Mitochondria play an essential role in aging. By studying aging pathways, scientists have recognized that maintaining efficient mitochondria is a fundamental approach to staying young. In animal studies, the mitochondrial enzyme nicotinamide riboside, when provided as a supplement, protected the animals against age- or noise-induced hearing loss. Other studies have explored how NAD supplementation affects global mitochondrial function and DNA damage. In this clip, Dr. Eric Verdin discusses several ways in which NAD+ supplementation can benefit mitochondrial health and play a protective role against aging.
This clip was taken from the FoundMyFitness interview with Dr. Eric Verdin found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qOQGBVedAQ
Original episode published on December 13, 2017