Everything To Know BEFORE You Buy An NMN Supplement In Europe (In-Store Or Online)
If you’re considering buying NMN anywhere in Europe, from France to Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain or beyond, it’s important to get the facts to ensure you’re consuming a high-purity NMN supplement from a reputable retailer or manufacturer.
You probably already know about the benefits of NMN for slowing the process of ageing and increasing your healthspan.
An interesting PubMed article reports:
“In animal studies, β-nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) supplementation increases nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) concentrations and improves healthspan and lifespan with great safety.”
Many in the European anti-ageing community are focused on healthspan, which is the length of time a person is living in good health, without illness.
As an example, in the USA, even though the average lifespan is 79, the average healthspan is much lower at 63.
Imagine living the last 16 years of your life with a debilitating or terminal illness, condition or disease?
Which is why many Europeans, from France, Germany, The Netherlands, Scandinavia, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Greece and beyond are supplementing with NMN to support and lengthen their healthspan.
If you’d like to take the highest-purity, pharmaceutical-grade NMN supplements in Europe as part of a balanced longevity plan, here is everything to know before you buy…
5-Point European NMN Buyer’s Checklist:
#1: Read The Label
Find Out The Country Of Origin/Manufacture
For the sake of your health it’s crucial to buy NMN manufactured and packaged in a country with transparent supplement manufacturing and labelling standards to ensure you get a high-quality supplement.
Top tier countries: NMN products Manufactured Australia, Canada, Switzerland,
2nd tier countries: NMN products manufactured in USA, UK, northern European countries
3rd tier countries: NMN products manufactured in: China, Vietnam, Thailand or India.
Read The ‘Grams Per Serving’:
- NMN comes in several serving sizes: 125mg, 250mg, 500mg, 1000mg
- The recommended daily NMN dosage for men and women is between: 500mg-1000mg
#2: Choose The Best Form Of NMN
NMN powder - if the power isn’t enclosed in a capsule it’s exposed to oxygen each time the container is opened which compromises the shelf-life and potentially even the beneficial effects of the NMN itself. Avoid powder unless it’s in a capsule.
Liquid/Sublingual Drops - usually costlier than other forms and if it’s poorly manufactured, there’s a risk of instability.
Nasal Spray/Intranasal – absorbed through the wall of the nasal passages, it enters the bloodstream faster, avoiding gut absorption.
Liposomal - liposomal NMN is where the NMN is placed inside small, fat-like particles. Some brands suggest this form increases absorption although no conclusive evidence is available.
Tablets/Pills – a common way to take NMN, but the purity level is often questionable with this form as it’s easier and cheaper to manufacture.
Chewables/Gummies - these are often lozenges and gummies that you chew or suck on to absorb the NMN via the mouth wall into the bloodstream. These may contain other nasty filler ingredients so be sure to read the label.
Capsules - a convenient way to store and take, and they have a long shelf life. Purchase capsules stored in a tinted UV-rated glass jar as opposed to a plastic container for health reasons, the environment and to preserve the quality and effect of the NMN.
#3: How Is The NMN Packaged And Stored?
Plastic – Most plastic supplement containers contain BPA (Bisphenol A), a toxic chemical used in manufacturing plastic.
Studies on BPA reveal that it has many negative effects on human health such as brain problems, hormone disregulation and autoimmune diseases.
Glass – Buying NMN in a glass bottle/jar is better for you, better for the environment and helps preserve the quality and longevity of the NMN. Find a brand that uses tinted UV-rated glass as it protects the NMN from light and heat.
Pouches - This cheapest and most toxic way to store NMN. Pouches are often thin plastic (containing BPA) and are susceptible to heat, light and moisture damage.
And each time you open, scoop and close the pouch or plastic container, the NMN is exposed to oxygen, therefore initiating the oxidation process which affects the quality and potential benefits of the NMN.
#4: Double-Check The NMN Purity Percentage
The purity of the NMN you take should be your top priority. To fully benefit from NMN supplementation, look for a 99% pure NMN so that you achieve maximum absorption and benefit.
Buy from a brand that backs up their purity claims with a certification of purity from an independent, third party lab.
Double-check the date of the certificate too as many brands often reference outdated certificates.
#5: How Much Will You Pay Per Gram?
There’s a fast, easy formula to make sure you're getting a good price per gram:
Multiply the number of capsules in the bottle by the milligrams (mg) per capsule:
Eg. If the bottle has 30 Capsules of 250mgs per capsule 30x250 = 7500mg The bottle therefore contains 7.5 grams (or 7500mg)
Then divide the price of the bottle by the grams:
Eg. If the product costs 90€, it’s 90€ / 7.5 = 12€ per gram.
- AlphaCell Labs NMN starts at around 3,5€ per gram, and reduces with customer loyalty discounts.
