How To Boost NAD, The Coenzyme of Life: Charles Brenner #491
By: Dave Asprey
This episode of Bulletproof Radio is all about living longer, better with the help of NAD (the coenzyme of life).
Like Dave Asprey, Dr. Charles Brenner is someone who has really dug deep into what’s going on in our mitochondria and is a total badass on all things related to cellular health.
Charles is an expert on NAD and NADH and co-discovered something called Nicotinamide Riboside, which is one of the few compounds out there that can boost NAD in your body. And that is important if you are interested in aging better.
If you can get your NAD levels up via any pathway possible – whether it is from exercise, eating the right things, or taking supplements – it is absolutely worth your time and attention if you are interested in living a more capable life for a longer period of time.
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- “We want to square the curve so that people are living more capable lives for a longer period of time, and are aging better, essentially. I think that NR has a definite role in that.”
- “Right now, NR is out there to promote wellness, but the great thing about it is that it’s safe. It’s a natural-to-nature identical product.”
- “We have evidence that keeping one’s NAD up with NR protects us against some of the inevitable stresses of life.”
- “There are actually four different coenzymes; NAD+, NADH, NADP, sometimes that’s a plus, and NADPH. These coenzymes are essentially required for all the metabolic transformations that occur in every cell in every tissue. You wouldn’t live without them. There is no life without them.”
- “Alcohol is metabolized in the liver in two successive steps. The NAD goes from NAD+ to NADH. You need the NAD in the plus form in order to burn fuels. The end result of excessive alcohol intoxication, excessive alcohol metabolism is essentially alcoholic fatty liver because we’re not burning those fuels in generating ATP. Instead, we’re storing the fuel as lipid droplets, hepatic steatosis.”
- “I would say that at the so-called recommended dose, which most people take it in the morning, is like an antivirus software that’s running. It’s running in the background.
- If you didn’t get a cold this winter or a bunch of your friends got colds, if you just experience less time zone disruption than your work partner or travel mate, that’s kind of your effect. You are a bit more resilient.”
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