As we age, we know our risk for heart disease increases. Why? Because our blood vessels lose their plasticity. They become thicker and less flexible, making our heart work harder, which raises blood pressure. High blood pressure can cause damage to organs, leaking, or rupturing of blood vessels.
The anti-aging effects of NAD+ might lessen the rigidity of blood vessels and lower blood pressure. Let’s dive in and find out more about this little fountain of youth.
What is NAD+?
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) is actually a cofactor found in all living cells. This cofactor acts as a coenzyme which allows other enzymes to work. To put it simply, energy production of our cells and quite a few bodily processes involve NAD.
What are the other benefits of NAD?
Besides its contribution to blood vessel repair, NAD may also:
- Improve Cognitive Function
- Help Mitochondrial Function
- Help Avoid Age-Related Weight Gain
- Repair Cellular Damage
- Increase Muscle Function
Where can we find NAD?
The best place to get this coenzyme is through your food. You need amino acids and vitamin B3 to make NAD, therefore consuming high-protein foods such as grass fed beef, wild-caught fish, eggs from pasture-raised chickens, and organ meats will provide both the amino acids and vitamins needed for NAD synthesis. To be sure you are accessing these important nutrients, add digestive support to help break down and assimilate nutrients.
As we age, our cells struggle to reproduce. We lose elasticity in skin, muscles atrophy, and blood vessels become more rigid. Providing our bodies with nutrients through quality Paleo foods can literally reverse aging and the potential for disease.
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