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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.

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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 NR Prevent Inflammation?

Studies show that raising NAD levels can help fight inflammation...

Drawing of Firefighter - NAD to the Rescue?

Acute, short-term inflammation is essential to the body's healing process. Chronic, long-term inflammation can damage your body and lead to auto-immune diseases, as well as just about every other bad thing, like diseases of the kidney, liver, heart, brain, and cancer. It can cause anxiety and depression.

One study concluded that chronic inflammation was a "highly significant risk factor for both morbidity and mortality in the elderly people, as most if not all age-related diseases share an inflammatory pathogenesis." Persistent low-level chronic inflammation is really dangerous. It is a hallmark of aging. And you might not even know that you have it.

Some human clinical studies show that replenishing NAD levels reduces chronic inflammation. If that's correct, then for people worried about healthy aging, that would by itself be ample reason to use an NAD booster.

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