Activated vitamins are in a form that is readily available to be utilised by the body as a substrate in biochemical reactions immediately following ingestion. This means that they do not have to be broken down and manufactured by the body into a usable form as is the case with the inactive vitamins. This is beneficial if there is a problem with the process of digestion or if some enzymatic functions are lacking in some way.
Activated vitamins are important co-factors in many body processes and they are also great for kids or older patients.
NADH is a coenzyme involved in the manufacture of energy in the Krebs or citric acid cycle. Niacin (nicotinic acid) is converted to nicotinamide (niacinamide), which is converted in the body to NAD. When NAD+ picks up 2 hydrogen electrons it makes NADH.
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Action of Product:
- Energy Production: NADH stimulates ATP or energy production.
- Brain Health: NADH plays a crucial role in brain function, aiding in mental clarity, improves memory, focus, and cognitive performance. Factors increasing demand are mental health conditions such as schizophrenia and depression.
- Cardiovascular Health: NADH helps support optimal blood flow and circulation, lowers blood cholesterol.
- Cancer: reduces non melanoma skin cancers, normalises cancer cell energetics.
- Hormones: NADH is intimately involved in reproductive hormone synthesis.
- NADH is used in production of cartilage and can help with joint pain.
- Methylation: Required for some reactions in the methylation pathway which includes liver detox, manufacture of neurotransmitters and hormones and production of nitric acid.
- Detoxification Support: NADH assists in cellular detoxification, promoting the removal of harmful substances from the body.
- Immune System Support: NADH enhances the body's natural immune defence mechanisms.
- Cellular Function: NADH supports the optimal functioning of cells and has anti-aging benefits.
Characteristics of NADH deficiency: dermatitis and butterfly rash on the face, loss of hearing, Parkinson’s symptoms
Storage (if applicable):
Store at room temperature below 25o C. Refrigerate after opening. Consume within 3 months of opening.
Purified Water, NADH.
Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, nut free, preservative free, dairy free, alcohol free, without binders, fillers and flowing agents.
250 ml, 500 ml, 500ml 02/24 Expiry (end of month)
For extemporaneous dispensing in a clinical setting as directed by a health care practitioner. Due to the high bioavailability of the product, the dosages are more conservative than non-activated supplements.
Adult: 1.5mg = 1 serving = 15 drops, 91 servings per 100ml
Children (6-12yrs): 1mg= 1 serving = 10 drops
Children (2-6yrs): 500mcg = 1 serving = 5 drops
Children (0-2yrs): 300mcg = 1 serving = 3 drops
Empty 50ml, 25ml and 15ml dropper bottles can be purchased from PHS.
|Cautions/Contraindications (if applicable)
Vitamin B3, also known as niacin or niacinamide, and NADH (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) are generally considered safe when taken within recommended doses. However, there are a few cautions and contraindications to be aware of:
Allergic Reactions: Some individuals may experience allergic reactions to niacin or niacinamide. If you have a known allergy to these substances, it is important to avoid their use.
Liver Conditions: Niacin, particularly in high doses, may have an impact on liver function. Individuals with liver disease or liver damage should use niacin supplements with caution and under the guidance of a healthcare provider.
Diabetes: Niacin can affect blood sugar levels. Individuals with diabetes should monitor their blood glucose closely when taking niacin supplements, as it may require adjustments to diabetes medications.
Peptic Ulcers: Niacin can cause stomach irritation and may worsen symptoms of peptic ulcers. It is advisable to use niacin supplements with caution or under the guidance of a healthcare professional if you have a history of peptic ulcers or other gastrointestinal conditions.
Interactions with Medications: Niacin and NADH may interact with certain medications, including cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins), blood pressure medications, and diabetes medications. It is essential to consult with a healthcare professional or pharmacist before starting niacin or NADH supplementation if you are taking any prescription medications.