January 5, 2014 – Sunday
I got my NADH capsules yesterday. These are the NOW brand. The specifics of the content are:
- 10 mg NADH
- 200 mg ribbose
I took one capsule early in the afternoon. I was feeling a bit bleh. As by coincidence, I started feeling a lot better. Anyway, the real test started today, Jan 5th. I took a capsule first thing in the morning, and again middle afternoon, for a total of 20 mg.
Went for a 2 mile run in the morning. I had my usual steak for breakfast with a half banana. Lunch was some Chinese food, chicken and beef. I am mentally fully engaged .. nice. Interestingly, I have not had food cravings since lunch. And yep I do consume my wine :). But that does not explain it. Normally I would be raiding the fridge in the late afternoon – evening.
January 6, 2014 – Monday
Capsule upon waking up. I was more “awake” than usual after a night’s sleep. The day went fine, and I felt great. So much so that come afternoon, I had no desire to take the second capsule. Stayed up later than usual, and was still energetic. Went to bed and fell asleep without problems.
January 7, 2014 – Tuesday
Capsule in the morning. Another in the afternoon. Very alert.. not withstanding a lot of activity :).
January 8 & 9 – Wednesday & Thursday
Two capsules on the 8th, one on the 9th. The effect is real. Not sure yet how to describe it. Interestingly, my stomach bloating I sometimes suffer from, is practically eliminated. And no, I do not eat better. In fact, starting tomorrow, I will make a conscious effort to get my “diet” back under control. However, eating bad, as I have done the last few days, did not upset my system. Dangerous .. lol.
January 10 & 11 – Friday & Saturday
Started doing the capsule as I wake up, and capsule at noon. Energy levels remain good. Been doing morning runs as weather permits .. yep I do not like cold.
Week One Preliminary Conclusion
This is the first supplement I have taken that yields an almost instantaneous effect. I keep studying the mechanisms, etc. Also the NOW brand I selected, contains 200mg of ribose. Ribose by itself is an energy enhancer. But a 200mg dose is a lot less than what is typically tried and tested for medical conditions. Also, I have some questions about the actual NADH content of the PANMOL-NADH which is part of the supplement.
So what is next. I am too pleased with the results, to stop taking this supplement. I will try to provide periodic, i.e. monthly, updates. I would also like to invite anyone who has experience with NADH supplements to comment and start a conversation. I will experiment with opening the capsule and taking it sublingually.
Good Health and Live Young