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Stay fit with NMN supplements, above and beyond regular exercise

14-Jul-2021

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Nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) and exercise may work together for even greater effects.

Exercise increases NAMPT, potentially allowing more NMN in the body to be converted to NAD+.

Researchers conducted the first clinical trial studying the combined effects of NMN and exercise in humans.

Subjects (men, 40; women, 8) were Chinese, young or middle-aged, healthy, and regular but amateur runners.

For six weeks, they took either a placebo or 150 mg, 300 mg, or 600 mg of powdered NMN twice per day.

Exercised 5-6 sessions per week, with 2 sessions of cycling and 3-4 of running. Each session lasted between 40-60 minutes.

No significant differences in weight loss and body composition.

A dose-dependent improvement of fitness at more moderate effort of the first ventilatory threshold, attributed to ​increased utilization of O2 by skeletal muscle.

An improvement in cardiac function is another typical cause.

Study by Guangzhou University published in JISSN.

Exercise & NMN have synergistic effect in boosting aerobic fitness, but long-term effects unknown

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Renowned educational institution in Guangzhou

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Peer-reviewed journal focusing on sports nutrition, supplementation, exercise metabolism, and/or scientific policies