About TRU NIAGEN®
What is NIAGEN®?
NIAGEN® is the first and only commercially available form of nicotinamide riboside (NR), a naturally-occurring compound found in trace amounts in milk. It is the product of decades of groundbreaking scientific research conducted by ProHealthspan's Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Charles Brenner, PhD.
Why is NIAGEN® important?
In 2004, our co-founder and Chief Scientist, Dr. Charles Brenner made a breakthrough discovery that ignited the science and research behind metabolism and aging. Before Dr. Brenner's discovery there were only three known precursors for NAD+ (a widely studied, and very important metabolite), namely tryptophan, niacin and nicotinamide. Tryptophan, is not efficiently converted to NAD+, while niacin causes an undesirable side effect referred to as the "niacin flush" in which the skin becomes red and warm, often accompanied by a burning sensation and itching. The third, nicotinamide, inhibits sirtuins.
Thus, while everyone wanted to increase the activity of sirtuins and elevate NAD+ in order to boost metabolism, there was no practical way to do it.
Dr. Brenner’s discovery of NR as a vitamin precursor of NAD+ that doesn’t cause flushing and doesn’t inhibit sirtuins paved the way for its patented commercialization as NIAGEN® by ChromaDex.
TRU NIAGEN®: Patented, tested, proven, and safe
This first human clinical study on NIAGEN® has landmark importance. Not only does it show that NIAGEN® can actually boost levels of NAD+ in a single dose - it reveals no safety issues, which is consistent with the safety results demonstrated in many other studies. View the full report.
With TRU NIAGEN®, the official partner of ChromaDex, Inc., you can be sure that you are getting the patented and tested NIAGEN® straight from the company that pioneered it. Every bottle of TRU NIAGEN® has to meet the highest standards of potency, purity and third-party certification.
TRU NIAGEN® is manufactured under cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practice) regulations, enforced by the Food and Drug Administration, in a facility certified by the NSF, a leading independent public health and safety organization.
NIAGEN® has two important “pedigrees” in the field of nutritional supplements:
- NIAGEN® has achieved status as a New Dietary Ingredient by the Food and Drug Administration.
- NIAGEN® has achieved GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status by an independent scientific panel.
|*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.|