NR study published in Science shows promise for the vitamin B3 derivative

It looks like more good news for all you thirty-nine people out there who have taken the plunge and tried the supplement NR, a vitamin B3 derivative that can safely be taken in higher doses whereas common vitamin B3 at high doses can cause liver damage.

Science Daily reported “Vitamin stops the aging process of organs” in the headline and explained that “Nicotinamide riboside rejuvenates stem cells, allowing better regeneration processes in aged mice.” While the title seems like hype, at least muscles in elderly mice over 2 years old were shown to be stronger when given NR and lived longer as well.

Here is the Science article entitled “NAD+ repletion improves mitochondrial and stem cell function and enhances life span in mice”

Human trial results conducted at three major universities in the U.S. and Denmark should be out in publications later this year.

NR at 250 mg is also part of the now one year old start up supplement vendor that was founded by M.I.T. biologist and longevity researcher Leonard Guarente, who has said in an interview that he doesn’t want to wait 15 years for a pharmaceutical version. (from 2:30) The other part of Basis is 50 mg of pterostilbene that is found in blueberries and grapes, both of which can be bought separately from other vendors.

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