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Weight vs volume

Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:48 am
by tecumseh18
I have the 12 gram bottles of NMN powder. My plan is to take 1 gram per day sublingually, but it just occurred to me, should that be one gram (~1/4 tsp) by volume, or an actual gram of weight?

Sorry if this has been covered before.

ALso, for the David Sinclair-philes in here, he often says he mixes his trans-resveratrol in fat (yogurt) for absorption purposes. I'm not a big dairy guy. Do you think mizing it with a tablespoon of coconut oil should be equally effective?

Re: Weight vs volume

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:34 pm
by AlbertY
I think the 1/4 tsp of NMN is just approximately 1 gram right? You don't need to be super accurate here. And yes, other kinds of fat just works the same.

Re: Weight vs volume

Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:38 am
by Fred
Yes, as Albert said. You can mix it with any fat. It is possible that the emulsion of fat-water-lecithin that is "yogurt" somehow protects and transport resveratrol in the GI tract but you could simulate that by having resveratrol with any mixed meal containing fat.

I would recommend choosing anti-inflammatory monounsaturated olive oil that is heart-healthy and associated with longevity instead of coconut oil though.

Re: Weight vs volume

Posted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:48 am
by Drdavid
Have you taken NAD+/NMN before? You might consider starting at a lower dose and working your way up

Re: Weight vs volume

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:19 am
by AUKC
I've taken mine with both coconut oil and yogurt and both feel the same to me. I guess it's a matter of actual delivery and how beneficial it is. But i've not noticed any difference between the two.

Re: Weight vs volume

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:02 am
by tecumseh18
AlbertY wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:34 pm
I think the 1/4 tsp of NMN is just approximately 1 gram right? You don't need to be super accurate here. And yes, other kinds of fat just works the same.
Yes, 1/4 tsp is the equivalent of 1 gram, BY VOLUME. But I suspect that when people (like Sinclair, who swallows it in pills) say they take 1 gram per day, it's by weight. Is that assumption correct? If so, how what is the volume of one gram (by weight) of NMN. One quarter tsp? Two quarter tsps?

Re: Weight vs volume

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:01 pm
by canadahealthy
tecumseh18 wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:02 am
AlbertY wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:34 pm
I think the 1/4 tsp of NMN is just approximately 1 gram right? You don't need to be super accurate here. And yes, other kinds of fat just works the same.
Yes, 1/4 tsp is the equivalent of 1 gram, BY VOLUME. But I suspect that when people (like Sinclair, who swallows it in pills) say they take 1 gram per day, it's by weight. Is that assumption correct? If so, how what is the volume of one gram (by weight) of NMN. One quarter tsp? Two quarter tsps?
Volume is about 1/4 teaspoon. I some how feel better taking b/w 500 and 600 mg of NMN along with 800 mg of resveratrol, green tea extract capsules, berberine, astaxanthin...

Maybe i want my NMN supply to last longer, but i noticed when i got to about 500mg per day that i could feel a difference in energy, recovery time, even general strength, so I am comfortable just taking a bit more than that, but not a full gram.

Re: Weight vs volume

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:27 pm
by tecumseh18
When all else fails, call the manufacturer. ABN just confirmed to me that 1 teaspoon of NMN power weighs one gram (i.e. the David Sinclair dose). Wow, that's a lot of powder.

Re: Weight vs volume

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:13 am
by Fred
1 g is 1 g, regardless of volume.

It seems that 1 g have the volume of about 5 ml then, according to ABN. My scale doesn't have 0.1 g precision.
tecumseh18 wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:02 am
AlbertY wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:34 pm
I think the 1/4 tsp of NMN is just approximately 1 gram right? You don't need to be super accurate here. And yes, other kinds of fat just works the same.
Yes, 1/4 tsp is the equivalent of 1 gram, BY VOLUME. But I suspect that when people (like Sinclair, who swallows it in pills) say they take 1 gram per day, it's by weight. Is that assumption correct? If so, how what is the volume of one gram (by weight) of NMN. One quarter tsp? Two quarter tsps?

Re: Weight vs volume

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:38 pm
by OzSport
We take it with full fat milk, but since dairy isn't your thing, how about having it with a handful of nuts? Some good fats in nuts, I think?