- Naturally helps to reverse of the ageing process, extending longevity.
- May have notable improvements to muscle health, insulin resistance and reduced inflammation.
- Precursor of NAD+, used to repair compromised communication channels between cells.
Nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) is a precursor of NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine nucleotide) and NADH biosynthesis, delivered in vegetarian capsules and providing anti-ageing benefits. This new compound should not, however, be confused with nicotinamide riboside (NR) and other substances already on the market even though they may share certain properties, particularly at a genetic level; NMN is significantly more powerful than NR.
Finding a way of stopping the ageing process has been the stuff of dreams for generations. But now it's on the way to becoming reality as Australian and American scientists believe they've found a way of not just pausing the ageing process but rewinding it.
At a conference on the biology of ageing organised by the Ellison Medical Foundation, Dr Shin-Ichiro Imai demonstrated that sirtuins are necessary for calorie restriction to be able to improve the activity of orexin, a brain hormone which enhances cells' sensitivity to insulin and prevents increases in body fat.
However, sirtuins alone are not enough - cellular NAD+ must also be present for these beneficial processes to work. The problem is, levels of NAD+ decline both with age and as a result of a high-fat diet. The good news, according to Dr Imai, is that in NMN-treated mice, researchers observed an increase in NAD+ synthesis, suggesting NMN could be a potential treatment for type 2 diabetes.
Found in all living cells, NAD+ is a coenzyme involved in redox reactions. It consists of two nucleotides linked by their phosphate group. One nucleotide contains an adenine, the other a nicotinamide. It helps enzymes transfer electrons during redox reactions to form ATP and is thus an aid to energy supply.
However, levels decline with age - the NAD+ in an older person's cells will have fallen by more than 50%. The mitochondria then produce less energy and cells age. Fortunately, this process is not irreversible and intercellular energy mechanisms can be restored if levels of NAD+ are increased.
In addition, NAD is an essential cofactor of key longevity enzymes called sirtuins, activating them directly. Sirtuins play a fundamental role in life expectancy as they deactivate particular genes that lead to ageing via inflammatory processes. Thus the combined fall in sirtuins 1 and 3, and in NAD+, can cause cerebral degeneration, vascular inflammation, fatigue, loss of muscle strength, increased fat stores around the liver and abdomen and insulin resistance leading directly to metabolic syndrome. All of these processes can be reversed by means of calorie restriction or supplementation with nicotinamide mononucleotide.
The mitochondria are at the heart of the problem. When they stop communicating properly with the cell nucleus, it is almost as if the cells are deprived of their energy source or battery - their nuclei shrink and ageing becomes inevitable. For Professor David Sinclair, “The ageing process can be compared to a married couple - when they're young, they communicate well, but over time, that communication breaks down. And just as with a married couple, restoring communication solved the problem”.
This scientist therefore sees the decline in mitochondrial function and communication as a reversible process. He explains that NAD+ is the central pillar of cell communication but that it decreases sharply with age - until now, the only known way of preventing this loss has been through intensive exercise or calorie restriction.
In addition to this innovative formulation, you may also be interested in other anti-ageing supplements available to buy at Supersmart, that offer effective and long-lasting protection from the effects of ageing. The potent AMPK Booster, for example, is formulated to reactivate AMPK, a key enzyme of metabolism, levels of which decline with age. The complex Natural Rapalogs contains five natural inhibitors of mTOR proteins, inhibition of which may combat premature ageing. You can also benefit from the optimised formulation Longevity Nutrients which combines a selection of natural anti-ageing nutrients.
Buy Nicotinamide Mononucleotide capsules to naturally fight the ageing process.
|Daily serving: 1 capsule
Number of servings per box: 30
|Amount per dose|
|Nicotinamide Mononucleotide||125 mg|
|Other ingredients: Acacia gum|