NMN stands for nicotinamide mononucleotide, a molecule naturally occurring in all life forms. At the molecular level, it is a ribonucleotide, which is a basic structural unit of the nucleic acid RNA. Structurally, the molecule is composed of a nicotinamide group, a ribose and a phosphate group.
NMN is the direct precursor of the essential molecule nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) and is considered a key component to increase NAD+ levels in cells.
What foods contain NMN?
NMN can be found naturally in foods such as avocado, broccoli, cabbage, cucumber, edamame, mushroom, shrimp and tomato.
What are the benefits?
NMN has been able to suppress age-associated weight gain, enhance energy metabolism and physical activity, improve insulin sensitivity, improve eye function, improve mitochondrial metabolism and prevent age-linked changes in gene expression.
What are the side effects?
Some NAD boosting supplements – when taken at high levels – have been reported to have side effects such as nausea, diarrhoea, flushing, stomach discomfort and indigestion.
What is NMN made out of?
Nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) or Nicotinamide-1-ium-1-β-D-ribofuranoside 5′-phosphate is a type of bioactive nucleotide which is naturally formed by the reaction between a phosphate group and a nucleoside containing ribose and nicotinamide . Generally, it exists in two anomeric forms namely alpha and beta.
What age should you start taking NMN?
If you’re younger than 35, you can start with 250mg/day and after 1-2weeks increase to 500mg to see what feels better. If you’re older than 35, start with 500mg/day, then increase to 1g to see what feels better.
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