Disclosure:  This post is sponsored as part of a partnership between Mama in Heels and ChromaDex.

If you follow me, then you know I’m a big proponent of living healthily—from eating right and exercising to taking vitamins.  I’m not in my 20s anymore, but I like to feel strong and healthy while balancing my busy life and career.

Why I stopped taking vitamins

Since having twins, I started to view mortality differently.  I want to live healthier, stronger, and control how I age.

The truth is, eating the right kinds of food and exercising regularly is not enough to fuel our energy.  We need more.  Most importantly, we need to pick the right supplements and stick to them.

Recently, I learned about a compound called NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide), which is found in every cell in our body and plays a vital role in regulating how quickly our cells age.  Not exercising, eating junk food, not getting adequate sleep, smoking and drinking can also lead to the decline of our NAD levels.

To sum this up simply, our NAD levels decrease as we age.

So….is there a way to manipulate NAD to slow down our cells’ age?

There actually is! It’s called nicotinamide riboside (NR), a cutting-edge form of vitamin B3 found in small amounts in milk and is used by the body to boost NAD.  In other words, you need a lot of NAD to give cells their ability to do their work.

To age better, we need higher NAD levels.

Here’s the thing…a company called ChromaDex has the worldwide patent for making NR. ChromaDex’s ingredient portfolio is backed by clinical and scientific research, as well as extensive IP protection that includes NIAGEN® (nicotinamide riboside) and other health ingredients.

ChromaDex developed and made TRU NIAGEN™,  the most trusted NR brand that has been clinically shown to enhance cellular energy production – our body’s most essential energy source, fueling all our functions and critical for defending our cellular health.  

You have no idea how excited I was when I learned about TRU NIAGEN™.  It’s like I have found the fountain of youth!  For the past few weeks, I have been taking TRU NIAGEN™ on a daily basis every single morning.  Although it’s not necessary, I stopped taking my other vitamins so that my body is only absorbing NR.  By doing so, I can provide an accurate review.  

Why I stopped taking vitamins

TRU NIAGEN™ is vegan, vegetarian, nut-free, gluten-free, and contains no artificial colors or flavors.  It is scientifically proven to increase NAD levels, improving cellular metabolism.  Each bottle contains a 30-day supply.  Take two capsules every morning, with or without food.  TRU NIAGEN™ is tested for safety and produced in facilities that meet FDA requirements.  It is also subject to rigorous purity testing.

Why I stopped taking vitamins

Why I stopped taking vitamins

Just like most supplements, vitamins, and even skincare creams, you need time to experience the benefits.  Although I did not turn back to my 20s overnight, I have certainly felt like a 20 year old again in terms of energy.  It’s almost like a reset button was pressed on my brain. I have never had sleeping problems, but ever since taking these supplements, I feel like I have slept in and feel more rested during the day.  

I am taking TRU NIAGEN™ to give my cells the extra boost they need to reduce the effects of aging.  It essentially gives me hope to age better while feeling healthier and stronger.

Why I stopped taking vitamins

If you are also interested in trying TRU NIAGEN™ for yourself, they offer supplies ranging from $35 to $45 per month, depending on how much you order. Try it here.


  1. I think this is really interesting. I’ve never heard of this one before and it’s definitely something that I would love to learn more about. It’s awesome that it’s vegan and gluten free.

  2. It is vegan, vegetarian, nut-free, gluten-free, and contains no artificial colors or flavors. This may lead us to a healthy life. Now I’m going to try to age better.

  3. Well you look amazing so it must be working! 😀 That was very interesting to find out… I also try to be healthy and I’m interested to see if this helps boost my energy.

  4. Jacqui Odell Reply

    I think it’s important to stay healthy and take care of our self because we have to be there for our kids. I take a lot of vitamins in order to do that but after reading this you are making me rethink my strategy.

  5. Elizabeth O Reply

    Oh sounds like an interesting product to try. Vitamins and nutritious foods are really important to our body. I’m a vegan and I think this TRU NIAGEN is something I should check and give a try.

  6. Elizabeth O Reply

    It looks very interesting. and I think it works for you very well. I will definitely check this out.

  7. So important to take care of your self. Interesting information, thank you.

  8. Rebecca Swenor Reply

    I have never heard of these TRU NIAGEN products before but they sound interesting. These are something I will have to look into because they boost the energy and they are gluten free. Thanks for sharing a great review.

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