Is NR NAD+
The simple answer is, NO.
You will find many company sell NR (Nicotinamide Riboside) as NAD+ the the truth is, it is only a precursor substance to NAD+. NR must make several transitions in the body, after taking it orally, to convert into NAD+. A lot of it is utilized by the body for other things and or flushed from your system before it can complete. The ratio of NR to NAD+ is quite low and that is why in the studies for anti aging a lot had to be taken.
What Biotrends sells is pure NAD+ which is a redox of NADH. NADH cannot be taken orally in quantities enough to have an effect in your body. Trying to causes extreme flushing and nausea. In addition, NADH is destroyed in the digestive track.
Why talk about NADH. NADH is able to penetrate your cell walls (enter the cells) where it is converted to NAD+. NAD+ is what is used by your cells for energy. Injesting NAD+ enters your blood stream and drops its Oxygen molecule turning it into NADH. The oxygen increase makes you feel alert, awake, refreshed and the NADH can then enter your cells for conversion back to NAD+.
How to use.
As NAD+ is a non-toxic supplement, there are no fixed doses or prescriptions.
Everyone’s body can utilize more or less based upon your bodies needs, age, condition…….
We suggest taking 1 capsule twice a day, morning and evening but not too close to bed time as it does release oxygen to the blood stream which can give an effect of alertness and energy.
If you feel you can handle more, you can try but we do suggest you not exceed 4 capsules per day.
If you feel too uncomfortable from taking 2 then you can try just one. You really need to see what fits you and your situation best.
After opening the canister, it is best to keep the NAD+ in the Fridge or Freezer but make sure the lid is snapped down tightly and keep the silicon pack inside as moisture is NAD+’s enemy.
Always pour the capsules out into the palm of your hand, do not reach inside the container and do not get any water or moisture inside.