The Science Behind NAD+

The Science Behind NAD+

NAD+ is so important that without it life would cease to exist

As we age NAD+ levels fall and this plays an important role in the progression of aging and age-related diseases

All about NAD+

  • Discovered by Nobel Prize-winning British biochemists in 1906, NAD+ is a crucial coenzyme found in all living cells
  • NAD+ is essential to several important processes in our body
  • NAD is required for energy production. It is a key player in metabolism and helps turn nutrients into energy. Without NAD+ we cannot make energy
  • Availability of NAD promotes DNA repair, while NAD decline is associated with accumulation of DNA damage
  • It is a required helper molecule for proteins that regulate other cellular functions

– Professor David Sinclair, PhD AO, Harvard Medical School
(Please note that David Sinclair has no affiliation with QALYTUDE)

We need NAD+ to survive but as we get older NAD+ levels drop

The good news is that when NAD+ is boosted back up in model organisms, the results are profound

– Shin-ichiro Imai, MD, PhD
Professor of Developmental Biology and Medicine, Washington University Supervising Editor, Aging C

Why NAD+ patches are better more effective than NR or NMN?

Currently there are thousands of people all across the world taking oral supplements such as NR (nicotinamide riboside) and NMN (nicotinamide mononucleotide) to try to raise their NAD+ back up to youthful levels, and human clinical trials are ongoing. But transdermal patches may be a much more effective way of boosting your NAD+ as they allow the delivery to bypass your stomach and liver and enter your bloodstream. Preliminary data shows that NAD+ delivered using a special iontophoresis patch (available only by prescription) can increase NAD+ levels by 5 times.

If you are interested in a prescription product, Qalytude will assist in setting up a visit for you with an independent physician who will evaluate whether or not you are an appropriate candidate for the prescription product and if appropriate, may write you a prescription for the product which you can fill at the pharmacy of your choice.