No matter how much we try and fight it, aging is inevitable. Eventually, you will start to find yourself having less energy and being unable to do things that you used to do. You are beginning to find new changes throughout your body and it seems as if there is no way to control this natural process. We are all looking for ways to look and feel as young as possible and at Integrative Cardiology Center Of Long Island, a functional medicine doctor in Nassau County, our supplements and programs can help. One supplement called Niagen has a wide variety of known benefits including improving overall vitality.
What is Niagen?
Niagen, otherwise known as Nicotinamide Ribosome (NR), is a form of vitamin B3. Our body uses NR to convert into Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD+) which is essential for energy production. NAD allows our cells the ability to convert food into energy in addition to acting as a communicator between the cell nucleus and the mitochondria, the energy producer in the cell. When levels of NAD are low, our cells are unable to work to the best of their ability. It also will make our cells not able to produce the energy that is needed to maintain our health as we age.
How does it benefit your body?
Niagen benefits our body in many ways, for example:
- Increase energy
- Maintain healthy cholesterol levels
- Increase metabolism
- Support liver function
- Recover your muscles after workouts
Who should take it?
NAD levels are highest at birth and naturally decrease as we age. Between the ages of 40-60, we already lost about 50% of our NAD levels due to habits in our daily routines such as drinking too much, eating too much, staying in the sun for too long, or not sleeping well. Therefore, those who are beginning to experience signs of aging and energy loss should reach out to a functional medical doctor in Nassau County to find out more about taking Niagen to increase their energy.
At Integrated Cardiology Center Of Long Island, a functional medical doctor in Nassau County will help combine functional medicine with traditional approaches in order to give help our patients reach the highest levels of energy.
If you are interested in learning more about Niagen or other anti-aging treatments, book an appointment with us here.