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I congratulated myself when I started moving my body more – especially away from the refrigerator – during our stressful time. It’s tough to discipline myself while I’m confined at home, but I don’t want to wind up unhealthy when this is all over. Besides, consistent exercise and healthy eating do make me feel emotionally and physically better than laying around and snacking all day!
Unfortunately, even if I’m working hard to keep my energy up when my nerves are constantly on edge, it’s not enough. Decreased cellular energy production is a natural byproduct of aging itself, with many of our lifestyle choices adding insult to injury.
Over time, alcohol consumption, overeating, and a sedentary lifestyle are among the “stressors” that can play havoc with our “cellular metabolism.” If you were as poor a biology student as I, you’ll want to know that “cellular metabolism” encompasses all the biochemical reactions inside living organisms that keep us alive—and healthy!
Now we’re confronted with an unexpected stress in our lives, which complicates matters even more.
Scientists have learned this critical fact about aging: It significantly reduces the level of the most important molecule in every single cell of our bodies, called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD). We all absolutely need NAD, they discovered, because it allows our cells to convert the fats, proteins and carbohydrates we eat into the energy we need to stay in shape. It also helps activate longevity genes, which control cellular aging, as well as all those chemical and biological processes that help us stay fit and healthy.
Even if we do cardio and weight-bearing exercises all week, consume a diet of nutritious whole foods, get adequate sleep, and stay away from smoking and drinking, the unavoidable stresses of life will cause our NAD levels to decline. But a brilliant scientist has discovered that nicotinamide riboside (NR), a natural nutrient found in small amounts in milk, may actually help our cells replenish their NAD and support energy production in the cells.
So, it makes complete sense that taking a supplement with a nature-identical form of NR will help increase our bodies’ NAD levels, and help maintain our vitality. ESPECIALLY NOW!
Dr. Charles Brenner, the Stanford-educated PhD who discovered the connection between NR and NAD, is the Chief Scientific Advisor behind TRU NIAGEN®, the only NR supplement that we can buy directly from ChromaDex, the worldwide patent-holder and innovator behind it. When the scientific community first looked at Dr. Brenner’s research, I was excited to see that he had discovered something which research suggests has the potential to help us maintain our cellular health as we age.
I started taking TRU NIAGEN® every morning long before my life was severely interrupted. I feel as though it has given me overall feelings of wellbeing and consistent energy. A single serving every day produces clinically significant increases in NAD levels, supporting my desire to continue aging the best I can, even during my confinement.
I have also started an exercise program at home and am trying my best to avoid eating unhealthy snacks all day long.