|Chief Scientific Advisor of ChromaDex, Dr. Charles Brenner, Headlines Presentation “NAD+: What It Is, How We Lose It, and How To Boost It”
IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ChromaDex Corp. (NASDAQ:CDXC), an integrated, science-based, nutraceutical company devoted to improving the way people age, announced today it will sponsor a gathering of scientific leaders at the 2018 NAD+ Summit on January 26-28, 2018 in San Diego, CA.
In collaboration with the Center for Research on Addiction and Brain Health, the NAD+ Treatment Center, and Springfield Wellness Center, ChromaDex will share its knowledge of nicotinamide riboside (NR) and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) with leading scientists, doctors, innovators and thought leaders in the NAD+ community along with all other consumers and participants who are welcome to attend the summit.
ChromaDex’s Founder and CEO, Frank Jaksch, stated, “As a company at the forefront of NR and NAD+ research, we sponsor these types of meetings to enhance scientific collaboration and also provide education about the benefits of NIAGEN® NR and its proven ability to safely increase NAD+.”
ChromaDex has enabled the proliferation of NR research by developing, commercializing and supplying NIAGEN®, which has been rigorously tested for safety and has been the subject of Notifications filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Currently, ChromaDex is providing NIAGEN® at no cost to independent investigators who are leading nearly 130 programs in 34 different areas of health research such as brain and heart health, immunity, and inflammation. NIAGEN® is being utilized in at least 11 of the 14 human clinical trials currently listed on clinicaltrials.gov.
ChromaDex’s Chief Scientific Advisor and Roy J. Carver Chair and Head of Biochemistry, University of Iowa, Dr. Charles Brenner, will headline the presentation “NAD+: What It Is, How We lose It and How to Boost It.” Brenner, the world’s foremost authority on NAD+ metabolism and lead author on the first published human clinical trial of NIAGEN®, discovered the critical pathway by which NR is converted to NAD+ in humans (the NRK1 Pathway.)
In more than 45 additional publications and issued patents on NAD+, Dr. Brenner has identified previously unknown steps in NAD+ biosynthesis, has shown that NR increases sirtuin activity, has demonstrated increases in lifespan in model systems, has developed methods for quantitative NAD+ metabolomics, and has expanded research into novel therapeutic areas.
NIAGEN® is the key active ingredient in the Company’s NAD+ boosting nutraceutical, TRU NIAGEN®, which is now sold by ChromaDex direct to consumers. The company will be distributing sample bottles of TRU NIAGEN® at the summit. For more information, visit www.truniagen.com.
ChromaDex Corp. is an integrated, global nutraceutical company devoted to improving the way people age. ChromaDex scientists partner with leading universities and research institutions worldwide to uncover the full potential of NAD+ and identify and develop novel, science-based ingredients. Its flagship ingredient, NIAGEN® nicotinamide riboside, sold directly to consumers as TRU NIAGEN®, is backed with clinical and scientific research, as well as extensive IP protection. TRU NIAGEN® is helping the world AGE BETTER®. To learn more about ChromaDex, please visit www.ChromaDex.com.
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