Aging is an inevitable part of the cycle of life, and skin disorders are a tell-tale sign of advanced age. But humans have more control over the aging process than we think. Aside from cosmetic and surgical interventions, we can slow or even reverse aging at the cellular level by nourishing our bodies with essential cofactors that support cellular metabolism.
One of the most impactful anti-aging solutions is NAD therapy. Learn how NAD deficiency contributes to skin disorders and aging, and how NAD IV treatment can help you fight back.
Root Causes of Skin Disorders and Premature Aging
The aging process happens cell by cell, fueled by degradation of the cell’s mitochondria and damage to its DNA.
Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a substance found in every cell that carries your genetic code. It is fundamentally an instruction manual that tells your cells how to express themselves in terms of development, function, growth and reproduction. DNA can be damaged internally by oxidative stress from metabolic byproducts, and externally by radiation – including sunlight – or by environmental toxins and viruses.
Mitochondria are organelles within each cell that convert fats and carbohydrates to energy, in the form of ATP. You can think of mitochondria as the energy factories of the cell. The size and number of mitochondria in each cell is dependent on the demand placed on the cell. For example, the muscle cells of an athlete have more and larger mitochondria than those of a sedentary person.
Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD) is a critical molecule that is essential for multiple cellular processes. Without NAD, your cells could not survive. One of the most important functions of NAD is to repair DNA, and another is to support energy production in the mitochondria.
When NAD becomes depleted, it affects cells throughout your body. When your skin cells are NAD-deficient, they can develop disorders that affect your skin’s texture, thickness and appearance.
Common skin disorders stemming from mitochondrial degradation and DNA damage include:
- Abnormal pigmentation
- Thin skin
How NAD Therapy Helps to Improve Skin Disorders and Slow Aging
NAD levels naturally decline as you age, making it more difficult for your cells to function properly. Multiple studies on aging zero in on NAD as a critical missing element that leads to cellular decline throughout your body, accelerating the aging process.
One scientific review noted that at least one out of 10 patients with mitochondrial dysfunction develop various skin disorders, and that deficient NAD levels inhibit DNA repair and lead to mitochondrial degeneration. Supplementation with NAD has been shown to improve mitochondrial homeostasis — a state of optimal function — and to enhance DNA repair mechanisms.
As the largest — and most visible — organ in your body, your skin is exposed to a broad range of environmental toxins and radiation, making its cells vulnerable to damage from external factors. Repairing your skin from the cellular level can only be accomplished by providing the nutritional support needed for mitochondria and DNA repair. NAD IV treatment is a safe and effective way to repair DNA and restore healthy mitochondria.
NAD therapy enhances cellular function throughout your body, not just your skin. People spend billions of dollars a year on anti-aging products that treat the symptoms of aging without providing support at the cellular level. NAD is a coenzyme that your body manufactures from nutritional precursors in your diet. But NAD levels plummet as you age, and most modern diets do not deliver sufficient nutrients to support NAD production.
NAD IV therapy is a fast and effective way to deliver NAD directly to your cells via your bloodstream. Because NAD is classified as a nutrient and not a drug, no prescription is needed for NAD treatment. However, it is important to get the highest quality NAD therapy from a reputable clinic with professional staff.
InVita Wellness is the clinic of choice in Manhattan for NAD IV therapy, IV Vitamin therapy, nutrient injection therapies and cryotherapy. Contact InVita Wellness today for NAD IV therapy, and fight aging from the cellular level for a happier, healthier quality of life.
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