Modern medicine has made many advances in aging, its causes, and ways to reverse it. Perhaps the most important among them is Dr. David Sinclair's work, popularized by Tony Robbins. After working for decades, Dr. Sinclair and his team have found that nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) and resveratrol — two naturally occurring chemicals in the human body — might be some of the most important breakthroughs in anti-aging medicine. Let's find out what is the best time to take nmn and resveratrol.
After their discoveries, plenty of studies have been conducted that show their benefits in slowing aging, increasing energy, and improving overall health. However, the best time to use resveratrol and NMN remained a mystery. While the popularity of these supplements continued to rise over the years, no one knew when to take NMN or resveratrol. Some suggested morning is the best time; others said midday and many more went with the conventional use of supplements, i.e., nighttime. But the good news is that scientists have developed newer guidelines for when to take NMN or resveratrol.
Best time take NMN & Resveratrol
According to new research, the best time to take NMN and resveratrol may vary significantly, especially for the different age groups.
When to take Resveratrol
For example, when it comes to resveratrol, young people should take it at night while older people during the midday to achieve maximal efficiency.
When to take NMN
However, the best time to take NMN is not very different for the young and the elderly. While young people should take NMN six hours after waking up, older people can either do the same or take it in the morning, as sometimes NMN gives an energy boost.
Follow the circadian Rhythms
It is well known in medicine that the time to take a medication significantly affects the desired outcomes. The human body has many circadian rhythms (internal clocks), which follow a 24-hour cycle of physical, mental, and behavioural changes. Similarly, the liver has its own circadian rhythm that regulates metabolism in the liver. Since NMN and resveratrol show their effects through the liver, researchers at the University of Waterloo sought to identify whether the time to take these supplements can also have an effect on their desired outcomes.
The researchers developed an age-specific mathematical model that mimicked the circadian rhythm and metabolism in the liver of a young or an old mouse. They found that not only is the best time to take resveratrol different from that of NMN but also there is a significant variation for when to take each among different age groups. However, the research is the first of its kind, and to reach conclusive results, more studies are needed.
But, one thing seems clear: like other medications and supplements, the benefits of NMN and resveratrol are time and age-dependent. Since your body, how you age, and your life quality are all affected by what you eat and the time you eat, you should be mindful of the interactions between them. And the same is the case with NMN and resveratrol. While the researchers continue to find new insights into NMN and resveratrol, you should aim to follow the newer guidelines to achieve the greatest effects.