How to Safely Take Nicotinamide Riboside for Anti-Aging | Chris Masterjohn Lite #132

How to Safely Take Nicotinamide Riboside for Anti-Aging | Chris Masterjohn Lite #132

Nicotinamide riboside (NR) is the best form of niacin to take for anti-aging benefits.

BUT… it could sap your creatine supply, making you weaker, hurting your digestion, or causing you to get depressed.

AND it could mess with your dopamine, giving you “sticky brain” syndrome, causing negative thoughts and emotions to get stuck in your mind.

How do we protect against this? It all comes down to dose, frequency, timing it with meals, and making sure you have enough methyl donors.

Tune in for the details.

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Here’s a massive 2-part podcast series I did on niacin with Alex Leaf, which has 52 scientific references:

Part 1:

Part 2:

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Here’s a Twitter exchange I had with Charles Brenner, who patented and distributes that product, in which he ignored all my points about creatine:

The studies Brenner conducted showing NR causes massive excretion of methyl groups:

My original video, Why You Should Be Careful With Niacin and Nicotinamide Riboside:

Start Here for MTHFR and Methylation:

The recent videos on niacin and NAD:

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