Everything To Know BEFORE You Buy An NMN Supplement In NZ (In-Store Or Online)
If you love the idea of ageing slower or ageing gracefully through an active lifestyle, smart supplementation and healthy living, you’ve probably heard of the benefits of NMN.
With the right lifestyle, nutrition and supplements, you can potentially increase your lifespan as well as your healthspan.
A PubMed article on NMN reports:
“In animal studies, β-nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) supplementation increases nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) concentrations and improves healthspan and lifespan with great safety.”
And while many people value a long lifespan, many in the NZ anti-ageing community are placing an even greater focus on their healthspan.
Healthspan is the length of time a person is living in good health, without chronic illness or disease.
The average lifespan in the USA for example is 79, however, the average healthspan is only 63.
This means the average person is spending the final 16 years of their life with an illness, condition or disease.
Which is why many health-conscious Kiwis are supplementing with NMN to help extend their healthspan and live healthily and actively in their later years.
So if you’d like to discover how a pharmaceutical-grade NMN supplement in NZ can positively support your longevity routine, here is everything to know before you buy…
5-Point NZ NMN Buyer’s Checklist:
#1: Read The Label
Double check the label to find out the country of origin…
Before you take anything internally it’s a good idea to check the country of origin as this will give you an idea of the quality of what you’re considering consuming.
Make sure you buy NMN made and handled in a country that has transparent supplement manufacturing and labelling requirements.
Don’t leave your health to chance.
Consider purchasing NMN originating from one of these countries:
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.
Double-Check The ‘Grams Per Serving’:
- NMN typically comes in these serving sizes: 125mg, 250mg, 500mg, 1000mg
- The recommended daily NMN dosage for men and women is between: 500mg-1000mg
#2: The Form Of NMN Is Important
NMN powder - exposed powder in an open plastic container is possibly the worst way to buy and consume NMN.
Being exposed to oxygen increases the oxidation process and therefore affects the integrity of the NMN. Not to mention potential contamination through repeatedly opening the container.
Buying power encased in a capsule is the better option.
Liquid/Sublingual Drops - drops are often a pricier option due to the manufacturing process.
Keep in mind that there’s a risk of instability if the drops are poorly manufactured, and keep in mind the country of origin for safety reasons too.
Nasal Spray/Intranasal – an intranasal spray means faster absorption into the bloodstream through the nasal wall according to some studies.
Liposomal - liposomal means the NMN is manufactured in a way that it’s inserted within small, fat-like particles.
Although there is no conclusive evidence of increased absorption, many brands claim that it improves absorption.
Tablets/Pills – tablets are probably the most convenient way to take NMN, but as always, check the purity level of the NMN and where it’s made.
Chewables/Gummies - whether it’s lozenges and gummies, these are a novel way to consume NMN and may appeal to some.
Capsules - the capsule protects the integrity of the NMN and makes for easy consumption and longer shelf-life.
For further protection, buy capsules sold in a tinted UV-rated glass jar rather than a plastic container to reduce light and heat exposure.
#3: Packaging Is Everything
Plastic – The great majority of NMN is packed, stored and shipped across the world in plastic containers which contain BPA (Bisphenol A), a toxic chemical used in manufacturing plastic.
Research studies on BPA reveal that it has a number of negative effects on human health such as potential hormone dysregulation, brain function and even autoimmune disease.
Glass – Buying NMN packed, stored and shipped in a glass jar is better for the planet and better for you because it helps preserve the integrity of the NMN.
Find one with tinted UV-rated glass as it further protects the NMN from light and heat.
Pouches - These are the worst way to store, ship and use NMN. They offer the least amount of protection for the NMN as they’re more susceptible to heat, light as well as moisture.
#4: How Pure Is The NMN?
The quality and purity of the NMN you buy should be your absolute top priority.
To fully benefit from NMN supplementation, purchase a 99% pure NMN so that it absorbs faster and can be used by your body in the most efficient way.
Find a reputable brand that provides a certification of purity from an independent, third party lab.
And double-check the date on the certificate as many brands promote outdated certificates.
#5: Calculate The Cost-Per-Gram
To make sure you’re getting a good deal, use this calculation:
Multiply the number of capsules in the bottle by the milligrams (mg) per capsule:
Eg. If the bottle has 30 Capsules of 250 mgs per capsule 30x250 = 7500 mgs or 7.5g. The bottle therefore contains 7.5 grams (or 7500 mgs)
Then divide the price of the bottle by the grams:
Eg. If the product costs $90, it’s $90 / 7.5 = $12.00 per gram.
