What is NAD+ and Why It Matters?
What is NAD+ and Why It Matters?
What Does NAD+ Do?
NAD+ – nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide – is an important coenzyme found in every cell. NAD+ is crucial for supporting numerous metabolic and cellular functions in the body. However, NAD+ declines significantly with age, as well as from excessive stress, which can lead to reduced vitality. The adaptogens in Mojo Risin’ promote a healthy level of NAD+ by protecting against oxidative stress and the DNA damage that accompanies it, which in turn:
- Promotes healthy aging by helping maintain energy production at the cellular level
- Supports maintaining a healthy circadian rhythm – the body’s natural sleep-wake cycle
- Helps increase the number and health of mitochondria in cells, thus benefiting mitochondrial metabolism
- Supports cellular repair processes
What Are Some Superfoods that Increase NAD+?
Resveratrol-Rich Foods that are Resveratrol-rich help increase NAD+. Resveratrol, is found in numerous superfoods that Strive uses in its blends, such as Japanese Knotweed which is one of the most trans-resveratrol rich plants known. Other superfoods high in resveratrol that are in Strive blends include: Cocoa, Maqui berries, Blueberries, Mullberries, black raspberries, acai berries. Resveratrol acts as a beneficial antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
Via various studies, researchers are now showing and gaining understanding of why Resveratrol has been effective in the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases.
Resveratrol has been shown in these studies to enhance NAD+ synthesis and increase NAD+ levels in human brain cells.
Apigenin: an antioxidant compound found in some herbs and plants. Research has shown that eating plants and herbs rich in apigenin, such as chamomile and bacopa monneieri in Strive Supefoods blends, results in higher intracellular NAD+ levels.
Betaine: is a compound found in superfoods like beets, spinach and broccoli, all of which are in Strive’s Buck Naked Greens blend.
Betaine supports the body’s methylation processes which help optimize the benefits of consuming the adaptogen-rich superfoods. Betaine (also known as trimethylglycine) is a superior methyl donor in the body – each molecule of betaine supplies three methyl groups. By promoting efficient methylation, the betaine-rich superfoods in Strive’s Buck Naked Greens:
- Supports important cognitive functions in aging adults, like memory and focus
- Enhances optimal metabolism of NAD+
- Helps maintain balanced levels of neurotransmitters in the brain
- Promotes a healthy level of homocysteine in the blood, which supports cognitive and cardiovascular health
Reduce Chronic Inflammation with What You Eat: By consuming superfoods that help reduce inflammation in your entire body, (over two dozen of the superfoods in Strive’s blends help reduce inflammation) you also promote increases in the NAD+ levels in your body.
Research shows that chronic inflammation impairs the synthesis of NAD+ and significantly reduces the levels of NAD+ in your body. Your diet is the greatest potential contributor to inflammation in your body, and this is why Strive Superfoods encourages an evolution-focused diet while providing superfood blends that support nutrition completion with dozens of superfoods in those blends known to reduce chronic inflammation.
Optimize Your Circadian Rhythm: Strive’s blends, from the MoJo Risin’ in the morning to Buck Naked Greens anytime of day to Mellow Moon Mylk at night, are all focused on supporting and maintaining an optimum circadian rhythm, your daily sleep and wake cycle.
Research has shown that your circadian rhythm regulates the synthesis of NAD+ and directly affects the NAD+ levels in your body.
Strive Superfoods blend, Mellow Moon Mylk is formulated with chamomile and bacopa monneiri, both substances known to promote NAD+ levels and to help with getting deep sleep for recovery. Mellow Moon Mylk is also supported with Reseveratrol-rich ingredients like Maqui Berries, which also supports NAD+ levels, as well as all other ingredients in Mellow Moon Mylk to promote deep restful sleep and reduce the effects of chronic inflammation.
Using Mellow Moon Mylk is an effective way to help optimize your circadian rhythm to support NAD+ levels in your body.