Does NMN Play a Key Role in Metabolism?

Metabolism is the biochemical process where nutrients are combined with oxygen to release the energy needed for the body to function. It is a term describing the chemical reactions involved in cell maintenance of organisms. It works in two categories namely Catabolism and Anabolism. 

  • Catabolism - the breakdown of molecules to obtain energy
  • Anabolism - the synthesis of all compounds needed by the cells

Pathways and Enzymes. The chemical reactions in the metabolic process are organized into metabolic pathways. This is where a chemical is transformed through a series of steps into another of the kind. Enzymes are also present and their role is to assist in the metabolic processes by facilitating reactions and serving as catalysts for the reactions to occur, responding to signals between cells and regulating the pathways. 

RMR or resting metabolic rate is the term used to indicate the number of calories that your body burns for the important body functions to be working well (heart rate, breathing, brain function). 

Vital Components of Metabolism

Metabolism is closely linked to these significant components:

  • Nutrition and energy -  metabolic pathways rely upon nutrients that they breakdown in order to produce energy
  • Carbohydrates - Foods supply carbohydrates in three forms (starch, sugar, and cellulose (fiber) which are sources of energy.
  • Proteins - Vital in many ways such as tissue building, cell structure, cell function, hemoglobin formation, supplying nitrogen for DNA and RNA genetic material, and energy production.
  • Fat - concentrated sources of energy, which do twice as much energy as either carbohydrates or protein on a weight basis.
  • Minerals and vitamins - body regulators that play an important role in metabolic pathways of the body.
  • NMN+: A Silver Bullet in Metabolism

    According to this research on NMN, the substance has clinically proven various health benefits after a 12-month-long NMN administration to regular chow-fed wild-type mice during their normal aging, which includes metabolism. NMN alleviates psychological decline, suppresses age-associated body weight gain, enhances energy metabolism, improves insulin sensitivity, improves eye function and other features with no toxicity, prevents age-associated gene expression changes in a tissue-specific manner, and is an effective anti-aging intervention that could be translated to humans. 

    In addition, it has prevented age-associated gene expression changes in key metabolic organs and enhanced mitochondrial oxidative metabolism and mitonuclear protein imbalance in skeletal muscle.

    Source: Long-Term Administration of Nicotinamide Mononucleotide Mitigates Age-Associated Physiological Decline in Mice

    More studies also suggest that NMN serves as a form of exercise (which is known to beneficially impact metabolism) by mimicking its effects. In a 2017 study, NMN supplementation had similar beneficial effects to nine weeks of exercise in a mouse model of maternal obesity. In another 2019 study, results come similar to the previous study as supplementing of NR and NMN is a promising strategy against obesity.

    It is also a precursor of NAD+, which tends to decline with aging thus supplementation support is needed for the body to maintain a good NAD+ level. These effects of NMN highlight the preventive and therapeutic potential of NAD+ intermediates as effective anti-aging interventions in humans.

    How to maintain good NAD+ levels

    NAD+ decreases while you age, but there are simple ways on how to maintain it on a good level. Experts recommend regular exercise, healthy fasting, having a nad booster menu (milk, fish, mushroom, yeast, green veggies, chicken, and whole grains), and supplements for maximum health improvement. S-CELL health also offers two health supplements that contain the two important elements discussed in this article - NMN and NAD. Our NMN Cell Revival is our powerful anti-aging and joint relief supplement, while NAD Revival focuses on anti-aging and cellular energy production. Shop them online today!