The NMN supplements market is booming, but how do you know which are the best options for you?
What are NMN supplements?
The search for the elixir of life has obsessed mankind for centuries. Today, much of that search has focused on supplements – a growing range of products which claim to make you feel healthier, more alert, and keep you younger for longer.
The key element in many of these is nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN). The body uses this molecule to generate NAD+ which is key to biological functions such as cellular energy, metabolic health and the immune system. These functions decline as we age leading to the onset of all sorts of problems including heart disease, cancer and neurological disorders.
Different types of NMN supplements
NMN supplements are gaining traction. The global NMN market is expected to grow to $386 million by 2027, according to data from Precision Reports. New products are appearing on the market by the day and choosing between them can feel difficult. Here are a few products which may help you achieve your healthspan goals.
Tru Niagen NAD+ Booster
The multi-award winning patented NAD+ booster supplement Tru Niagen holds 20+ years of scientific innovation around healthy aging. The full-body supernutrient, Niagen, sustains the 37.2 trillion cells in your body by raising levels of NAD+. Niagen is a patented type of nicotinamide riboside (NR), and one of the most efficient NAD+ boosters out there, backed by 30+ patents, 200+ published scientific studies and 2 Nobel Prize winners.
Tru Niagen addresses cellular energy, defense and repair, as well as healthy aging, heart health and muscle health and recovery.
LIPO NAD+ Complete – Powdered Liposomal NAD+, NMN, & NR
For one of the strongest and fastest acting supplements on the market, look to Liposomal NMN from Renue by Science. This is a powder-based liposomal NMN product which has been shown to be up to six times more bioavailable than liquids. It takes advantage of liposomes – delivery vehicles that transport substances into the body either by facilitating absorption directly in the mouth or by preventing its breakdown by stomach acid. The product comes in 250mg tables and has been FDA inspected and ISO-Certified. At $94.95 for a pack of 90, it is pricey but does promise a high strength and fast acting product.
Elevant Optima Chewable NMN-C
Elevant has been conducting extensive research and investment into NMN supplements over the past couple of years. This work resulted in two major releases last year, one of which, Optima, offers high purity NMN-C in chewable form. This, Elevant says, has been optimized to keep you feeling energized all day long by controlling the tablet’s main ingredient NMN-C. It works within the cells and promises to maintain day long energy and focus while supporting cognitive function, balancing your mood and ensuring a better quality of sleep.
While the product does promise to offer all the long term health benefits of NMN such as better health and longevity, Elevant’s marketing focuses on shorter term benefits in terms of focus and cognition, which people will be more likely to notice immediately.
Elevant Prime NMN supplement
Prime was Elevant’s first offering of 2021. Like Optima, it offers a high purity form of NMN-C in capsule form.
Elevant aims to bring scientific rigour to the supplements market, and launched Prime after acquiring Self-GRAS (Generally Recognised as Safe) status and the results of an OECD toxicology study on NMN-C. The study, which Elevant says was the first of its kind to be undertaken, showed NMN-C to be an ‘extremely well-tolerated option’.
Everything about this launch, says the company, is designed to be “grounded in the most extensive clinical research program to analyze the health benefits of NMN in humans to date.”
In an environment in which many suppliers make bold and over inflated claims about the efficacy of their supplements, Elevant focuses on scientific rigour and analysis, and aims to appeal to those who want to see independent recognition of a company’s claims before committing to a purchase.
Making your choice
These are just some of the NMN products available. As a quick search of the market will reveal there are many others. The best way to check on quality is to look at the ingredients and see which products have been independently tested and approved. If you find a product which is significantly cheaper than the others, you should consider that there may be a very good reason for that.