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