Frequently Asked Questions
What is NMN?
NMN is a Vitamin B3 (niacin) derivative. It occurs naturally and can be obtained from dietary sources such as fruits, milk, and vegetables. In the body, NMN is used to generate nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+)— one of the oldest molecules on earth that empowers every cell in our bodies.
Does NMN have any side effects?
Scientists have researched NMN extensively. To date, there is no evidence that shows any negative side effects. However, storing NMN in a warm environment can cause the supplement to degrade which can cause side effects. Always keep NMN in a cool environment or in the fridge.
Do I have to take NMN with Resveratrol?
We recommend to take NMN and Liposomal Resveratrol or Preservage together for enhanced effects as they have a synergistic effect. NMN boosts NAD+ levels, crucial for energy production and cellular function, whilst Preservage activates the Sirtuin genes, associated with longevity and regulating cellular processes. Together, they enhance each other's effects on cellular energy production and repair mechanisms. This combined action could offer better cellular protection and support against aging-related decline.
What's the difference between NMN powder and NMN capsules?
Our NMN powder, taken sublingually under your tongue, goes directly into your bloodstream and starts to work immediately. Our NMN capsules are just as good, but they have to reach your stomach first before they start work. Thus, it comes down to preference.
Can NMN reverse menopause?
Research indicates that NMN may be effective in slowing down and possibly even reversing menopause. In a study, the DNA and chromosomes in the egg cells of post-menopausal subjects were normalized to the equivalent of a younger egg cell, and subjects were able to once more reproduce.
Can NMN become unstable and degrade over temperatures of 4°C? What do you do to ensure that your NMN will not degrade?
NMN production techniques can differ immensely. However, at Youth & Earth we can confirm that our NMN is stable at extreme temperatures and has been tested up 40°C (104°F) and 75% relative humidity for three months with little or no degradation in purity.
Our turnover is high, so we are receiving new batches on a regular basis. However, while waiting manufacturing and shipment our NMN is stored in cold storage. If you buy it and don't intend to use it in less than three months, we recommend you to store it in the fridge.
What is the best way to take NMN?
For best results we recommend to take NMN in the morning on an empty stomach, whether taking the capsules or the powder form.
If you are taking the capsule form we recommend to take them with a glass of water.
If you have opted for the powder form, we recommend to place a scoop (or 2 scoops, depending on your recommended dosage) under your tongue and simply let it dissolve. If you find the taste slightly sour, you can mix the powder in a glass of water, smoothie, or a yogurt bowl. Please do not blend the powder, and only add to a smoothie/juice once blended and mix with a spoon.
How long do I need to take NMN before I start seeing results?
Individual responses to NMN vary, as metabolism can affect how quickly the body processes and utilizes NMN. However, you may notice enhanced energy, memory, and cognitive functions in the first couple weeks. Followed by improved insulin sensitivity within the first two months of taking NMN, and a significant reduction in biological age could be observed within 3-4 months.
What is the difference between NMN and NR (Nicotinamide Riboside)?
NMN and Nicotinamide Riboside (NR) are both precursors to NAD+ (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide), an essential molecule involved in energy metabolism and cellular functions. However, they differ in their chemical structures:
NMN directly converts to NAD+ in cells without the need for intermediate steps. NMN has a larger molecular size compared to NR.
NR is a form of vitamin B3 and is converted into NAD+ via a few steps in the body. NR supplements enter the cells and are converted to NMN before becoming NAD+.
Both compounds aim to increase NAD+ levels, supporting various biological processes linked to aging, energy production, and cellular repair. Though they have a common goal, their paths in how they're metabolized within the body differ.
Are there natural food sources of NMN?
NMN itself isn't typically found in high amounts in food. However, some food sources contain precursors or compounds that could boost NMN levels indirectly by supporting its synthesis within the body:
Vegetables - Broccoli, cabbage, edamame, and cucumbers contain small amounts of nicotinamide riboside (NR), which is a precursor to NMN.
Fruits - Avocado, tomatoes, and some fruits like oranges and strawberries contain trace amounts of nicotinamide riboside.
Dairy - Milk and other dairy products contain some amounts of NR and other vitamin B3 forms, which can contribute indirectly to NAD+ production.
While these sources may contain precursors to NMN or related compounds, obtaining significant NMN directly from food is challenging. Thus, NMN supplements are often used to elevate NMN levels more effectively.