Longevity supplements have come on in leaps and bounds in the last few years, and one of the most successful products is nicotinamide mononucleotide – NMN. NMN is popular because it’s a precursor of NAD+, a molecule every organism needs to power hundreds of processes in your body, including repairing damage, fighting infection, combating inflammation, fuelling brain function and slowing the effects of aging.
But Elevant have gone one better; not only has it partnered with the world-renowned Buck Institute for Research on Aging to produce pharma grade NMN that is pure, highly stable, and shown to have higher tolerability than other forms of NMN, but it has leveraged its scientific research and knowledge to map out a routine for longevity.
NMN – a crucial building block for longevity
There is almost no biological process that doesn’t need NAD+. However, like all molecules, it’s made from other things and NMN is the direct precursor of this essential molecule, making NMN a critical component for health and wellbeing. Research has shown that supplementing with NMN is an effective way to boost NAD+ levels, helping your body maintain critical functions, repair damage and slow the effects of aging .
Based on studies demonstrating NMN’s ability to boost NAD+, Elevant uses a uniquely synthesised form of NMN, called NMN-C.
“There are several products on the market prepared to raise NAD levels, including nicotinamide riboside, or nicotinamide mononucleotide, NMN,” explains Eric Verdin, MD, President of The Buck Institute. “What differentiates the NMN-C used in Elevant is that it is fully synthetic. In contrast, other NMN products on the market actually use enzymatic products from bacteria for the last step of the synthesis. And so, this fully synthetic product is likely to be pure and more efficient at raising NAD levels.”