The Role of Nicotinamide Riboside in Supporting Aging & Health


Kurt Woeller, DO, FMAPS


Nicotinamide, along with niacin (vitamin B3), linked nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) production, are key components of the quinolinic acid-kynurenic pathway. Various supplemental forms of these nutrients exist that can be taken to support important cellular chemistry for energy production, etc. A form of nicotinamide called nicotinamide riboside (NR) is recognized as an important form of nicotinamide with usefulness for various conditions, including cardiovascular, neurodegenerative, and metabolic disorders. This lecture by Kurt N. Woeller, D.O. of Integrative Medicine Academy will explain the biochemistry of the quinolinic-kynurenic pathway in support of NAD, and the usefulness of niacinamide in the form of NR.

Kurt N. Woeller, DO

About the Author

Kurt Woeller, DO, FMAPS

Kurt N. Woeller, DO, FMAPS, is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, integrative and functional medicine physician, and biomedical Autism Treatment Specialist in clinical practice for over 25 years.

Dr. Woeller is the education director and main course developer for his Integrative Medicine Academy (https://integrativemedicineacademy.com), an online academy for health professionals. He is also the Organic Acids Test (OAT) seminar creator and presenter for Mosaic Diagnostics Laboratory (formally Great Plains Laboratory’s GPL Academy) Mosaic EDGE seminars and has been involved in monthly educational webinars for GPL/Mosaic Diagnostics, and other organizations for over a decade.

His private practice, Sunrise Functional Medicine (https://mysunrisecenter.com), focuses on specialized diagnostic testing and treatments for individuals with complex medical conditions like autism, autoimmune, gastrointestinal, certain neurological disorders, and other chronic health conditions. Dr. Woeller is a Fellow of the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS).

He has served as a clinical consultant for various laboratory companies, i.e., Great Plains Laboratory, BioHealth Laboratory, providing health practitioner education regarding functional and integrative medicine.

You can follow Dr. Woeller for ongoing education articles and videos through his Substack at https://drwoeller.substack.com/ and his YouTube channel for Integrative Medicine Academyhttps://www.youtube.com/@integrativemedicineacademy. Finally, listen to Dr. Woeller’s latest health professional interviews through his Functional Medicine Doc Talk Podcast – https://functionalmedicinedoctalk.com.