NAD+ stands for Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide. It's a natural molecule found in every single cell in your body.
It has two functions:
1. Chief energy metabolist: We depend on NAD+ to convert the nutrients in our food into cellular energy
2.Cellular conductor: NAD+ is a molecule that switches repair and maintenance processes on and off. More NAD+, more repair. Less NAD+, less repair.
In fact, if all the NAD+ were to leave your body at once, you’d be gone in about 30 seconds.
HOW NAD+ WORKS
As our cells use NAD+ it is converted into a waste product called nicotinamide, which is then recycled back into fresh NAD+ by the cell. When this recycling process works with youthful efficiency it makes all of the NAD+ our cells need to stay healthy. Older cells do not have the recycling capacity they once did, so over time our levels of NAD+ decrease as cells struggle to recycle nicotinamide back into NAD+. To elevate cellular NAD+ to levels high enough to re-start natural self-repair it is critical to restore the efficiency of our cells to produce and recycle their own NAD+.