Nectar7 is a new lineup of Niagen supplements that promises to work as an NAD+ activator to provide anti-aging benefits. Here’s our Nectar7 review.
What is Nectar7?
Nectar7 is a Niagen supplement that is the owner of five international patents. The supplement promises to activate NAD+ within your body, which is an anti-aging molecule purportedly linked to increased physical and mental ability, higher metabolism, and other benefits.
The manufacturer of Nectar7 claims that by taking the supplement daily, you can boost your physical and mental health, raise cognitive function, and increase metabolism. Specifically, they claim that Nectar7 users will reach “100% of [their] mental and physical capabilities.”
In addition to the standard Nectar7 Niagen supplement, the manufacturer has released a Nectar7 Niagen & Collagen supplement that claims to boost the quality of your skin, hair, and joints.
How Does Nectar7 Work?
Nectar7 works using the power of nicotinamide riboside, which is one of the hottest molecules in the anti-aging supplement industry today.
Basically, nicotinamide riboside, acts as a precursor to NAD+, and NAD+ has been linked with certain health benefits.
Nicotinamide riboside, by the way, is just a version of vitamin B3. On its own, it doesn’t do much. But when it enters the body, it binds with proteins, creating an enzyme. That enzyme is nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, better known as NAD+.
Here’s where things get excited: in research studies conducted over the last few years, NAD+ has shown some extraordinary anti-aging benefits.
In one study, conducted by Harvard University in 2013, higher NAD+ levels were shown to significantly reduce the age of mice. These mice performed like mice a third of their age. Scientists compared it to a 60 year old human having the vitality and youthfulness of a 20 year old.
The molecule has actually been studied since 1953, but that 2013 study really brought NAD+ into the limelight.
There’s one obvious problem with NAD+ and Nectar7: neither has been studied extensively in humans. Yes, NAD+ has shown cool benefits in mice, but those benefits have not yet been observed in humans.
However, it’s important to note that Nectar7 does list that it underwent successful human trials. Here’s what the company has to say about that:
“In a recent human study, a single dose of NECTAR7 Niagen® increased NAD+ by approximately 30% in just 8 hours; not 8 days or 8 weeks”
Nevertheless, the manufacturer doesn’t describe where that study took place or where it was published. We don’t know important information – like how many people were involved in that study. Typically, you’d want to widely advertise this information. Even the company’s Science page [Nectar7.com/science] makes little mention of this study or where it took place.
What Exactly is Niagen?
You may have noticed that Nectar7 frequently lists its formula as containing Niagen, and every time the manufacturer mentions Niagen, they put a registered trademark symbol, ®, next to it.
That’s because Nectar7 licenses its Niagen formula from a company named ChromaDex, which is the only company currently producing nicotinamide riboside (NR) for use in consumers. They have branded their NR formula as Niagen.
I’m telling you this because Nectar7 seems to advertise that it’s the first and only commercially available source of NR available in the world today.
That’s not really true: Niagen is the first and only source of NR, and Nectar7 is just a supplement that contains Niagen.
There are several other popular supplements also available today that contain NR, including supplements from Live Cell Research and HPN.
The only major difference between Nectar7 and these other competing supplements is that it’s a relative newcomer to the scene. There are limited reviews for the supplement online at this point.
Nectar7 is priced at the following rates:
— 1 Bottle (60 Capsules): $46.99
— 3 Bottles: $115.62
— 6 Bottles: $211.50
As mentioned above, you can also buy a combination of Nectar7 and collagen mixed together. Here’s what the Nectar7 Niagen & Collagen supplement will cost you:
— 1 Bottle (60 Capsules): $47.99
— 3 Bottles: $118.62
— 6 Bottles: $217.50
Orders priced over $50 will come with free shipping. All purchases made from the Nectar7 come with free shipping.
Refunds are also only available on unopened bottles, and you’ll need to pay your own shipping and handling charges.
To request a refund, contact Nectar7 customer service at (800) 662-8617.
All payments are processed using the secure online form at Nectar7.com, where you can pay via PayPal or any major credit card.
Nectar7’s About Us page describes itself as a:
“global company that focuses on bringing life-enhancing, science-based nutrition and lifestyle supplements to the market.”
Thus far, the company has only released the two products: Nectar7 Niagen and Nectar7 Niagen & Collagen.
The website where Nectar7 is sold was registered in July 2015.
You can contact the manufacturer using this email form: Nectar7.com/contact-us/
Or, call toll-free at 1-800-662-8617 or by emailing [email protected]. The company also lists its mailing address as the following:Nectar7, LLC
12526 High Bluff Dr Suite 210
San Diego, CA 92130
Ultimately, Nectar7 is one of a growing number of NR, or Niagen supplements on the market today that make similar promises about their anti-aging benefits.
While the scientific literature on the benefits of NAD+ is growing, there’s still limited evidence from human trials.
Anecdotally, people who take Niagen supplements like Nectar7 typically report either no benefits, or moderate anti-aging benefits. At this time, Nectar7 is a relatively new supplement that has limited reviews online, making it difficult to determine its benefits. If Nectar7 performs as advertised, then you should experience noticeable anti-aging benefits in terms of your cognitive and physical performance.