Common name: Nicotinamide Riboside Chloride
Niagen, Nicotinamide Riboside (chloride salt form), 3-(Aminocarbonyl)-1-β-D-ribofuranosyl-pyridinium chloride (1 :1)
CAS NO.: 23111-00-4
Molecular Formula: C11H15N2O5Cl
Molecular Weight: 290.70
Specification: 25%, 40%, 98%
Test method: HPLC
Appearance：off-white powder to white powder
Loss on drying <3.0%
Total heavy metals: <10ppm
Total plate count <1000cfu/g
Storage: Store in cool and dry place and keep away from strong direct light and heat
Shelf Life: One year when properly stored
What is Nicotinamide riboside?
Nicotinamide riboside is naturally produced in our bodies. It’s a chemical compound which acts as a precursor to vitamin B3. In chemistry terms, it’s a pyridine-nucleoside. For a long time, nobody really knew about nicotinamide riboside. Over the past year, a number of studies have been performed on nicotinamide riboside, radically changing the way we feel about this chemical compound.
Health Benefits of Nicotinamide riboside
Nicotinamide Riboside Anti Aging
Synthetizes NAD+ to promote anti-aging processes. NAD+ is nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide. NAD+ isn’t quite as new as nicotinamide riboside (NR), but it has been linked to similar benefits.
Scientists have long used NAD+ as a powerful anti-aging tool. While trying to find a cure for aging, scientists increased the levels of NAD+ within the mitochondria. The mitochondria responded by increasing their performance and energy, which effectively neutralizes the effects of aging.
Delay disease progression
This benefit is extremely exciting. Researchers recently published a report in EMBO Molecular Medicine which showed that NR supplementation delayed disease progression in mice during testing.
Specifically, nicotinamide riboside “effectively delayed early- and late-stage disease progression, by robustly inducing mitochondrial biogenesis in skeletal muscle and brown adipose tissue, preventing mitochondrial ultrastructure abnormalities and [mitochondrial DNA] deletion formation.”
Researchers went on to state that “NR further stimulated mitochondrial unfolded protein response, suggesting its protective role in mitochondrial disease.”
Promotes Mitochondrial Biogenesis To Turn Back The Effects Of Aging
One recent nicotinamide riboside study concluded that taking nicotinamide riboside as an oral supplement, “resulted in a remarkable induction of mitochondrial biogenesis and oxidative metabolism, with an increase in mitochondrial mass.”
Once you skip past all the science-y stuff, what does that actually mean? Well, mitochondria is directly linked to aging. As our bodies age, our mitochondrial production – and functionality – declines. This leads to a wide range of degenerative diseases and ultimately makes us look and feel older.
By promoting mitochondrial biogenesis, nicotinamide riboside may be able to “kickstart” the body’s anti-aging processes in a way that no other chemical compound can. That means you look, feel, and think younger.