Everything To Know BEFORE You Buy NMN In The UK (In-Store Or Online)
If you’re focusing on anti-ageing and would like to increase your healthspan as well as your lifespan you’re probably already aware of the benefits of NMN for slowing the ageing process.
A 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.”
As important as lifespan is, many in the UK anti-ageing community are primarily focusing on their healthspan, which is the period of time a person is living in a healthy state, devoid of illness.
In the US for example, while the average lifespan is 79, the average healthspan is only 63.
This means the average citizen is living the last 16 years of their life with an illness, condition or disease.
Which is why many Brits, Irish, Welsh and Scots are supplementing with NMN to support a longer healthspan.
So if you’re wanting to take the purest, pharmaceutical-grade NMN supplements in the UK as part of your longevity routine, here is everything to know before you buy…
5-Point UK NMN Buyer’s Checklist:
#1: Read The Label
What is the country of origin?
It’s advisable to buy NMN made and packed in a country that has transparent supplement manufacturing and labelling standards to ensure you get what you’re paying for.
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: 300mg-500mg
#2: What Form Of NMN Is It?
NMN powder - is exposed to air every time you open the pouch. This can compromise the shelf-life and potentially even the effects of the NMN itself. Powder in capsule form is better.
Liquid/Sublingual Drops - often a bit more expensive than other forms of NMN. There’s a risk of instability if it’s poorly manufactured.
Nasal Spray/Intranasal – in some studies, it’s shown to increase absorption as it’s taken in through the nasal wall into the bloodstream.
Liposomal - where the NMN is placed inside small, fat-like particles. Brands claim this form increases absorption although there is no conclusive evidence of this.
Tablets/Pills – probably the easiest way to take NMN, but make sure you prioritise the purity level of the NMN above convenience.
Chewables/Gummies - come in either lozenges and gummies and are absorbed into the mouth wall and tongue into the bloodstream and finally through the gut.
Capsules - an easy way to take NMN and they have a long shelf life. Buy capsules stored in a tinted UV-rated glass jar as opposed to a plastic container.
#3: What Is The Container The NMN Is Stored In?
Plastic – The majority of plastic supplement containers contain BPA (Bisphenol A), a toxic chemical used in manufacturing plastic.
Studies on BPA report that it has many negative effects on health such as brain issues, hormonal and autoimmune problems.
Glass – Buying NMN in a glass jar is better for you, better for the planet and helps preserve the NMN too. Preferably, find one with tinted UV-rated glass as it shields the NMN from light and heat.
Pouches - This is the worst way to store NMN. They provide the least amount of protection of the NMN as they’re susceptible to heat, not to mention that moisture can affect the powder inside.
Opening, scooping and closing the pouch exposes the NMN to oxygen and therefore oxidation and even contamination of the NMN.
#4: What Is The NMN Purity Level?
The purity of the NMN should be your highest priority. To receive the full benefits of NMN supplementation, find a 99% pure NMN so that it’s absorbed and used by your body in the most efficient way.
Look for a brand that provides a certification of purity from an independent, third party lab.
Also check the date of the certificate as many brands often reference outdated certificates.
#5: Calculate Your Cost Per Gram
Here is a quick, easy calculation to make sure you're getting a good deal:
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 or 7.5g. 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 = £12.00 per gram.
- AlphaCell Labs NMN starts at around £3 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
- Shipping Worldwide (Free Shipping For Orders Over GBP£60 / EUR70€)
- 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?
Studies have shown that taking NMN can lead to 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 Red-Flags To Be Aware Of When Comparing NMN Brands And Supplements
1. Fake Reviews And Website Widgets
- Some unscrupulous websites may use apps that display overly-positive reviews for their products, or even fake popups reporting purchases like ‘Sue from London just purchased!’.
- Check TrustPilot.com for the reviews app they’re using on their site before believing their reviews.
- AlphaCell Labs solely uses Google Reviews and Yotpo Reviews, which rank highly on TrustPilot.
2. Cheap NMN Online (And On Amazon UK)
- If NMN on Amazon UK is cheap (under GBP£30), it likely doesn’t contain the amount of NMN indicated on the label.
- Unfortunately it’s common for dishonest businesses to undercut the competition with low quality NMN.
- They pull you with a low price, selling you an inferior product that may not even contain NMN, or contains low-purity NMN.
Dirty practices of cheap NMN brands:
-They don’t list where it's manufactured, they may display fake reviews on their website and may make outrageous claims of the product’s benefits.
One study showed that 64% of the top-selling NMN brands on Amazon contained less than the claimed NMN or almost none at all.
Amazon is full of cheap NMN, which are revealed in this report. See the report here.
Protect yourself and your health by sourcing a reliable UK 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 here on our website.
3. Cheap Powders
Don’t be drawn in by low-priced NMN in powder form. Exposed powder form is the worst way to store NMN.
In addition, the exposed powder form is often sourced from more than one manufacturer and lumped together into a plastic tub, bucket or bag.
It’s likely to have been stored in a high heat and high humidity facility, which increases the chances of deterioration and contamination.
AND, the more you open and scoop out the powder, you're accelerating the oxidation process and exposure to moisture damage.
This in turn affects the NMN itself and its potential benefits to your health..
Finding a reputable NMN capsule manufacturer such as Australian-based AlphaCell Labs can help you eliminate these problems.
Our NMN contains a precise dose of 500mg of NMN per capsule within a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) factory in Australia.
The GMP facility in which our NMN supplement is produced meets or exceeds all regulatory requirements for supplement manufacturing practices, ensuring quality, purity and safety for you.
The capsules themselves preserve the quality and beneficial effects of the NMN by preventing oxygen from degrading the powder inside the capsule.
They’re then stored in a UV-rated glass jar and then induction-sealed.
4. Contain Only Nicotinamide (But No Actual NMN)
Many retailers try to confuse you by including only 'Nicotinamide' to their product instead of actual 'Nicotinamide Mononucleotide' (NMN).
Nicotinamide is just a form of Vitamin B3, and it’s relatively cheap to produce.
By comparison, Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN) is derived from ribose and nicotinamide through an enzymatic process.
This procedure is costly which is why there’s a large difference in price between Nicotinamide and Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN).
Nicotinamide can cause the well-known side effect of flushing, whereas NMN doesn’t, which is why taking a pure NMN supplement is a lot healthier and safer.
Where In The UK Does AlphaCell Labs Ship To?
AlphaCell Labs ships across the UK to England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland.
So whether you live in major cities like London, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast, 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 in the UK.