How NutriShield Helps Reduces Fatigue
As we age, accumulative damage to mitochondria makes them up to 50% less efficient at turning food into energy1.
This becomes a cause of ageing, because we need energy to power all the body’s repair mechanisms - especially metabolically active tissues which require high amounts of cellular energy, like the brain, heart and muscles.
NutriShield supports healthy mitochondrial function in two ways:
1. By including magnesium, CoQ10, Omega 3 and B vitamins. The B vitamin complex in NutriShield is at a level to make a real difference in energy output.
CoQ10 helps make energy in cells but levels declines as we get older. So we have added extra CO10.
Omega 3 is an important component in healthy mitochondrial cell walls, so we include 1,000mg of Omega 3 as fish oil.
We also include the carotenoids, lutein and lycopene and resveratrol from bilberry extract because they support and help repair mitochondria.
2. By including vitamin B3 in nicotinamide form to boost NAD+2.
A molecule called NAD+. or in its full form Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide, is a high energy molecule generated from food intake.
NAD+ is essential for life, the creation of energy and can ‘significantly restore mitochondrial function4. But it declines as we get older.
You cannot supplement directly with NAD+ because it breaks down in the gut. So recent logic has been to supplement with the precursors of NAD+ to increase its levels – and therefore boost energy and slow ageing2.
There are various forms of vitamin B3 that do that – including Nicotinamide Riboside (NR), Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN) and Nicotinamide itself.
Despite some claims, they all work in a similar way. Although Nicotinamide Riboside is marginally more efficient at creating NAD+, we do not believe the difference is justified by the much higher cost. Especially when we include so many other nutrients that have a synergistic effect on energy.
No one nutrient on its own is going to make a big difference to your health – it’s the synergistic impact of many working together that is key to health.
Finally try to extend the time between eating dinner and breakfast to ideally 14 hours. Sometimes called a ‘restricted eating window3’.
When you time-restrict your eating times, your blood sugar (glucose) levels go down and so does your sensitivity to insulin3, . Excess blood sugar and insulin resistance is a factor in Alzheimer’s4, skin aging and diabetes – and mitochondrial dysfunction.
- Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Chronic Disease: Treatment With Natural Supplements (nih.gov)
- NAD⁺ repletion improves mitochondrial and stem cell function and enhances life span in mice - PubMed (nih.gov)
- Early Time-Restricted Feeding Improves Insulin Sensitivity, Blood Pressure, and Oxidative Stress Even without Weight Loss in Men with Prediabetes - ScienceDirect
- Insulin resistance and Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis: potential mechanisms and implications for treatment - PubMed (nih.gov)