There are too many NMN products on the market, and they emerge in endlessly. Especially for novices who have little knowledge of NMN, the brands alone are enough to dazzle them.
However, it should be noted that not all β-Nicotinamide Mononucleotide products are safe and effective. Today, I want to talk about how to choose a reliable NMN brand.
Generally speaking, through the following points, we can basically judge whether an β-Nicotinamide Mononucleotide product is truly safe and effective.
1. Look at the place of origin
It recommended that you choose products whose origin the United States, because it Professor David Sinclair of Harvard Medical School in the United States who the first to discover and confirm that NMN has anti-aging effects. Therefore, the United States has the most in-depth and mature production technology and industry standards in NMN research.
Currently, only the United States and Japan use β-Nicotinamide Mononucleotide as a legal dietary supplement in the world, and the safety of imports from other countries may not guaranteed.
Someone previously said that “NMN has removed from the shelves in the United States.” Since the United States developed β-Nicotinamide Mononucleotide as a new drug, NMN can no longer sold in the United States as a health supplement.
Therefore, the delisting storm has nothing to do with the efficacy and safety of β-Nicotinamide Mononucleotide itself,
but the interests among pharmaceutical companies.
Although NMN cannot sold on Amazon, it can sold on other shopping platforms in the United States. This has little impact on domestic consumers. We can still purchase genuine American NMN through legal cross-border imports (shopping platforms such as JD.com and Tmall).
2. Look at technology
There are three extraction methods for β-Nicotinamide Mononucleotide, namely fermentation method, chemical synthesis method and biological enzyme catalysis method. The first two methods must protected from lightning!
The fermentation method, mainly represented by NMN products imported from Japan, produced by microbial fermentation. The cost of raw materials is high, the production efficiency is low, and large-scale production is not possible. If you see a brand with low content but high price, these products can passed because the price/performance ratio is very low.
Chemical extraction method, this method has a simple process and low cost, but it has a fatal problem, that is, it will produce impurities and the purity is not high, so it is very unsafe.
NMN is a long-term consumable product. If it contains impurities, it may accumulate in the body, which may cause damage to the human gastrointestinal tract, liver and kidney functions in the long run.
In addition, if there are too many impurities, it is easy to oxidize and deteriorate, making it difficult to store and affecting the shelf life. Brands that use this technology generally have lower prices, so it is best not to choose a brand that is too low-priced, as there is a high possibility of being scammed.
Biological enzyme catalysis technology simulates the production process of NMN in the human body. The threshold high and the technology is advanced. The β-Nicotinamide Mononucleotide extracted by this method has extremely high purity. Generally speaking, the purity can reach more than 99.9%. It is currently the most commonly used technical method. The main cost comes from the catalytic enzyme, so the cost will not be too low.
3. Look at the price
Brands with a purity of more than 99.9% have little difference in absorption and utilization rates. They basically extracted from biological enzyme catalytic technology, and their safety guaranteed. No matter which brand, on the premise that the price is similar, the higher the overall content, the better the price/performance ratio.
If the prices are different, you can calculate the price per mg through the formula “price ÷ total content” and then compare:
For example, a bottle of Redisu NMN priced at 960 yuan, containing 15,000 mg of NMN (and 12,000 mg of rare ginsenosides added). Excluding the rare ginsenosides, it costs about 400 yuan, and the price of NMN is about 0.037 yuan/mg.
Compared with a certain gold NMN brand on JD.com, a bottle priced at 999 yuan, containing 12,000 mg of NMN. The price of NMN is about 0.083 yuan/mg. In other words, in terms of content, the price is more than twice as expensive!
Therefore, choosing the NMN brand also depends on cost-effectiveness, which can help us save a lot of money.