Yes, it does! NMN has been proven to have anti-ageing effects on animal models, showing promising results in reversing age-related diseases while increasing lifespan and healthspan. Clinical trials are also starting to show promising results on human health. NMN targets the signs of ageing by increasing NAD+ levels at the cellular level.
NMN as a precursor of NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) has been shown to boost levels of this essential molecule with crucial roles in over 400 metabolic reactions. Age-related NAD+ level reductions have been linked to a many age-related human diseases, and some studies provide evidence that increasing NAD+ relieves or even reverse these conditions. There are several factors thought to underly the aging process, a lack of cellular energy being and genetic instability resulting from DNA damage are two of them. NAD+ mediates the production of the energy our cells need to function and survive, fueling key enzymes in repairing DNA damage. So, NAD+ plays a key role in activating enzymes that maintain DNA integrity, thus promoting genetic stability. Given its central role in these cellular processes, the potential benefits of boosting NAD+ with NMN extend to nearly all body systems, i.e. skin, brain and other organs.
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