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Ground-breaking scientific discovery

The discovery of 1‑MNA was the result of many years of research at various research sites all over the world. Scientists from Poland, the United States, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Japan, China and Iran have conducted hundreds of studies on the 1-MNA molecule.

The molecule is patented (EP 1713480).

1-MNA is an endogenous, vitamin-derived substance, physiologically present within the human body. 1-MNA belongs to the group of quaternary pyridinium salts and is formed in the human body as a result of liver metabolism.
Metabolic processes slow down with age, so dietary supplementation with this component is recommended for adults.

1-MNA molecule

1-MNA also occurs in natural sources. It can be found in a few foods present in the diet. The richest known sources of 1-MNA are Wakame brown algae (Undaria pinnatifida) and green tea leaves (Camellia sinensis).

To supply an adequate amount of 1-MNA to the body, approximately 2 kg of Wakame algae or green tea leaves would have to be consumed daily.

1-MNA has been subject to in-depth evaluation by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). The results showed that 1-MNA is safe for use.*

* EFSA NDA Panel (EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies), Turck D et all., Scientific Opinion, Safety of 1-methylnicotinamide chloride (1-MNA) as a novel food pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 258/97. EFSA Journal 2017;15(10): 5001.