Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN) is a molecule which can be found in small quantities in various foods. It is well researched due to its involvement in our body's synthesis of NAD+.
NAD+ is a vital co-factor for cellular energy production. As we age, our NAD+ levels decrease, which results in the activity of proteins known as sirtuins, becoming dysregulated. Optimal activity of Sirtuins is crucial for the function of our cellular powerhouses, mitochondria.
As a consequence of these effects, our body has less energy and cellular processes related to cell death, aging, gene expression, metabolism, inflammation and DNA repair are impacted.
NMN has gained a lot of attention as a favorable candidate to overcome this deficiency, with over 300 research papers published on the molecule and its relationship with NAD+.
NMN can assist with NAD+ availability due to the molecule being a direct precursor to NAD+. Supplementation of NAD+ provides our body a source to create more NAD+ to keep the wheels rolling in our cellular processes for energy production.