LIPOSOMAL Nicotinamide Riboside powder-based liposomes made from natural phospholipid molecules that protect NR from digestive enzymes and carry them into the bloodstream for targeted systemic delivery.
Liposomes encapsulate active ingredients in a phospholipid "bubble" to protect and deliver them directly to the cells of our tissues, which are reached via the bloodstream. They are specialized delivery vehicles serving multiple roles in enhancing the capabilities of active ingredients.
Liposomal Nicotinamide Riboside
NR is a vitamin, an organic compound that our bodies need to complete biological functions but that we must get through diet. There are eight kinds of Vitamin Bs, and NR is a Vitamin B3 found in small amounts in foods like dairy products. NR is one of a few variations of B3; others include nicotinamide and nicotinic acid (also called niacin).
These forms of Vitamin B3 might sound familiar. You may even recognize the word ‘niacin’ from packaged foods or flours. That’s because B3 is so important that governments mandate it’s in our food. In 1940, the U.S. recommended the fortification of foods with a form of B3 in order to stave off a fatal disease called pellagra. Now, there’s international legislation for similar fortification in rice and flours.
“Nicotinamide or other vitamin B3 forms can go through multiple well-characterized reactions to get to NAD+,” Baur says.
One route essentially allows NR to become NAD+ by bypassing a step other precursors must go through. As the science world was learning about NR’s efficiencies, researchers were starting to identify how levels of NAD+ decreased as we age. These two notions triggered the idea of NR supplementation.