg. This is considerably closer to
the currently available retail options and a source tells me that a
current human study has subjects on doses nearing that number and
that we will know a lot more about accurate dosing and efficacy the
With clinical trials in the works, Nicotinamide Riboside is
What if, retail doses actually work?
What if, in humans, a small boost to our cells can actually slow or
even reverse aging?
Every day is the shortest day of our lives. Every day, we get
Is skepticism causing us to miss out on real opportunity to support
What if, twenty years from now, nicotinamide riboside is as common
as a Flintstones Vitamin, and all those years, we’ve missed out?
What does this mean for us?
Although the discourse about life extension typically takes place
in the arena of bionics and robotic augmentation, nicotinamide
riboside suggests the possibility of natural answers to the aging
These scientific breakthroughs in simple life-extending vitamins
like NR are only the first few steps toward a world with natural
life extension possibilities. It’s a field of study that is still
in its infancy.
As we refine our thinking, there’s a possibility that supplements
like NR can push us deep into the 21st century. So deep, in fact,
that there’s a distinct possibility, as science continues to
progress, that we could live to see the 22nd and even the 23rd.