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NAD+helps weight loss without dieting

April 24th, 2018

US scientists at the Department of Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado have discovered a natural dietary supplement that works to jump start chemical pathways in the body and help users to lose weight without strict dieting.

Known as Nicotinamide Riboside (NAD+), this all-natural supplement has been seen to have the same success as if you were to reduce food consumption by a third. The same changes activated in the body by dieting and fasting are seen in using NAD+, with the same health benefits including boosted immune response, disease protection, lowered blood pressure and antiaging.

A study on 24 people who took a daily dose of 1,000mg saw lowered blood pressure and slower metabolism as those who undertook calorie restriction.

Professor Doug Seals, a researcher in the Department of Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado has stated, that early testing indicated that Nicotinamide Riboside could also help decrease the risk of a heart attack by a quarter. It even showed potential benefits for sufferers of Alzheimer’s, although more research is required.


Christopher R. Martens, Blair A. Denman, Melissa R. Mazzo, Michael L. Armstrong, Nichole Reisdorph, Matthew B. McQueen, Michel Chonchol & Douglas R. Seals. Nature Communications 9, Article number: 1286 (2018) doi:10.1038/s41467-018-03421-7
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