What you need to know about this coenzyme and why you should add this impressive molecule as a liposomal topical to your skin care regimen.
If you take oral NAD+, or its precursors (NR, NMN, NAM), you may assume you are covered and don’t need to worry about your overall levels of NAD+. But what if there is second way of getting this important coenzyme that not only makes sense but may serve as a twofer.
“the skin is our body’s largest organ”
Think skin, and then think about how liposomal liquidized NAD+ penetrates your skin and facilitates restoring NAD+ levels as it replenishes the skin. Did you know that the skin is our body’s largest organ? (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21087182)
Know your SKIN
Our skin is a big deal – literally – as the largest organ in the body – roughly 21 square feet of skin for an average adult, 300 million skin cells, and 1-2 millimeters thick. A single square inch of skin has about 19 million cells and up to 300 million sweat glands.
“A single square inch of skin has about 19 million skin cells”
Oh and, our skin renews itself every 28 days. (https://forefrontdermatology.com/skin-fun-facts/) If you don’t take your skin seriously, now is a good time to reassess.
Restoring NAD+ Levels in the Body
In other words, if you slacked on your skin care regimen last month, or you spent too much time in the sun without UV protection, you can take steps today and care for your newly renewed skin cells this month.
Of course, hacking your skin care routine should always take photoprotection into consideration, and liposomal NAD+ lotion can help with this.
Luckily NAD+ delivers multiple benefits when applied topically to the skin, and most importantly the actions of this molecule can restore and maintain NAD+ reserves in the body. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5966847/)
“keeping NAD+ levels topped up increases the body’s resilience”
Did you know that NAD+ levels naturally rise and fall in the body, hinging on food intake, activity or exercise, circadian rhythms, and the time of day?
And, because NAD+ levels tumble as we age, compromised immunity may result, so keeping NAD+ levels topped up increases the body’s resilience, on top of delivering tremendous aesthetic benefits to your skin and its health.
What can NAD do for my Skin?
You might be asking, what is the connection between our skin and NAD+. Well, as we mentioned earlier, NAD+ plays a critical role in body metabolism, and that means every biochemical process in your body that keeps you alive is affected by your NAD+ levels and activity.
Topical NAD+ Improves Rosacea
Over the past few decades, topical NAD+ use has been shown to improve Rosacea and other inflammatory conditions of the skin, according to research. Rosacea affects millions of people worldwide, with over 16 million in the U.S. alone. Rosacea is characterized by skin that has dysregulated inflammatory processes. Topical NAD+ has been shown to improve metabolism of skin cells. Its profound antioxidant properties can lessen inflammation that is associated with the damaging effects of free radicals.
Topical NAD+ Can Improve Psoriasis
Over the past few decades, topical NAD+ has proven to be effective at treating a multitude of inflammatory skin conditions. According to this study, it’s effective at treating psoriasis, and without side effects. The NAD+ mitigates cellular damage and lessens inflammation, which leads to a visible improvement in the skin.
Liposomes absorbed through the skin are converted by the body’s tissues to nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+). (https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Niacin-HealthProfessional/)
It turns out that NAD+ when applied topically is nothing short of an extraordinary molecule for your skin, increasing collagen production in the skin, minimizing pores and reducing facial sebum that clogs pores and may cause acne. Topical application also serves as a regular topping up of NAD+ levels in the skin, like filling the skin’s reservoir.
“Liposomes absorbed through the skin are converted by the body’s tissues to NAD+”
The benefits of serums or lotions with NAD+ have been studied and are proving to be substantial. NAD+ is easily absorbed by the outer skin layer, the stratum corneum, or horny layer, which serves to protect the inner layers of the epidermis. (https://sci-hub.tw/https://doi.org/10.1080/03639045.2018.1515220)
The Darling Molecule of Anti-Aging
The NAD+ molecule is paramount to the process of chemical reactions aiding skin to repair damage and to generate new healthy cells.
This format of topical NAD+ delivery is emerging as a phenomenal skin care medium with numerous benefits when applied as a face lotion or serum, or elsewhere transdermally to the skin.
NAD levels replenish in the skin and increase in the body when NAD is topically absorbed. (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-03421-7)
“NAD+ is paramount to the process of chemical reactions for skin to repair damage and to generate new healthy cells”
Chances are that if you follow a healthy daily routine then discerning skin care is something that matters to you, male or female, regardless of age. How can you up your game? More easily than you might think.
NAD+ has potent characteristics that reduce oxidative stress and inflammation – meaning healthier skin – something we should all care about, particularly as we enter our early 40s. (https://www.cell.com/cell-metabolism/pdfExtended/S1550-4131(18)30112-8)
Skin Deep NAD+ Benefits
What are the pros of a topical NAD+ toolkit? In other words, what will using a topical liposomal NAD+ do for your skin? Daily application of NAD+ serum or lotion to the skin provides a plethora of immediate plusses, besides providing moisture, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, and improving your skin’s texture.
“providing moisture, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, and improving your skin’s texture”
It may sound too good to be true but applying NAD+ to your skin regularly will restore collagen, and offer anti-inflammatory benefits. (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1473-2130.2004.00115.x)
The Less Visible Returns
Some of the best rewards of topical NAD+ usage are ones that you can’t actually see happening.
“retaining lushness in the skin”
Keratin plays an important role in skin thickness, and in sustaining a healthy skin barrier, so that moisture is preserved in the skin.
When applied topically, NAD+ stimulates keratin production, increasing skin thickness and enhancing a healthy skin barrier function, and retaining lushness in the skin. (https://www.mdpi.com/2079-9284/6/3/52)
“By the time we reach our 40s we have lost 100% of our natural ceramides in our skin”
Speaking of moisture, ceramides are lipids in the skin that play a sealant role in retaining moisture. As we get older we run out of ceramides. When ceramide levels are low the result is dryness, sensitivity and inflammation.
By the time we reach our 40s we have lost 60% of our natural ceramides in our skin. Liposomal NAD+ to the rescue once again.
NAD+ increases the synthesis of ceramides and other intercellular lipids, leading to a big improvement in the epidermal barrier.
“NAD+ protects the skin against harmful UV rays”
Oh, and if you cut your finger or scrape your knee this topical also speeds up wound healing.
Surprisingly perhaps, NAD+ protects the skin against harmful UV rays, preventing carcinogenesis, and is effective at reducing signs of sun damage as we age.
What about Photoprotection
Skin protects us from multiple environmental stressors like UV radiation, germs, and pollution, but it turns out that our skin is especially vulnerable to UV radiation, which is why we are constantly being told to wear sunscreen and reapply regularly.
“NAD+ is effective at reducing signs of sun damage as we age”
NAD+ is another way to protect your skin from the most damaging of the daily UV rays. Liposomal NAD+ applied topically offers protection to the skin so that it can continue to protect us.
When the skin is exposed to UV radiation (UVA and UVB) without adequate protection, over time the result is photoaging and in many cases the development of skin damage. (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/exd.13819)