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First human clinical trial for nicotinamide riboside


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Nicotinamide riboside (NR) is a form of Vitamin B3.

University of Iowa researchers have shown that the compound is safe for humans.

It increases levels of NAD+ that is critical for cellular energy production and protection against stress and DNA damage.

Levels of NAD+ diminish with age.

Previous mice studies have also shown it increases lifespan.

The study was published in the Nature Communications journal.

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Medical school of the University of Iowa.


Chair and Head of Biochemistry at University of Iowa.


An integrated global nutraceutical company devoted to improving the way people age.


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