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Apigenin and NAD+
In the context of aging and metabolism, apigenin is shown to inhibit the activity of CD38. CD38 is an enzyme that consumes (NAD+) in ever-increasing amounts as we get older. NAD+ is a coenzyme found in all living cells and is essential for cellular function, DNA repair, and life.
Given that CD38 actively degrades both NAD+ and NMN, it may be a useful approach to use CD38 inhibitors such as apigenin to increase NAD+ levels rather than try to boost them with precursors. In other words, it is better to treat the cause of NAD+ loss rather than trying to compensate for it.