Flash news, study posted on BioRxiv suggest boosting NAD+ may help the body defeat corona / covid-19 virus. In addition it suggests that it could lower the dangerous cytokine storm that overwhelms the patients lungs and can lead to death.
More specifically the study finds that hat boosting NAD+ through the nicotinamide and nicotinamide riboside kinase pathways may restore antiviral PARP functions that support innate immunity to SARS-CoV-2.
The reseachers write: “The data justify further analysis of how nutritional and therapeutic modulation of NAD status may potentially restrict viral infection by boosting innate immunity”
Another quote form the study says: ““Interestingly, in a small placebo-controlled clinical trial designed to address the oral safety and activity of Niagen NR in older men, it was discovered that 1 gram of NR per day depresses levels of IL-6, IL-5, IL-2 and tumor necrosis factor alpha (Elhassan et al., 2019), suggesting the possibility that Niagen and other NAD boosters may also be tested for safety, control of cytokine storm, and modulation of COVID-19 disease in patients.”
Please also read the comments of one of the paper authors on twitter here – click on tweet message to see the rest of the 10 message twitter chain.
For people like myself supplementing with NR (Niagen) for a long time these findings are not a huge surprise as flu’s feel less severe. In the post I did last week there are also links to studies indicating NAD+ helps immune strength.
Nicotinamide riboside is a proven NAD+ booster and available on the market in a stable and safe formulation (Niagen) and for sale, for example on Amazon or the TruNiagen website. If you decide to buy compare prices well, there are upto 25% or so differences.
Wish you a good health.