At present, more and more people have started to take NMN. Many people do not know what NMN is and what is the difference between NMN and other supplements for the first time.
1. What is NMN?
The full name of NMN is Nicotinamide Mononucleotide. The anti-aging effect of NMN has been confirmed by many biological and academic circles. Many internationally renowned magazines, such as "Science", "Cell", "Nature" and so on, have published positive articles about NMN. It is one of the best ingredients for anti-aging.
The main purpose of taking NMN is to supplement NAD+, which is a substance present in every cell and plays an important role in the metabolism of the human body.
It can help sugar, fat, and amino acids to be converted into energy, and can also be used as an essential component of some special enzymes (DNA repair enzyme PARP, life extension enzyme Sirtuins, cyclic ADP ribose synthase CD38/157).
NAD+ is a key substance to maintain the normal functioning of the human body, but as we age, the content of NAD+ will decrease, leading to various health problems. Therefore, by supplementing with NAD+, the effects of aging can be effectively counteracted.
2. How is NMN different from other supplements?
Both NMN and NR are NAD+ precursors, which need to be converted into NAD+, while NADH is decomposed into NAD+, and at the same time, it can release energy and give cells extra vitality.
In terms of conversion step efficiency: NMN and NADH are more efficient than NR, and NR is more efficient than NAD+; but in terms of carrier transport proteins, NR carriers are more efficient than NMN and NADH carriers, and NMN and NADH are more efficient than NAD+ carriers.
And in clinical research, the effect of direct supplementation of NAD+ is not obvious, which is related to the metabolism in the body. Although NADH has a better effect of replenishing energy, it is extremely difficult to preserve. If it is not professionally processed, it will directly decompose NAD+ before eating.
In general, it is still recommended to take NMN as the main product, supplemented by NADH finished products or NR.
*Special note - This article is for informational purposes only and cannot replace a doctor's treatment diagnosis and advice. It should not be regarded as a recommendation or proof of efficacy of the medical products involved. If it involves disease diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation, please be sure to go to a professional medical institution to seek professional advice.