TRU NIAGEN® FAQs
One capsule of Tru Niagen contains 150mg of our active ingredient NIAGEN®, a patented and FDA safety-notified form of vitamin B3. Our inactive ingredients are microcrystalline cellulose and hypromellose. Microcrystalline cellulose is a plant-derived fiber and hypromellose is a common ingredient used to make vegetarian capsules. Tru Niagen contains no nuts, no caffeine, no gluten, and no artificial colors or flavors.
We recommend taking two capsules (300mg) of Tru Niagen at the same time every day. You can take it in the morning or at night, with or without food.
Tru Niagen is vegetarian, gluten-free, nut-free, caffeine-free, contains no animal byproducts, or artificial colors or flavors.
Yes, it is safe to take Tru Niagen with alcohol. In fact, alcohol is detoxified by enzymes that require NAD to function. The body uses nicotinamide riboside to make NAD.
Yes, it is safe to take Tru Niagen while taking a standard multivitamin that provides the daily recommended amounts of vitamins, including those with vitamin B3. Tru Niagen contains nicotinamide riboside which is not the same as the vitamin B3 sources found in multivitamin products. Tru Niagen is absorbed by cells and efficiently converted to NAD using a unique pathway different from vitamin B3 (niacin, nicotinamide) found in vitamin supplements. Tru Niagen has been extensively studied in clinical trials and proven safe and effective for increasing NAD.*
Multivitamins are designed to provide the daily recommended values for essential vitamins and minerals and are appropriately balanced so they don’t contain high doses of any one vitamin or mineral. Always check the label and consult your healthcare professional with any questions.
Tru Niagen is not intended for use by children. We recommend pregnant or nursing women to consult a physician. Tru Niagen is safe when used as directed.
While many factors contribute to aging, scientists believe one primary reason is the depletion of a key cellular resource called NAD. Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) is a coenzyme found in every living cell and is as essential to those cells as water is to the body. But as we age, NAD levels decline. NAD levels can also decrease when we eat too much, drink too much, or don’t get enough exercise. Because NAD is essential to healthy cellular metabolism, the less we have of it, the harder it is for our cells to stay healthy as we age.
In 2004, Charles Brenner, PhD, discovered a unique form of vitamin B3 (nicotinamide riboside) that is a natural precursor to NAD. Meaning it helps our cells create more NAD to help them function at their best. Tru Niagen is the patented and only known FDA safety-notified form of nicotinamide riboside, delivered straight to your door.
A naturally occurring, unique form of vitamin B3 known as nicotinamide riboside was first identified in the 1940s. This discovery came years after it was established that vitamin B3, in the common forms of niacin and niacinamide, could cure a disease caused by a vitamin B3 deficiency known as pellagra.
Since that time, the role of nicotinamide riboside as a precursor to an essential coenzyme called NAD has been widely studied in the scientific community and become better understood. More than a decade of preclinical research has been conducted on nicotinamide riboside, producing more than 100 research studies including a groundbreaking clinical study in 2016 proving Niagen increases NAD levels in humans. These positive results have inspired research around the world. There are more than 20 additional clinical trials completed or underway exploring the potential health benefits of Niagen, the key ingredient in Tru Niagen.
Nicotinamide riboside and nicotine both contain nitrogen, but are otherwise completely unrelated. The two compounds do not share any physiological properties in the body.
Nicotinamide riboside is a unique form of vitamin B3 that cells can use to make NAD. Nicotine is a highly addictive stimulant that comes from the tobacco plant. According to historical accounts, nicotine was named after a French ambassador, Jean Nicot, in the 16th century.
The active ingredient in Tru Niagen is a nature-identical, synthesized form of a unique vitamin B3 known as nicotinamide riboside (NR). It is identical structurally and functionally to naturally occurring NR found in trace amounts in milk.
Yes, Tru Niagen is safe when used as directed. Its sole active ingredient Niagen has been rigorously tested using internationally accepted safety protocols. Niagen has twice been successfully reviewed under FDA’s new dietary ingredient (NDI) notification program and has also been successfully notified to the FDA as generally recognized as safe (GRAS).
No adverse effects attributed to our product were reported during our clinical trials. As with any form of supplementation, if you experience any prolonged discomfort or side effects, discontinue use and consult your healthcare provider.
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) is a coenzyme found in every living cell. It’s essential to every cell, but especially to those with mitochondria. That’s because mitochondria are “the powerhouses of the cell.” Mitochondria depend on NAD to convert food into the energy our cells need to stay charged and functioning at their best.
Our vegetarian capsule is made of an FDA-approved food additive known as hypromellose. Hypromellose is a clear, transparent vegetarian alternative to gelatin capsules.
Tru Niagen will start increasing NAD levels shortly after you take it and will continue to maintain those elevated NAD levels with regular supplementation. As with any supplement or new health routine, your experiences will vary depending on your age, diet, exercise, and sleep habits. It may take some time to feel the benefits of increased NAD (promoting cellular repair, increasing cellular energy, etc.), but ultimately Tru Niagen is helping your cells remain energized and resilient in the face of everyday stresses.
Niagen is the patented and only known FDA safety-notified form of a unique and naturally occurring vitamin B3 known as nicotinamide riboside.
Tru Niagen is the name of our product. Each capsule of Tru Niagen contains 150mg of Niagen.
Based on published research results, we have no reason to believe Tru Niagen will decrease the natural activity level of enzymes that make NAD.