What is Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide, (NAD), and why is it good for me? Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide, or NAD, is a chemical compound that is found in virtually every cell of the body. It is essential to the creation of energy in the body and the regulation of pivotal cellular processes. Here’s why it’s so important, how it was discovered, and how you can get more of it.
NAD and our Body
NAD is derived from Nicotinamide Riboside (NR). Nicotinamide Riboside is a member of the vitamin B3 family. It is found in small amounts of fruits, vegetables, meat, and milk. The levels of NAD in our body determine the speed of our aging process. In younger cells and tissues, the levels of NAD are higher. As a result, younger people tend to have better physical activity, cognitive function, and potential for cell repair and regeneration. As we grow, the levels of NAD in our bodies start to decline.
Some foods that have been shown to boost NAD Levels
Fish – here’s another reason for you to enjoy fish! some varieties of fish like tuna, salmon, and sardines are rich sources of NAD for the body. Try a Solé SoupS Fresh-Made Side Salad with fish like our traditional Tuna-Salad!
Mushrooms – many people like mushrooms and use them as a regular food item in their diet. But did you know that mushrooms, especially the Crimini mushrooms, also help in naturally boosting NAD levels? So, enjoy Solé SoupS Fresh-Frozen Mushroom Premium, Gourmet Soup!
Yeast and green vegetables – yeast is an ingredient that is used for making bread and other bakery products. Yeast contains Riboside Nicotinamide (RN), which is a precursor of NAD. Green vegetables also contain NAD and other nutrients which can be beneficial in a variety of ways. Enjoy Solé SoupS’ Fresh-Baked Savory Focaccia Bread with our Solé SoupS Green Detox today.
Now that you know what nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, (NAD), is and why it’s good for you it’s just another reason to stop by and pick up some Solé SoupS, appetizers, and fresh frozen entrees. If you’re not juicing, you should be souping.