The lungs are the important respiratory organs of the human body. As age increases, lung function will gradually decline, respiratory defense function will decline, and the risk of some respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, etc. will also increase. In particular, the elderly have reduced resistance and physiological functions, which are more likely to cause aspiration pneumonia and lead to lung infection, which has become the number one infectious disease among the elderly.
As the aging of the population intensifies, protecting lung health has become a key area of research for scientists.
Recently, researchers have conducted relevant studies on the connection between NMN and lung health. Research shows that NMN can effectively alleviate the aging of lung cells and help protect lung health.
Here are several aspects of NMN’s role in lung health:
1. Delay the aging of lung cells: NMN is an important coenzyme that participates in processes such as energy metabolism and DNA repair within cells. Supplementing NMN can provide the coenzymes needed by cells, increase energy supply and promote DNA repair, thereby delaying the aging process of lung cells.
In May 2021, a research team from West China Hospital of Sichuan University published a study in the journal MedComm, which examined aging indicators in lung tissue after supplementing NMN to mice for 2 months. The researchers found that NMN increased NAD+ levels and alleviated age-related physiological decline in mouse lungs, showing for the first time that NMN can reduce lung cell aging and promote lung health in older mice. This study verified the protective effect of NMN on lung health. NMN may become an important means to improve lung aging in the future, and is of great significance to improving the respiratory system function of the elderly and reducing the incidence of respiratory diseases.
2. Provide antioxidant effect: The lungs are exposed to air pollutants, tobacco smoke and other harmful substances, which can easily cause oxidative stress and free radical damage. NMN has a powerful antioxidant effect, which can neutralize free radicals, reduce damage to lung cells caused by oxidative stress, and protect lung health. In addition, NMN has powerful antioxidant capabilities that can neutralize free radicals and reduce oxidative damage, thereby protecting lung tissue from damage. This means that taking NMN may help prevent and reduce the occurrence and development of pulmonary nodules.
3. Improve lung function: NMN supplementation can increase the energy supply in lung tissue, improve the metabolic activity of lung cells, and promote the normal function of the respiratory system. This helps improve the oxygen exchange capacity of the lungs, enhance lung function, and reduce dyspnea and other respiratory symptoms. The National Geriatrics Clinical Research Center in China conducted experiments on mice. NMN was found to reduce cellular senescence to promote lung health in aged mice. When mice were given 500g of NMN daily for 2 months, it was found that NMN reduced age-related protein levels in the mouse lungs and alleviated chemically induced and aging-related lung damage. In addition, the study also found that nmn can also protect lung structure and function under pressure. Therefore, taking nmn appropriately can alleviate lung aging and improve lung function.
4. Promote immune regulation: NMN helps regulate the function of the immune system, enhance the activity of immune cells and the efficiency of immune responses. This helps strengthen the immune defenses of the lungs, reduces the risk of lung infection and inflammation, and protects lung health.