What is NMN Good For?
What is nmn good for? NMN is a precursor to the coenzyme NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide). Studies in mice show that NAD+ promotes longevity, reduces age-linked weight gain, improves insulin sensitivity, enhances muscle endurance and strength, protects against heart disease and even reverses some aging conditions. NMN may also help improve sperm production and prevent low sperm counts in men.
Does cucumber have NMN?
While the majority of NMN supplements on the market are pure NR, recent studies have shown that NMN is more efficient at increasing NAD levels than NR. Furthermore, NMN is not as hard on the liver as nicotinamide riboside. In a small clinical trial, 13 postmenopausal women with prediabetes and obesity took 250 mg of NMN daily for 10 weeks. They were compared to a group of 12 people who took placebo. The NMN group showed higher insulin sensitivity and signaling in muscle cells.
In addition, NMN has been found to protect skin against ultraviolet B rays, the primary cause of premature skin ageing. This effect is likely due to NMN’s ability to pass through the cell membrane and increase NAD in mitochondria.
Many of the NMN supplements featured here also contain resveratrol, which is known to extend lifespan and slow aging in mammals. However, resveratrol is also a powerful antioxidant and could potentially have some negative side effects if taken in excess, so it’s important to consult with a trained health professional before trying anything too extreme. Fortunately, NMN has very few reported side effects and is safe to take at high doses.