Buying AlphaCell Labs Pure NMN Supplement Means You Receive:
- Australian-Made NMN (Pure Nicotinamide Mononucleotide)
- Manufactured In a GMP 'Good Manufacturing Practices' Facility
- Shipping Worldwide (Free Shipping For Orders Over EUR60€)
- NO Dairy, NO Soy, NO Gluten, NO Fillers/Additives Or Preservatives
- 500mg Per Capsule (Double Most Other Brands)
- 3rd Party Certified Above 99.5% Purity
- Packed In UV-Rated Glass (No BPA Plastic)
- Induction-Sealed Lid
- Vegan Friendly
- 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
- Discounts For Returning Customers
- World-Class 24/7 Customer Service
What Are Some Benefits Of NMN?
Several research studies show that taking NMN can lead to one or more of these benefits…
- Enhance energy metabolism
- Improved insulin sensitivity
- Improved mitochondrial metabolism
- Reduce drowsiness
- Improved muscle responsiveness
- Improved cognitive function
- Slowed skin ageing
- Heart health benefits
- Improved sleep
- Improved memory
Buyer Beware: 4 Deal-Breakers To Watch Out For When Comparing NMN Brands And Supplements
1. Fake Reviews And Customer Purchases
- Some dishonest brands often use apps that list overly-positive reviews for their products, or even use fake popups reporting purchases like ‘Emile from Paris just purchased!’.
- Visit TrustPilot.com to find the reviews app they’re using on their site before believing their claims and reviews.
- AlphaCell Labs solely uses Google Reviews and Yotpo Reviews, which rank highly on TrustPilot.
2. Cheap NMN Online (And On Amazon FR, DE, NL, etc)
- If the NMN you see on any European Amazon site is cheap (under EUR40€), there’s a good chance it doesn’t contain the amount of NMN reported on the label.
- Some dishonest businesses try to undercut the competition with low prices and equally low quality NMN.
- They lure you in with a cheap price and sell you a substandard product that likely contains low-purity NMN, an amount less than advertised or worse, no NMN at all.
Underhand practices of cheap NMN brands:
-Cheap brands often don’t mention where the NMN is manufactured; they often display fake buyer reviews on their website and even make outrageous claims about the product’s benefits.
One recent study revealed that 64% of the top-selling NMN brands on Amazon contained less than the listed NMN or almost none at all.
Unfortunately Amazon is loaded these dishonest brands selling cheap NMN, which you can see in this report. Read the report here.
Look after yourself and your health by sourcing and buying a reliable NMN supplement that has been third-party lab-tested proving their NMN is high-purity.
AlphaCell Labs guarantees the NMN content of our capsules is 99.5% pure. Find our independent lab report on our NMN product page.
3. Cheap Powders
Low-priced NMN in powder form can be appealing at first. But remember that the exposed powder form is the worst way to buy and store NMN.
Not only that, often, the exposed powder form is sourced from multiple manufacturers or middle men and thrown together into a plastic tub, bucket or bag.
The chances are that it’s likely to have been stored incorrectly too.
Deterioration and contamination will be an issue if the NMN is stored in a high heat, high humidity facility or exposed to light.
And opening and scooping out the power speeds up the oxidation process and increase the risk of moisture damage.
This may render the NMN useless as a health supplement.
Purchasing from a reputable NMN capsule manufacturer such as Australian-based AlphaCell Labs can help you bypass these risks.
Our NMN contains a precise dose of 500mg of NMN per capsule, manufactured and packed in a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) factory in Australia.
The GMP facility that produces our NMN supplement meets or exceeds all regulatory requirements for supplement manufacturing practices, ensuring you receive a quality, pure and safe product.
The capsules themselves help to preserve the purity and beneficial effects of the NMN by preventing oxygen from degrading the powder inside the capsule.
Then we pack the capsules into a UV-rated glass jar and it’s then induction-sealed.
4. Contains Only Nicotinamide (But No Actual NMN)
Many brands and retailers try to confuse you by mentioning their product contains 'Nicotinamide' instead of actual 'Nicotinamide Mononucleotide' (NMN).
Nicotinamide is nothing more than a form of Vitamin B3, and it’s pretty cheap to produce.
Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN) however is derived from ribose and nicotinamide through an enzymatic process, which is a costly process.
This is the reason why there’s a big difference in price between Nicotinamide and Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN).
Nicotinamide has a reported well-known side effect of flushing; whereas NMN doesn’t, which is why taking a pure NMN supplement is safer and healthier.
Where In Europe Does AlphaCell Ship To?
AlphaCell Labs ships across Europe to France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Switzerland, Austria, The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Ireland and beyond.
So whether you live in major cities like Paris, Berlin, Rome, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Dublin or smaller cities and towns, you can have high-quality NMN on your doorstep within 3-5 days.
Read more or order our Pharmaceutical-Grade NMN available across Europe.