Researchers have for the first time successfully tested a vitamin’s ability to help the internal organs of elderly mammals regenerate their cells.
Normal aging is accompanied by a noticeable increase in fatigue and loss of motivation. The tiredness we outwardly feel reflects inward impairment of cellular functions critical to sustaining life. NAD+ is the term used in the scientific literature to describe a cellular compound called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide.
A human study published in the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity showed that overweight, sedentary adults who were given a daily omega-3 fat supplement realized a lengthening of their telomeres and reduced blood markers of inflammation and free-radical damage compared to subjects given placebo.
Data published in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity indicated supplements of omega-3 fatty acids may improve the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids and that four months of supplementation with omega-3s were associated with longer telomeres in immune system cells.