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What is the difference between Urolithin A and NAD+

Urolithin A (UA) and NAD+ are two powerful nutrients that play a significant role in cellular energy production and cellular aging.

UA produces a mitochondrial recharge, allowing older, damaged mitochondria to be recycled and regenerated into newer, healthier ones. Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, or NAD for short, is a cofactor needed for our mitochondria to produce energy from the food that we eat.

Both of these nutrients are essential for creating energy and supporting the health of the mitochondria, but their function within the cells is very different. If you are curious about the difference between Urolithin A and NAD+, this article is for you.

Urolithin A molecule

Urolithin A molecule structure

What is Urolithin A?

Urolithin A is a postbiotic that plays an important role in cellular health. Research uncovered that this incredible molecule has a unique benefit in supporting our mitochondria. It does so by optimizing a process called mitophagy, by which the mitochondria are recycled and revitalized for better performance.

With an ever-growing interest in discovering novel ways to address the aging population’s health, Urolithin A has become a topic of interest for longevity researchers across the globe. The mitochondrial theory of aging suggests that mitochondrial decline is a key contributor to aging and the development of chronic disease. Optimizing how our mitochondria perform could be the key to slowing down the aging process.

Urolithin A is a powerful postbiotic

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5 Main Health Benefit Research Areas of Urolithin A

Urolithin A has been studied for several health benefits related to longevity and chronic disease. Let’s break down what the research says:

Leg muscle

Muscular health

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Neurodegenerative disease

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Person running

Cardiovascular health

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Metabolic disease

The worldwide rates of obesity continue to climb. And with it, the risk of metabolic disorders, including high blood sugar, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes. Finding safe and effective treatment for metabolic diseases could help save the lives of many individuals and reduce the healthcare costs associated with treating these conditions.

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Increased Lifespan

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What is NAD+

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  • Nicotinamide riboside
  • Nicotinamide mononucleotide
  • Inhibitors of enzymes that consume NAD.

Urolithin A VS NAD+

Urolithin A and NAD+ both play vital roles in the production of cellular energy and the aging process. However, the way they do so is very different. If you are considering a supplement, understanding this key difference can help you decide which one might be better for you.

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Table comparing the endogenous sources, food sources and the function of Urolithin A and NAD+

Comparison of the endogenous sources, food sources and the function of Urolithin A and NAD+

Is Urolithin A better than NAD+?

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These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. References: *Nutrition studies: 500mg Mitopure® have been shown to (1) induce gene expression related to mitochondria function and metabolism and (2) increase the strength of the hamstring leg muscle in measures of knee extension and flexion in overweight 40-65 year olds. Data from two randomized double-blind placebo-controlled human clinical trials. **Nutrition NOURISH Study: 500mg Mitopure® have been shown to deliver at least 6 times higher Urolithin A plasma levels over 24 hours (area under the curve) than 8 ounces (240ml) of pomegranate juice in a randomized human clinical trial.