One simple, daily way you can maintain smooth skin internally is with a skin-supporting supplement. Reach for those with smart, complementing actives, as they work together in tandem to enhance the complex nature of skin structure.
Take mindbodygreen’s nr+ for example. The supplement’s namesake is nicotinamide riboside (NR), which when ingested turns into a coenzyme called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+).* This molecule is vital for healthy cell function, as it supports your cell’s mitochondrial function. Your mitochondria, if you need a reminder, are the powerhouse of the cells, which turn nutrients into energy. With strong, healthy mitochondria comes youthful, exuberant skin that is able to bounce back, function optimally, and give you that supple glow.
In tandem with NR, the supplement has a potent addition of phytoceramides. Ceramide are part of our natural structure of skin: They are the part that keeps the epidermis hydrated, supple, and plump. Supporting your ceramides with phytoceramide supplements can help that barrier stay strong, warding off wrinkles and other signs of aging.* The anti-aging powers of phytoceramides have been borne out in studies, showing improved skin smoothness and elasticity in just weeks.*
The supplement also provides two ingredients that help protect your skin from environmental aggressors (thereby helping protect skin from premature aging.) The first is astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant that helps fight free radicals from pollution and sun exposure. Free radicals, we know are, some of the leading causes of wrinkles and fine lines as they break down vital skin care structural components. Then there is rhodiola, an adaptogen that can fight off oxidative stress.