We get a lot of questions about our products, so here is a quick Q & A session to answer our most asked questions about NADH products.
Q. Are there any side effects from NADH?
Since the introduction of NADH in the early 1990s, the safety of NADH continues to be supported by several types of clinical data. First, the PDA approved two human clinical trials and any side effects found in these trials were required to be fully documented. The results of these trials were that not a single side effect was reported. In addition, more than three thousand patients have received stabilized NADH for treatment of therapeutic conditions since the late 1980s. No side effects have been observed in these patients. It’s also important to know that hundreds of thousands of consumers have taken NADH since it was made available in health food stores and pharmacies in the United States more than four years ago, and consumers have reported no significant side effects.
Q. Can I take NADH with medication?
Yes, you can take NADH with medication, including the most common antihypertensive, antidepressant, and antihistaminic drugs. In one of the PDA‐approved clinical trials, many patients were on antihypertensive and/or anti‐depressive and/or antihistaminic drugs. No interference was observed with these medications. However, be sure to check with your health care professional for his or her advice.
Q. When is the best time to take NADH?
The best time to take NADH is first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, 30 minutes before any food, drugs, or other supplements, with a glass of water. The NADH tablets are enteric coated and are designed to bypass the stomach and “float” with water into the intestine where absorption takes place. If you need additional energy for the late afternoon or evening, you can also take an additional NADH tablet either thirty minutes before lunch or about two hours after lunch, and again, at least thirty minutes before a late afternoon snack or an early dinner. It is important that NADH is taken on an empty stomach so it can easily “flush” or move into the intestines where it is absorbed.
Q. How soon should I expect to see results with NADH?
The answer to this question varies according to the individual. Each of us has a very unique biochemistry: Our bodies absorb food and nutrients differently, and our metabolisms often differ in other dramatic ways. On average, optimal effectiveness is shown in four weeks of continuous usage. However, many healthy individuals report an improvement in energy levels within five to ten days. NADH must enter the billions of cell structures for energy production to begin, so first‐time users may need to be patient before seeing beneficial results.
Q. How long can I take NADH?
For normal healthy people who are taking NADH for increased daily energy and mental clarity, optimal effectiveness is achieved within one month of continuous usage. One month, therefore, is the minimum time period to take the product. After one month of continuous usage, normal healthy individuals who supplement with NADH for energy can try using it on an every‐other‐day basis.
However, it is best to take NADH daily. Research suggests that NADH can be taken safely for long periods of time. Many people have been taking NADH for several years with no side effects reported. The body is in a continuous state of refueling itself with cellular energy and NADH is a very efficient cellular energizer. So, the more NADH
the body has available, the more the body will use to produce more energy. If you are taking NADH therapeutically, continuous daily usage is recommended. However, it is always best to check with your healthcare provider to help monitor long‐term usage of any supplement.