NMN Science

What is NMN

Nicotinamide Mononucleotide, also known as NMN is an entirely natural compound found in our bodies that has been scientifically synthesized and found to be a powerful anti-aging and longevity supplement. It is a direct precursor of the essential molecule Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD+) and is understood to be a key component to increasing NAD+ levels in cells. NAD+ is an essential coenzyme that is essential for a multitude of cellular functions. Importantly, NAD+ is the 2nd most abundant molecule in the human body with water being the first and without NAD+ we would die in around 30 seconds.

 

Why is it important?

It is well understood that the levels of NAD+ fall progressively as we age, and by the time we are 50, our NAD+ levels are about 50% of what they were when we were 20. This decrease in NAD+  is fundamental to our ability to defend from age-related illnesses and slow down the aging process.

 

Additionally, NMN has been found to possess numerous potential health-related benefits including:

  • Fighting against metabolic disorders
  • Regulating and improving heart functions
  • Reducing Neurodegeneration
  • Strengthening the immune system
  • Preventing age-related diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, cataracts, Alzheimer’s disease, etc.

 

Prominent longevity scientist at Harvard, David Sinclair, says, “Feeding or administering NAD+ directly to organisms is not a practical option. The NAD+ molecule cannot readily cross cell membranes to enter cells, and therefore would be unavailable to positively affect metabolism. Instead, precursor molecules to NAD+ must be used to increase bioavailable levels of NAD+.”  This means NAD+ cannot be used as a direct supplement because it is not easily absorbed. NAD+ precursors are more easily absorbed than NAD+ and are more effective supplements.