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Shelly Albaum

Editor, Science of NAD

Important Disclosures

1. This is my personal website

All opinions are my own. Nobody writes here but me.

2. Supplements Are Not Medicines

Health Supplements like nicotinamide riboside are not intended to cure or treat any disease, condition, or illness.

3. No Medical Advice

I am a lawyer and a journalist, not a doctor, and I offer no medical advice. But I do follow the science, and I can bring to your attention

some interesting studies. You can read more about me here. And check with your physician -- your physician can look at this research, too.

4. Commercial Affiliations

I am a ChromaDex shareholder, and a marketing affiliate for Amazon and Rakuten. As a result, I will sometimes mention or recommend products that I endorse, like Tru Niagen, which I take every day. I may earn a small commission from qualifying purchases if you were referred directly from this site and completed a purchase. [Thank you!] You can read more about our advertising, privacy, and data collection policies here

Can NAD Help Me Live Longer?

Probably not. NAD supplements mostly seem to improve healthspan, but not lifespan, the total number of years. But there are some indications...

Drawing - Fountain of Youth

First of all, we don't really know. Most of the research has been about curing diseases, not increasing lifespan in healthy individuals.

There are studies in yeast and worms, and most recently in mice, that show lifespan improvements as a result of supplementing with nicotinamide riboside.

But there are certainly no human studies that show that, although it could still be so...

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