Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide - a coenzyme central to metabolism
Found in all living cells as an essential element of the biological processes that make life possible.
NAD is called a dinucleotide because it consists of two nucleotides joined through their phosphate groups. One nucleotide contains an adenine nucleobase and the other nicotinamide.
- helping turn nutrients into energy – a key player in metabolism
- a supporting molecule for proteins that regulate other biological activities
- responsible for regulating oxidative stress and circadian rhythms
- maintains the health of the DNA