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NADH, or reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, is a chemical made in your body from niacin, a type of B vitamin. NADH helps your body make energy. Some people take it in supplement form to treat chronic fatigue syndrome (also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis or ME/CFS).

Alternative practitioners believe that NADH can boost energy levels and improve mental clarity, alertness, concentration, and memory. Some athletes even take NADH to enhance performance and endurance. Although there are some promising findings, the evidence supporting NADH's use is often mixed or contradictory.

Lets takes a closer look at the health benefits of NADH supplements along with the side effects that may come with taking them. It is also good to discusses what you should look for when choosing a dietary supplement.

Health Benefits

Those in favor of NADH supplements believe that they can boost the natural effects of NADH in the brain. Some even go so far as to suggest they can restore memory and cognitive function in people with Alzheimer's disease.

There are even ongoing investigations as to whether NADH, delivered by injection or intravenously (into a vein), can slow the progression of Parkinson's disease.

Here is what some of the current research says:

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


The bulk of the current research has been focused on NADH's use in treating ME/CFS. Much of the evidence is anecdotal (based on personal accounts), or based on hypotheses rather than clinical fact.

Among some of the theories as to why NADH may be beneficial:

  • NADH helps enzymes in your body convert food into energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Studies suggest that some people with ME/CFS have low levels of ATP.

  • Research shows that NADH can stimulate brain function, which may help alleviate the cognitive dysfunction associated with ME/CFS.

  • NADH may reduce fatigue by restoring the function of the mitochondria (tiny structures that power your cells). ME/CFS is believed to involve mitochondrial dysfunction.

  • NADH may help your brain create neurotransmitters, chemical messengers that influence mood and cognitive function (including serotoninnorepinephrine, and dopamine).

A few studies have looked at the combined use of NADH plus coenzyme Q10 (coQ-10) in people with ME/CFS.

A 2015 study reported that among 73 women with ME/CFS, the combined use NADH and CoQ-10 provided greater subjective increases in physical and cognitive function compared to a placebo.

Moreover, the combined use of NADH and CoQ-10 supplements increased ATP levels in the bloodstream.

Similar results were seen in a 2016 study from Spain in which NADH and CoQ-10 reduced post-exertional malaise (PEM), a defining symptom of ME/CFS.6 The CDC defines PEM as the worsening of symptoms following even minor physical or mental exertion.

A 2011 review of studies named NADH and magnesium as the only two supplements shown to improve ME/CFS symptoms.

NADH supplements are thought by many to have several health benefits—from boosting energy to keeping the brain sharp. Although theories in support of these benefits are strong, there is a lot of scientific proof in favor of NADH supplementation.

While NADH supplements are considered safe in moderation, it's always best to consult with your healthcare provider before starting any kind of dietary supplement.

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