Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN) is a derivative of Niacin. Niacin is a form of vitamin B3 and is also known as nicotinic acid. Vitamin B3 is one of 13 essential vitamins our bodies need.Nicotinamide Mononucleotide is known as a precursor to NAD+ (Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide), NAD+ is a coenzyme in all living cells and plays a role in processes such as metabolism to DNA repair. Nicotinamide Mononucleotide is a critical component in the production of NAD+ because the body converts Nicotinamide Mononucleotide into NAD+. Since NAD+ levels are critical for keeping the mitochondria working at optimal levels, Nicotinamide Mononucleotide is viewed as one of the more important compounds in regards to maintaining cellular health.
There are a few differences between Nicotinamide Mononucleotide vs Nicotinamide Riboside. Nicotinamide Mononucleotide is not considered a form of vitamin B3 while Nicotinamide Riboside has shown to be a proven form of vitamin B3. In terms of structure, Nicotinamide Mononucleotide molecules are larger and weigh more than Nicotinamide riboside molecules. Nicotinamide Mononucleotide has shown positive effects on NAD+ levels in animal models and is currently being tested in humans.
Nicotinamide Mononucleotide Benefits and Uses
May help promote metabolic function
May help support organ function
May help promote physical activity levels
May help support optimal cellular function
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