Infrared saunas are very popular for their variety of benefits, but how do they work? Learn more about the science behind infrared saunas and how you can further enhance the benefits with NAD+ supplements.
Unlike traditional saunas infrared saunas don’t heat the air around you, instead they use infrared light to direct the heat into your body. Sweating is part of your body’s natural detox system and activities such as exercise or saunas are great because they eliminate toxins from your body via your sweat.
Benefits of infrared saunas
Infrared saunas have a variety of whole-body benefits including:
- Improved cardiovascular fitness and blood circulation
- Improved insulin sensitivity and blood sugar
- Reduced blood pressure
- Release of endorphins (feel good hormones)
- Reduced stress hormones
- Improved sleep
- Improved immune resilience
- Reduced chronic inflammation
Infrared saunas increase nitric oxide
Your circulatory system (blood flow) is the delivery system that brings oxygen and essential nutrients to all the organs and tissues in your body. Circulation is known to decrease with age, meaning that our organs don’t get the supply of nutrients and repair molecules that they need, reducing their ability to function.
Nitric oxide (NO) is an important molecule for healthy aging and for maintaining blood flow and circulation. The cells which line your blood vessels release NO to make the blood vessels expand and increase blood flow. During aging the cells in the blood vessels change and they struggle to release enough NO, impairing circulation and causing stiffening of the blood vessels. NO is also important for muscle function and supporting mitochondrial function. One of the main benefits of infrared sauna is the production of NO it stimulates, improving blood flow around your body.
NAD+ supports cellular health
NAD+ is a natural molecule found in every cell in the body, its main roles are in energy production and cellular repair. The decline in NAD+ levels during aging causes cellular health to decline leading to the signs and symptoms of aging we see and feel.
Research has shown that boosting NAD+ levels has whole body benefits from supporting brain health, cardiovascular health, metabolism, immune function and improving sleep.
The key to optimizing your health and feeling your best is to support the health of your cells. Increasing your NAD+ levels with the Nuchido TIME+ supplement primes your cells to get maximum benefits from our infrared saunas and enhance cellular rejuvenation.