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NiaCel for Mitochondrial Energy Support

by Dr. Jason Barker June 25, 2018

NiaCel for Mitochondrial Energy Support

Everyone’s looking for more energy.  The thing is though, is that nothing we take (other than food) leads to a direct increase in energy – not even caffeine. 

Most supplements that tout ‘increased energy’ have some derivative of caffeine in them, so you’ll feel it. But using caffeine is similar to just putting your foot on the gas pedal – the car goes faster but burns more fuel - it’s not actually creating energy in your body.

Rather, we try to find and research natural ingredients that contribute to how the body makes its energy.  And one of the newer, up and coming natural products is NiaCel, or more properly known as Nicotinamide riboside (NR).  NR is loosely related to vitamin B3 – but that doesn’t mean you can just take vitamin B3 (niacin) and expect the same effects.

NiaCel isn’t a stimulant.  Instead, it helps to induce energy production at the source, within your cells. Working as a direct precursor to one of the linchpin chemicals in the main energy production cycle (Krebs’s cycle), Niacel can boost mitochondrial production of ATP, the body's energy currency. 

NR is a direct precursor to an important chemical, known as nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, or NAD+.  NAD+ is also important because it’s one of the key chemicals in the Krebs’s cycle  - when the body makes adequate supplies, adequate amounts of ATP are made in the cells of the body.

Niacel is ideal for two main groups of people: athletes and those who struggle with energy on an ongoing basis. 

For athletes, the increase in mitochondrial energy means more strength and especially stamina.  Additionally, because of the energy-producing benefits, there’s reason to believe it may also stave off DOMS, or delayed onset muscle soreness. It may also help with improving recovery time and in cases of overreaching and overtraining .

In people with various fatigue states (chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia), it’s suspected that their energy-generating issues lie within mitochondrial energy production dysfunction.

So if it’s more energy you’re looking for, whether you’re an athlete or someone who deals with fatigue in general, Niacel is worth considering.   Niacel comes in 125mg capsules; for the most noticeable effect you may want to take 2 capsules twice daily.  

Niacel has the NSF Certified for Sport® designation, which means it’s been tested to make sure it isn’t’ contaminated with more than 200 possible substances banned by major athletic organizations.

Give it a try and let us know how it works for you!

Dr. Jason Barker
Dr. Jason Barker


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