Aging Gracefully? Why You Should Start From Your Cells Up

Holistic nutritionist Elissa Goodman is part of our wellness circle both because of her spot-on professional insights and because at 60 years young, having conquered two life-altering health conditions holistically, we trust her implicitly. We’re unpacking the benefits of the breakthrough science on this daily supplement with the wellness pro below in partnership with Tru Niagen®… 

Let’s talk about Vitamin B3. It is typically referred to as ‘niacin’ within the medical community, and it naturally occurs in a few forms including the two most common forms niacinamide and nicotinic acid. It is part of the B complex with seven other B vitamins you may know and use, such as Vitamin B1 (thiamine), Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Vitamin B7 (biotin), and B9 (folic acid).

Vitamin B3 is important because it supports healthy cellular metabolism and cellular energy production. Most importantly, it supports cellular defense. All of these characteristics help power our bodies’ essential functions and contribute to overall health. Unless you’ve dealt with high cholesterol or a rare B3 deficiency, B3 may not be on your radar. But a breakthrough form of B3 has much of the science community excited, and now we regular folks can get in on the phenomenal benefits.

An integrated, science-based nutraceutical company released a Vitamin B3 supplement to support health from the cellular level. The supplement, called Tru Niagen®, contains the sole active ingredient NIAGEN® (nicotinamide riboside), which is a unique form of vitamin B3. It has been clinically proven to increase a person’s NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) levels, which is a critical coenzyme that helps fight cellular stress.

Without getting too technical, it is important to know that NAD+ plays a crucial role in generating cellular energy and protecting the cells in our bodies. All of our bodies’ cells use NAD+ to produce energy. This process is how our bodies turn the nutrients from the food we eat into energy we can use to do anything from digest lunch to going on an afternoon jog.

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However, we can lose up to 50% of our NAD+ levels between the ages of 40 and 60. At the same time, our cells also become less efficient at producing energy, making it harder for our cells and bodies to get the energy they need to function at their best. Increasing our NAD+ levels can, therefore, help us age in a healthier way and continue to support our cellular defense and resilience.


When you think about it, every single cell in our body uses NAD+ whenever we do anything that requires energy. We use NAD+ anytime we drink, eat, sleep, and even breathe. In addition to the decline in NAD+ that occurs with age, various stressors like consuming too much alcohol or overeating, also reduce NAD+ levels. Tru Niagen® replenishes NAD+ levels, helping cells work more efficiently, even as we age.

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I recommend the supplement to any of my clients who feel like their energy levels are low or to anyone 40 years of age or older.


Tru Niagen® is known to be a safe and effective NAD+ booster when used as directed, and Niagen®, the active ingredient in Tru Niagen®, was successfully notified under the FDA’s new dietary ingredient (NDI) notification program as well as successfully notified to the FDA as generally recognized as safe (GRAS). As always, ask your doctor before you start taking any new supplement. Learn more here about this NAD+ booster today.

This story is brought to you in partnership with Tru Niagen®. From time to time, TCM editors choose to partner with brands we believe in to bring our readers special offers. The Chalkboard Mag and its materials are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. All material on The Chalkboard Mag is provided for educational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified healthcare provider for any questions you have regarding a medical condition, and before undertaking any diet, exercise or other health-related programs.

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