Frequently Asked Questions
What is NADH?
NADH (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide + Hydrogen) is a coenzyme of Vitamin B3 (Niacin) in its reduced form. It occurs naturally in every single cell of the body and plays a part in the cellular metabolism and respiration processes that generate energy. NADH is a strong reducing agent for redox reactions, assisting in the transfer of electrons to the mitochondria of the cells so they can produce ATP – the chemical that captures, stores, and transfers energy within all cells of our bodies.
Since so much of the energy your body produces is used by the brain, much of the time signs of any energy deficiency we experience are first realised in the brain, with symptoms such as brain/mental fog, inability to concentrate, and cognitive decline. This is why people like to use use NADH to help bolster ATP energy production within their cells, to help with mental clarity, concentration, memory and general alertness and performance. NADH is also a cofactor of more than 1000 enzymes in our bodies, helping facilitate the production of healthy brain hormones such as dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin.