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Ways To Naturally Increase Your NAD+ Levels

15th February 2021

Ways To Naturally Increase Your NAD+ Levels

NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) naturally exists in all our living cells. It is a molecule that is responsible for managing our energy levels and has a big part to play in our ageing process. But it also has numerous therapeutic benefits that can help with weight loss, skin and hair health, sleep, and stress and anxiety.

Boosting our levels of NAD+ can make us look and feel younger, more energised and generally just feel like the very best version of ourselves. Here are some of the safest and easiest ways to increase your NAD+ levels.

Try fasting

Fasting is something that has been practiced for thousands of years across the world but only relatively recently has it been something that Western culture has started to take an interest in. But fasting can be so beneficial to both the body and mind if done correctly and actually, it’s a great way of indirectly boosting the body’s NAD+ levels. Fasting has been shown to increase the levels of NAD+ and sirtuins; the proteins which have been found to slow the ageing process.

Exercise

We all know regular exercise is key to a healthy life but exercise is actually one of the easiest and most cost-effective methods for boosting NAD+ levels. This is because exercise forces our muscles to produce more mitochondria as we use energy to fuel our workout. This increased mitochondrial productions results in a natural lift in NAD+ levels.

Limit sun exposure

Whilst it’s important that we get some sun exposure to help with our vitamin D levels  (admittedly something that is difficult for most of the year in the UK) research has shown that too much direct sunlight exposure can deplete the body of NAD+ levels. This is because our body uses NAD+ to repair cells which get damaged as a result of direct UV ray exposure from the sunlight. 

Eat certain foods

There are certain foods which can boost NAD+ levels in the body. These include cow’s milk, fish, mushrooms, yeast, green vegetables and whole grains.

Cut down on alcohol

NAD+ is responsible for maintaining the overall metabolic processes of the body which alcohol consumption can disrupt. Long-term alcohol consumption also reduces the efficacy of NAD+.

NAD+ supplements

NAD+ supplements are by far the easiest and most effective way of boosting NAD+ levels in the body. You can find NAD+ supplements that provide specific therapeutic benefits such as better sleep, improved memory or increased energy levels or if you really want to get those NAD+ levels up, opt for the highest potency NAD+ supplements – Optima Max.

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