SciTech: Swiss team shows vitamin NR “stops the aging process of organs” in mice

I got a feeling that sales of the vitamin nicotinamide riboside (NR) will be going up soon: A vitamin that stops the aging process of organs – EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne).

28.04.16 – By administering nicotinamide riboside to elderly mice, EPFL researchers restored their organs’ ability to regenerate and prolonged their lives. This method has potential for treating a number of degenerative diseases.

Nicotinamide riboside (NR) is pretty amazing. It has already been shown in several studies to be effective in boosting metabolism. And now a team of researchers at EPFL’s Laboratory of Integrated Systems Physiology (LISP), headed by Johan Auwerx, has unveiled even more of its secrets. An article written by Hongbo Zhang, a PhD student on the team, was published today in Science and describes the positive effects of NR on the functioning of stem cells. These effects can only be described as restorative.

Here is the paper: NAD+ repletion improves mitochondrial and stem cell function and enhances life span in mice – Science.


OK, I can’t resist: