NAD+: Anti-Ageing the Immune System
NAD+ (Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) is a powerful coenzyme found in every living cell in the body. It is essential for producing energy, maintaining healthy cell function and repairing cellular and organ damaged DNA associated with any trauma, wear and tear and ageing.
Do NAD+ Levels Decrease Over Time?
As we get older, our levels of NAD+ sharply decline and it’s thought that we have half the level of NAD+ in our 50s as we do in our 20s.
How Does Ageing Affect the Immune System?
Throughout the ageing process our immune systems undertake two major changes:
- Immunosenescence – the gradual time-related deterioration of the immune system which affects the way we respond to fighting infection, making the elderly more vulnerable to contracting an infection and taking longer to recover.
- Inflammaging – this inflammatory process accelerates biological ageing and is caused by systemic inflammation throughout the body.
If you would like to learn more, check out our article on The Important Benefits of a Strong Immune System.
NAD+ & healthier metabolism
Our bodies rely on NAD+ for repairing the damaged DNA associated with cellular ageing. Scientists believe that boosting the amount of this coenzyme in the body will give a healthier metabolism. Reducing the rate of ageing and improving your health markers is also important for your insurance policies and medical coverage, as well as showing your life insurance provider that you’re in top medical condition.
Dr Joshua Berkowitz, Medical Director at IV Boost comments, “NAD+ is a powerful and vital coenzyme which plays a crucial role in maintaining and protecting our health. The particular study mentioned by The Daily Telegraph is simply one of many studies conducted by top medical schools which attest the important and vital role that NAD+ plays in our daily metabolism and the maintaining of good health, in spite of the toxic world in which we exist.”