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NMN 101: What You Need to Know (2023)

What’s NMN? NMN stands for Nicotinamide MonoNucleotide, a molecule naturally occurring in all life forms. At the molecular level, it is a ribo-nucleotide, which is a basic structural unit of the nucleic acid RNA. Structurally, the molecule is composed of a nicotinamide group, a ribose and a phosphate group (Figure 1). NMN is the direct precursor of the essential molecule nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) and is considered a key component to increase NAD+ levels in cells.   What is Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD+)? NAD+ is an essential coenzyme required for life and cellular functions. Enzymes are catalysts that make biochemical reactions possible. Coenzymes are  ‘helper’ molecules that enzymes need in order to function.  What Does NAD+ Do? NAD+ is the most abundant molecule in the body besides water, and without it, an organism would die. NAD+ is used by many proteins throughout the body, such as the sirtuins, which repair damaged

Tony Robbins Life Force Regenerative Medicine Review 2023

By  Chris Centeno, MD -  I’ve been getting lots of emails lately about the Tony Robbins book “LifeForce”. It’s always interesting as a physician to get bombarded by patients with what sounds like misinformation, but since you haven’t looked at what’s being said, you’re not sure how to respond. In fact, patients come in with new stuff every day, so medical practice these days is a constant task of looking it all up on the Internet. Hence, I’d like to take a deeper dive into a recent interview with Tony Robbins and his book to see for myself what he’s saying about stem cells . Let’s dig in. What is Life Force? I downloaded Tony’s new book “Life Force” onto my Kindle . It’s 600+ Kindle pages and I’m a busy doctor, so I used it as a cross-reference for an interview a colleague sent me. In Tony’s own words, in the book, he interviewed approximately 150 experts in regenerative medicine and new medical trends. This runs the gamut from stem cell therapy to