The nicotinamide riboside, a derivative of vitamin B3, could reactivate the regeneration of the organs.
BIOCHEMISTRY Good news on the regenerating medicine front: the nicotinamide riboside (NR), a derivative of vitamin B3, would reactivate the regeneration of the organs! The Polytechnic School of Lausanne (EPFL), in Switzerland, has tested it on the muscles of mice. When they die, muscle cells are replaced by new cells, coming from adult stem cells (capable of self-renewal and providing various cell types). But, after a certain number of cycles, stem cells weaken. According to the EPFL, this is due to the fact that the mitochondria (cellular power plants) lack a component, nicotinamide riboside (NR). The researchers then administered NR to 2-year-old mice (the equivalent of 75 years in humans). And here’s the surprise: “Muscle regeneration is better in mice that have been given NR, they live longer than those who did not receive it,” says Johan Auwerk, director of the EFP supplementary physiology laboratory. It is now necessary to evaluate the long-term secondary effects before administering NR to the elderly.
Vitamins B are essential to health.
We find them in legumes, in some types of fruit, in nuts, in seeds, in legumes, in eggs, in brewer’s yeast.
Thiamin or vitamin B1 is essential in regulating energy metabolism and acts as a coenzyme by converting carbon hydrates into energy in muscles and the nervous system.
Riboflavin or vitamin B2 has a first order in the proper functioning of the whole nervous system in addition to the brain.
Nicotinamide or vitamin B3 plays a fundamental role in the production and use of energy and helps cellular respiration.
It also participates in the regulation of cholesterol.
Pantothenate of calcium or vitamin B5 is a component of coenzyme A that intervenes in the metabolism of sugars, fats and proteins producing energy.
Pyrodossine chloridate or vitamin B6 also participates in the metabolism of sugars, proteins and fats. Promotes the production of antibodies, red blood cells and B3. It also regulates the functioning of the digestive system, of the nervous and muscular system.
Biotin or vitamin B8 contributes to the growth and normal development of the skin and hair, in addition to nerves and bone marrow.
Folic acid or vitamin B9 is the recommended growth vitamin during pregnancy, premature, anemic and for arteriosclerosis.
Soybean oil and soy lecithin serve as an excipient and protect vitamins from the air.