Running on Empty? Fuel Up with NADH (research article)

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  1. ProHealth

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    by Karen Lee Richards
    June 24, 2011

    Do you ever feel like a car that has run out of gas? If so, it may be time to add some NADH to your cellular tank. NADH is the fuel our cells need to produce energy and function properly. NADH, a reduced form of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, is a naturally occurring coenzyme formed from Niacin (vitamin B3) that plays an essential role in the energy production of every human cell – all 100 trillion of them.

    Studies suggest NADH may help:

    • Increase energy and reduce fatigue.

    • Support the immune system with powerful antioxidants and free-radical scavengers.

    • Improve memory, focus and mental clarity.

    • Support the creation of neurotransmitters, like serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine.

    • Enhance mood and emotional balance.

    How NADH Works

    In order to understand how NADH works, it is first necessary to understand mitochondria. Picture the mitochondria as little engines – or energy producers – within each cell of your body. It's the job of your mitochondria to supply energy to your cells in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). But exactly how does that happen?

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