The other week, I got invited to go to a media breakfast to talk about my cellular health. If I can be completely transparent with you, I thought they wanted to talk to me about my addiction to my cell phone. But oddly enough, that was not the case.
According to research, the cells in our body are the building blocks of our lives and can help wholly determined not only our quality of health, but also our aging properties.
It seems serious, but I wondered: why was nobody talking about it? It was even named one of the 2019 health trends, yet I still had no idea what it was.
All too often when we’re reading about health trends, so often they focus on expensive ways to take care of our skin, like anti-aging skin creams, oils, and serums. This is why Dr. Charles Brenner, of the Roy J. Carver Chair of Biochemistry at the University of Iowa discovered a link between NR and a co-enzyme called NAD+.
What many don’t know, but what Dr. Brenner discovered was that NAD+ was a coenzyme that is necessary for all living cells, and gives people the energy to function.
In short, in order to carry out our day-to-day tasks, we need healthy cells because that means we have a healthy body and strong health organs.
As Dr. Brenner continued his research, he found out that people between the ages of 40 and 60 lack the co-enzyme called NAD+, and thus he developed a product called TRU NIAGEN™ to help support cellular health.
Why would someone take something like this?
When I spoke to Alyssa Dweck, MS MD FACOG, OB/GYN in Westchester County, NY, co-author of The Complete A to Z For Your V, via e-mail she explained, “TRU NIAGEN™ has been shown to maintain NAD in blood and helps with cellular energy metabolism,” noting that as we age muscle mass and function declines and this starts within our cells.
The supplement is quick and easy to take orally, daily. It’s also handy for people who are just starting to understand and have a sense of what exactly their cellular health is.
According to Dweck, supplementing with Tru Niagen™ can help someone between the ages of 40 and 60 who is worried about declining NAD levels.
If you, like me, were thinking, “But wait a minute, I’m not that old” Dr. Dweck tells me that no matter your age, cellular health matters. She admits that people, regardless of their age, will let stress and anxiety take a toll on cellular health and suggests, “it’s never too early to start working on your cellular health.”
Don’t feel comfortable taking a supplement but want to work on your cellular health? Well, you still can. There are lots of different prevention and interventional strategies for your cellular health, that you can incorporate into your day-to-day life.
The first thing is a lifestyle change, which includes changes to one’s diet, making sure to incorporate regular exercise like walking, hydrate your body as much as the body (the suggested amount is 6-7 liters of fluid a day) and of course, lots of sleep.
So the next time you’re thinking of heading out to Sephora to spend $100 on face cream, why not look into supplements for your skin and body’s cellular health. You’ll thank us later.
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