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Does nicotinamide riboside (Niagen) really have anti-aging or other health benefits?

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Nicotinamide riboside (sold as Niagen and Niacel) is a form of vitamin B3 (niacin) that has been promoted as having anti-aging effects, such as increasing energy, improving cognitive function, and improving cholesterol levels -- without causing flushing. However, the evidence for these uses appears to be very preliminary, as discussed in the Niacin section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review >>

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This CL Answer initially posted on 7/29/2015. Last updated 8/3/2017.
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