- AlphaCell Labs NMN starts at around $4.7 per gram, and reduces with customer loyalty discounts.
With AlphaCell Labs Pure NMN Supplement, You Receive:
- Australian-Made NMN (Pure Nicotinamide Mononucleotide)
- Manufactured In a GMP 'Good Manufacturing Practices' Facility
- Free Shipping To NZ For Orders Over NZD$110)
- 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 Published Benefits Of NMN?
Studies have shown that taking NMN can potentially lead to benefits such as…
- 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 Biggest Mistakes To Avoid When Comparing NMN Brands And Supplements
1. Fake Buyer Reviews And Website Purchases
- Some low-integrity websites may use apps that list overly-positive reviews for their NMN, or even use fake popups showing purchases like ‘James from Auckland just purchased!’.
- Double-check TrustPilot.com for the reviews app they’re using on their site before being taken-in by such reviews.
- AlphaCell Labs solely uses Google Reviews and Yotpo Reviews, which rank highly on TrustPilot.
2. Cheap NMN Online (And On Amazon NZ)
- If you see a cheap NMN product on Amazon NZ (under NZD$60), it’s unlikely to contain the amount of NMN listed on the label.
- Sadly, it’s common for unscrupulous operators to undercut the competition with low quality NMN, and you, the buyer suffers.
- They lure you in with a cheap price and sell you a sub-standing product that may not even contain NMN, or contains low-purity NMN.
Underhanded practices of cheap NMN brands:
-Dodgy brands often don’t list where the NMN is manufactured; they may display false or misleading reviews on their website or may display ridiculous claims about the product’s benefits.
One interesting study showed that 64% of the top-selling NMN brands on Amazon contained less than advertised amounts of NMN, or in some cases, no NMN at all.
Amazon unfortunately offers many cheap NMN products. These are all revealed in this report.
Look after your health by only purchasing a proven, well-reviewed NZ NMN supplement that displays a third-party lab report proving their NMN is high-purity.
AlphaCell Labs guarantees the NMN content of our capsules is 99.5% pure. Find our independent lab report here on our website.
3. Cheap And Nasty Powders
Don’t be sucked in by low-priced NMN in powder form on websites or Amazon.
Exposed powder form is the worst quality NMN and has likely been exposed to light and heat during manufacturing, packing, shipping, or all three.
Not only that, exposed powders are often sourced from several manufacturers and dumped together into a plastic tub, bag or bucket.
Because of these, there’s a high likelihood that the NMN has been stored in one or more high heat, high humidity facilities, which increases the chances of contamination and deterioration.
In addition, each time you open and scoop out the powder, you're speeding up the oxidation process and increasing potential moisture damage.
The downstream effect is that the NMN potential benefits to you are significantly reduced (or worse).
Sourcing and buying from a reputable NMN capsule manufacturer such as Australian-based AlphaCell Labs helps you avoid problems and instead, benefit from a quality product.
Our NMN contains a precise dose of 500mg of NMN per capsule, being manufactured within a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) factory in Australia.
The GMP facility in which our NMN supplement is manufactured, packed and shipped meets or exceeds all regulatory requirements for supplement manufacturing practices, ensuring you receive a quality, pure and safe product.
And of course, the capsules themselves preserve the integrity and beneficial effects of the NMN by preventing oxidation of the powder inside the capsule.
We then store the capsules in a UV-rated glass jar and then induction-seal it.
4. Contains Nicotinamide BUT No Actual NMN
Many dodgy brands attempt to mislead you by adding only 'Nicotinamide' to their product instead of actual 'Nicotinamide Mononucleotide' (NMN).
Nicotinamide is nothing more than a form of Vitamin B3, and it’s relatively cheap to manufacture.
In comparison, Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN) is derived from ribose and nicotinamide through an enzymatic process.
This entire procedure is a costly exercise which is why there’s a significant difference in price between Nicotinamide and Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN).
Nicotinamide is known for it’s common side-effect of flushing, whereas proper NMN doesn’t.
This is why taking a pure NMN supplement is a better, healthier and safer choice.
Where in NZ Does AlphaCell Ship To?
AlphaCell Labs ships across NZ to Auckland, Dunedin, Christchurch, Hamilton, Wellington, Napier, Queenstown and beyond.
So whether you live in a city or a smaller town, you can have high-quality NMN on your doorstep within 3-5 days.
Read more or order our high-purity, pharmaceutical-grade NMN available in NZ.