Scientists say a compound in broccoli, cabbage, and avocado can slow down aging. This is a new discovery in the October 27, 2016 issue of Cell Metabolism, a compound that slows down the aging characteristics of the liver, eyes, bones, and metabolism, and prevents weight gain from increasing mice. This compound is Nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN). What is NMN? In fact, this is not a new Dongdong, is a derivative of essential vitamins, is vitamin B3, the general name is niacin or vitamin PP, also known as niacin, anti-skin disease factor. Niacin is one of the 13 essential vitamins in the human body and is a water-soluble vitamin. Niacin is converted into nicotinamide in the human body.
Niacinamide is a component of coenzyme I (NAD) and coenzyme II (NADP), which participates in the process of lipid metabolism, tissue oxidation and anaerobic decomposition of carbohydrates.
The most important role in the human body is as a hydrogen donor, or a dielectron. The basic working mode is the mutual conversion of the NADH and the oxidized NAD. The oxidative decomposition process of glucose and other energy substances continuously reduces NAD to NADH, oxidative phosphorylation turns NADH into NAD and produces a proton gradient, which is the basis for the synthesis of ATP. NADH/NAD forms a dynamic equilibrium of redox.