They say beauty is skin deep, but it is important to remember that your skin is made of cells that form beneath the surface, and those cells are nourished by oxygen and nutrients delivered via your bloodstream. As your body ages, your cells can begin to lose some of their youthful properties, causing skin to sag and lose its resilient elasticity.
More specifically, cellular decay seems to be caused by a breakdown of your cells’ mitochondria, tiny organelles that use oxygen to make energy. Healthy youthful cells have larger mitochondria, in greater numbers. As you age, mitochondrial quality and activity decline, leading to a number of age-related health conditions. While it is not known exactly what causes mitochondria to deteriorate, we do know that older cells have lower levels of a molecule called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, or NAD.
NAD and Aging
There are many things that contribute to the aging process, including poor nutrition, lack of exercise, smoking, poor sleep habits and chronic stress. But even if you exercise, eat healthy and live a healthy lifestyle, your cellular NAD can become depleted.
Symptoms that your cells’ mitochondria are deteriorating include:
- Fatigue and reduced energy levels
- Loss of lean muscle and increased body fat
- Prolonged healing time for cuts and scrapes
- Muscle pain and weakness
- Low tolerance for exercise
- Fine lines and wrinkles in the skin
The good news is that scientists have uncovered a precursor to NAD production, a nutrient called nicotinamide riboside (NR), that has been shown in laboratory studies to reverse mitochondrial deterioration in aging cells.
Here’s how NAD works:
- NR stimulates NAD production in the cells;
- NAD fuels the activity of sirtuins, essential protein molecules that promote mitochondrial health;
- Healthy mitochondria energize the cells, restoring youthful properties.
While NR can be found in oral supplement form, much of its potency is lost during the digestive process, and never makes it to your cells.
NAD IV Treatment
NAD infusion therapy is an effective way to deliver potent NR directly to your cells by bypassing your digestive tract. By infusing NR directly to your bloodstream, it quickly travels to cells throughout your body and initiates the chemical chain of events that yields NAD, giving mitochondria a healthy boost.
Regular NAD IV treatments can help you maintain your youthful vigor and restore healthy youthful function to cells throughout your body, including your skin cells.
NYC Anti-Aging Clinic
If signs of mitochondrial deterioration are beginning to show as you age, you can do something about it. The anti-aging clinicians at Advanced Cryo NYC have a multitude of solutions, beginning with NAD infusion therapy. Relax in our spa-like clinic as potent nutrients are infused drip-by-drip, and carried to cells throughout your body to rescue deteriorating mitochondria.
During your visit, ask about our other therapies and treatments to boost energy, restore health and reverse aging. Fight premature aging and promote youthful beauty from the cellular level with NAD anti-aging infusion therapy at Advanced Cryo NYC. Contact us today!