Thorne Niacel - Nicotinamide Riboside
NiaCel (125 mg) is NSF Certified for Sport®. The body makes its energy from ATP that is produced by cell mitochondria through reactions in the citric acid (or Krebs) cycle and the electron transport chain. A key component in both processes is nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+). That's where nicotinamide riboside (NR) comes in. Research has demonstrated that NR, the active ingredient in NiaCel, is a direct precursor to NAD+.
Adequate amounts of NAD+ improves mitochondrial energetics in the heart and elsewhere and boosts production of energy-creating ATP, which provides support for endurance athletes and fatigued individuals.* In addition, NR supports NAD+ as a critical substrate for the sirtuin enzymes, which play key roles in healthy aging, cognitive function, weight management, metabolic syndrome, and lipid metabolism in the liver.*