Introduction: What is NAD+?
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) is a coenzyme that consists of adenine and nicotinamide, it is found in all living cells.
NAD exists in two forms: NAD+ and NADH respectively. NADH contains 2 more electrons than NAD+.
Genetic variations in the genes that interact with NAD can influence how we process this essential molecule. Go to SelfDecode to learn how you can have your own genetic makeup analyzed for NAD-related factors.
NAD+ has many important roles for health, including stimulating anti-aging activities of Sirtuins and the DNA damage repair enzymes.
High NAD+ is necessary for healthy metabolism and mitochondria. In addition, low NAD+ can contribute to fatigue and several diseases.