NAD pathway


The NAD pathway involves a key molecule called NAD (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide), present in all our cells from birth until death. The levels of NAD tend to decrease as we age. There's ongoing research and debate regarding whether boosting NAD levels might extend lifespan. NAD is crucial in metabolic processes, particularly in the conversion of ethanol to acetaldehyde, a process that illustrates its broader role in cellular metabolic pathways 1.

Furthermore, there are different strategies for increasing NAD levels, including NAD infusions and supplements like NR (Nicotinamide Riboside) and NMN (Nicotinamide Mononucleotide). The effectiveness, economic factors, and other lifestyle factors like diet and exercise are critical to consider when looking at these supplements as part of a broader health and longevity strategy 2.

Alcohol's damaging effects

Andrew explains how alcohol affects the cells and tissues of the body, how it is both water-soluble and fat-soluble, and how it can pass into all the cells and tissues of the body. He also discusses the three main types of alcohol and how only one of them, ethyl alcohol or ethanol, is fit for human consumption.

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What Alcohol Does to Your Body, Brain & Health | Huberman Lab Podcast #86