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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

Why Does NAD+ Matter?

While NAD+ therapy alone is not the mythical “elixir of life,” NAD's foundational role in cellular energetics, nuclear signaling, and viability suggests it just may be a key ingredient...

Diagram of NAD Molecule (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide)

NAD+ plays a unique role in DNA repair and epigenetic control, immune activation, energy metabolism, epigenetic control, and cell viability in degenerative disorders and aging, and will likely prove crucial to treating degenerative diseases. Maintenance of intracellular NAD+ levels is pivotal for the regulation of DNA repair, stress resistance, and cell death. Agents such as NR, and to a lesser degree, NA and NAM, can protect severed axons from degeneration, and extend life span in small organisms.

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