Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Amazin' what you learn when you ask...

Posted by Bob on November 5, 1999, at 22:22:14

In reply to Re: Enada/NADH (not much info,but...), posted by Carol on November 5, 1999, at 13:23:26

Thanks Carol!

I had to ask about this stuff because my "natural supplements information source", a friend whose husband has MS and is into researching every nutritional therapy, was quite excited about it. Wouldn't you know it, but there's a website out there called, sponsored by someone connected to the company that makes it. The website's site structure is an absolute mess, but they quote a lot of european research on the stuff.

btw, a search on NADH thru Excite also turns up a website that lists the prices of internet sources of NADH/Enada for comparison shopping. The Vitamin Shoppe (real-world store ... don't know about the on-line store or if it's affiliated) carries it as well.

Anyway, there's lots of stuff on that site for the biologically-inclined to scrutinize. Essentially, NADH is what causes the release of energy during cellular respiration. Thus, it's been used in a lot of research around disorders such as CFS which involve abnormally low energy levels. It's an extremely fragile substance, tho, so even tho biologists have known about it since 1905 or so, it hasn't been until recently that a mechanism has been developed for delivering it in quanity as a supplement.

It's also believed to help in nerve cell regeneration as well as for other types of cells. Thus, its been used in research as an anti-Parkinson's and anti-Alzheimer's agent. Other more important neurological implications for most of us here is that it increases the production of neurotransmitters. One study showed a six-fold increase in the production of dopamine, with not quite so strong an effect on norepinephrine and less still on seratonin. Another study found it completely compatible with prozac ... I guess the theory is that since it just boosts production of neurotransmitters, this can't have an negative impact or interaction with the various meds out there that influence the re-uptake of the stuff.

So, bottom line is that besides being perhaps the most powerful anti-oxidant (and I thought SOD claimed that prize) around, it also boosts energy levels, boosts neurotransmitter production, and may aid in regenerating nerve cells.

The site said some people respond in 3-10 days, some in 10-30 days. I bought some today and will begin giving it a trial tomorrow ... you have to take it on a stomach that's been empty 6-8 hours with 8 ounces of water, then wait 20-30 minutes before eating or drinking anything else.

At about $0.70 a tab, it better do something to earn its keep ;^)




Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:Bob thread:14605