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Advanced healthy ageing with LifeMax NR - Blog
When you are looking for something to really help you age healthily, then look no further than LifeMax NR™. With its unique ingredient, nicotinamide riboside, which is a form of B vitamin that is responsible for cellular health, LifeMax NR is a unique entry into the stable of products at About Health.
LifeMax NR™ maintains cellular health through supporting NAD+ levels, which naturally decline as we age. NAD+ is vital to the creation of energy in the body and the regulation of essential cellular processes.
NAD+, which stands for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, can sometimes be referred to as NAD, however the little plus sign matters! NAD can exist in two forms: NAD+ and NADH. These two forms of NAD are known as a "redox couple," a term that is used to describe a reduced (the "red" in redox) and oxidized (the "ox" in redox) form of the same atom or molecule. The term "oxidized" can be misleading, though, as it does not necessarily require oxygen. Redox reactions involve the gaining or loss of electrons. If something becomes oxidized, it’s losing electrons. Meanwhile, if something is reduced, it is gaining electrons.
The term "oxidized" has been adopted through history, originating from experiments in the late 18th century. Redox reactions are not exclusive to NAD+ and NADH, let alone exclusive to the body. In fact, they can span everything from the rusting of iron to the formation of minerals.
In the context of NAD+, redox reactions are a key component of cellular energy creation. When NAD+ is converted to NADH, it gains two things: First, a charged hydrogen molecule (H+) and next, two electrons. As electrons are negatively charged, the combination of the positively charged NAD+ and H+, coupled with two electrons, effectively cancel each other out and neutralize the resulting NADH molecule. This is why NADH does not have a "+" sign next to it. The charge of a molecule informs how it interacts with other molecules. For example, NADH can’t do what NAD+ does, and vice versa.
NAD+ is a critical coenzyme that is found in every cell of the body and is involved in hundreds of metabolic processes, like cellular energy and mitochondrial health. It is found in every living organism on the planet!
So, what does it do within the body? Within our body we have a group of proteins called Sirtuins, we have written and spoken about these on many occasions when talking about the power of Res-V Ultimate, and whilst Res-V Ultimate does an excellent job of providing some sirtuin fuel, without NAD+ the life extension is not nearly as powerful.
Knowing there is a clear link between sirtuins and metabolism helped scientists understand the power of nicotinamide riboside (NR) as one of the best precursors to making NAD+ in the body. LifeMax NR™ is one of the only products available that combines the power of both NR and resveratrol in a unique formula that not only supports the lift of the mitochondria but fuels them as well.
Naturally, we can get NAD+ from our diet from foods made up of amino acids such as, dairy milk, fish and mushrooms, however it is only a trace nutrient. We have taken the power of reliably producing high purity NR and incorporated it into LifeMax NR™ to help support the body’s production of NAD+.
LifeMax NR™ has been created to provide an advanced healthy ageing formula to those that want only the best.
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