Nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) has gained interest in the scientific community as an anti-aging supplement. NMN can be produced from nicotinamide, a molecule that is found naturally in food. It is a precursor of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+).
NMN is a molecule that can be taken orally as a supplement. Several studies have been conducted to determine whether NMN supplementation has any positive effects.
Studies have shown that NMN can increase the levels of NAD+, which may help slow the onset of age-related complications. NMN is also known to play a role in heart health.
Nicotinamide riboside (NR) is a more advanced form of NMN. NR has been shown to help restore the outer hair cells of mice, which can lead to reduced hearing loss. This product is not recommended for humans yet.
The production of NMN is complex. SRW Laboratories has developed a stabilised form of high purity NMN. They have used metal catalysts and yeast to make the process more efficient. However, this form of NMN might be less effective than 1g of NMN.
NMN has a short shelf life. If it remains on the shelf for longer periods of time, it can degrade into nicotinamide. That’s why companies that produce NMN have to pass purity and contaminant tests.
Some studies have shown that a higher dose of NMN is more effective than NR. A serving of 300 mg of NMN is recommended for humans. However, there are studies that suggest a more moderate dosage of 250 to 500 mg is ideal.