This post is sponsored by ChromaDex, the makers of TRU NIAGEN®, but all opinions expressed within are my own. I have been using TRU NIAGEN for over 60 days now and based on my results, I will be continuing to take it.
Let’s talk about Vitamin B3. It is typically referred to as ‘niacin’ within the medical community, and it naturally occurs in a few forms including the two most commons forms niacinamide and nicotinic acid. It is part of the B complex with seven other B vitamins you may know and use, such as Vitamin B1 (thiamine), Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Vitamin B7 (biotin), and B9 (folic acid).
Vitamin B3 is important because it supports healthy cellular metabolism and cellular energy production. Both of which help power our bodies’ essential functions and contribute to overall health. Unless you’ve dealt with high cholesterol or a rare B3 deficiency, B3 may not be on your radar. But a new form of B3 has much of the science community excited, and now we regular folks can get in on the phenomenal benefits.
I am really excited because I just learned that an integrated, science-based nutraceutical company based in Irvine, California named ChromaDex has released a Vitamin B supplement that is different from any other one out there. The supplement, called Tru Niagen, contains the sole active ingredient NIAGEN® (nicotinamide riboside), which is a unique form of vitamin B3. It has been clinically proven to increase a person’s NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) levels – I promise that was the last of these crazy long names.
Without getting too technical, it is important to know that NAD plays a crucial role in generating cellular energy. All of our bodies’ cells use NAD to produce energy, including cells that perform cellular respiration. This process is how our bodies turn the nutrients from the food we eat into energy we can use to do anything from digest lunch to go on an afternoon jog.
However, we lose up to 50% of our NAD levels between the ages of 40 and 60. At the same time, our cells also become less efficient at producing energy, making it harder for our cells and bodies to get the energy they need to function at their best. Increasing our NAD levels can, therefore, help us age in a healthier way.
When you think about it, every single cell in our body uses NAD whenever we do anything that requires energy. We use NAD anytime we drink, eat, sleep, and even breathe. In addition to the decline in NAD that occurs with age, various stressors like consuming too much alcohol or too many calories, also reduce NAD levels. Tru Niagen replenishes NAD levels, helping cells work more efficiently, even as we age.
NAD is also involved in regulating circadian rhythms, which are the physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a daily cycle, including sleep. Since my circadian rhythms are often thrown for a loop when I travel – due to a time change or even just the stress of traveling – I plan to start taking Tru Niagen with me on trips. I want to give my cells their best chance at staying on schedule and recommend my clients who often travel do the same.
I also recommend the supplement to any of my clients who feel like their energy levels are low or to anyone 40 years of age or older.