Many clinics in Bali are claiming to do NAD+ infusions. However, after further research, it has been discovered that they are supplying patients with either NAD or NMN. There is a BIG difference.
The purpose of this is to educate you as a patient on the difference. While there are benefits to NMN and NAD, the + sign at the end of NDA+ is the difference between the benefits in research and outcomes.
NMN stands for nicotinamide mononucleotide, a molecule naturally occurring in all life forms. At the molecular level, it is a ribonucleotide, which is a basic structural unit of nucleic acid RNA. Structurally, the molecule is composed of a nicotinamide group, a ribose, and a phosphate group (Figure 1). NMN is the direct precursor of the essential molecule nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) and is considered a key component to increase NAD+ levels in cells.
What is Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD+)?
NAD+ is an essential coenzyme required for life and cellular functions. Enzymes are catalysts that make biochemical reactions possible. Coenzymes are ‘helper’ molecules that enzymes need in order to function.
What Does NAD+ Do?
NAD+ is the most abundant molecule in the body besides water, and without it, an organism would die. NAD+ is used by many proteins throughout the body, such as the sirtuins, which repair damaged DNA. It is also important for mitochondria, which are the powerhouses of the cell and generate the chemical energy that our bodies use.