NADH is an antioxidant enzyme related to the B vitamins that is needed for the creation of ATP energy in both mind and body. NADH Supplements work to:
What is NADH?
NADH (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide + Hydrogen) is an antioxidant coenzyme found in every living cell in the body. A reduced antioxidant form of vitamin B3 (niacin), NADH performs key biological activities at the cellular level that may help with physical and mental fatigue. The compound has been noted as a possible therapy for the wide range of symptoms related to prolonged, daily fatigue, including weakness, malaise, exhaustion and lack of concentration.**
NADH is key in the creation of energy via the body's metabolism: It is a major player in the Krebs cycle (a.k.a. the citric acid cycle), the all-important chain of chemical reactions that result in the production of carbon dioxide and energy. Notably, the compound serves as a raw material for the creation of ATP, the molecule that drives the production, transport and utilization of all energy in the body. Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide + Hydrogen also helps with cellular respiration, which sparks the efficient use of stored energy; and stimulates production of dopamine, an important “feel good” neurotransmitter that affects motor skills, mood and the learning process. Working as an antioxidant, the compound also scavenges harmful, age-accelerating free radicals. By exerting this protective antioxidant activity in the brain, the compound is thought to help with age-related cognitive decline and degenerative brain issues.**
Supplements supplying this compound are frequently presented in capsule form. The compound is sometimes combined in supplements with D-Ribose, a type of sugar that supports healthy production of cellular ATP energy.**
NADH Supplements Directions for Use
Always consult with your trusted health care practitioner prior to beginning any type of supplementation. There is no standard dosage for this compound. In clinical studies, 10 mg to 20 mg daily has been associated with improvements in physical and mental energy levels.**