Combining NMN With Resveratrol
Resveratrol and NMN are critical for the activation of sirtuin genes. Sirtuins play a key role in functions that help us to live longer – such as DNA repair. Resveratrol has been described as the “accelerator pedal” for the sirtuin genes (increasing their activation), and NMN as the fuel. Without “fuel”, resveratrol won’t work effectively. The reason that resveratrol works best when combined with NMN, is that sirtuin activation requires youthful NAD levels. On average, by 50 years of age, our bodies have only about half the level of NAD we had in our 20s (NAD being a molecule that is essential to energy production in our cells). So in effect, you take resveratrol to increase activation of the sirtuin genes, and NMN to ensure the sirtuins have enough energy to work properly.