Look, I went on Google and spent about an hour trying to pull this NR thing apart so "I" can understand it. This is my understanding of what I have been reading.
1- There are three NAD+ precursors, Nicotinamide Riboside, Niacinamide and Nicotinic.
2-They all achieve the same results.
3- When I Googled Niacinamide what came up was all kinds of sites selling it.
4- The license that Chromadex got from Cornell is about a method of producing of NR.
5-On its site Chromadex says the method of production (Cornell) and its patenting of a product name will allow it to be brought to a mass market, something that has not been done yet.
6-Niacinamide is already being sold to the mass market. Niacinamide along with NR and Nicotinc are precursors doing the same thing.
I am a shareholder in Chromadex and not a part of this fight that is going on. You can say I'm lying but it's not going to change my involvement as a stock holder in Chromadex.
One thing I will say, I DO MY OWN RESEARCH. Then I bring it to this MB. I look for feedback if I have it correct or have misunderstood it. Honestly sitting here making all these caveats seems ridiculous. I
The company THORNES RESEARCH already has a product on the market they call
1- A bottle of Niacinamide is "180 vegetable capsules."
2- It costs $17.05 a bottle
3-Listed ingrediants - "Niacin (as Niacinamide) 500mg" Their product description in full.
4- I got this information from the Thornes Research site. To find it I had to type in NIACINAMIDE in the search box on the Thornes site.
5-As I said you can get the same product for a quarter of the price by GOOGLING THE WORD 'NIACINAMIDE'
It looks like everyone involved is trying to get their own niche with this supplement. Chromadex is trying to show the difference in what they have from everyone else. To do this they throw out "a patent from Cornell" and a patented product name (I think it's Niagin but I forgot). To me it looks like the supplement industry in trying to sell natural compounds has to split hairs to get a sales advantage. But they are all selling the same thing. There is nothing new in this and there is nothing wrong in doing it. Apparently it is a tough industry to get a foothold in. If you look at the ingredients in the different over the counter cold medicines or headache medicines they have the same ingredients. In all the over the counter meds for colds there may be two different ingredients being used. The rest is sales. Like I said I'm a stock holder and I'm gathering info for me. It would be stupid to invest in something and not know what is going on. Besides all this stuff is interesting. I bought into Chromadex about 18 months to 2 years ago. I was on a "Frost" buying jag and bought some. That is what I bought at that time 'Frost.' As painful as it has been I have learned a ton about the company and the industry on this web site and from my own research to collaborate what is said here.