A quick overview of what we’ll cover in this blog post:
- What is the IontoPatch™?
- How do transdermal patches work?
- How transdermal patches (like the IontoPatch™) deliver pure NAD+?
Whether you’ve been taking NAD+ supplements for a while now, or you’re brand new to NAD+, you may be curious about the best ways to administer the IontoPatch™. Good news! We’re here to help share helpful information about it, so you can decide if it’s right for you.
But First, What is NAD+?
So, what is NAD+ and why should you care? Simply put, NAD+ is an important enzyme with a number of biological functions, such as helping the body convert nutrients into energy and maintaining healthy DNA. As we age, NAD+ levels decrease, which can lead to several age-related conditions (e.g., cognitive decline and metabolic disease). Supplementing NAD+ levels has been shown to at least slow, and potentially reverse, these conditions.
The hard part? With the wide range of products that exist to supplement NAD+, including creams, pills, injections, and patches, how do you know which product to choose? That’s where we come in. At AgelessRx, we’ve got the inside scoop on the IontoPatch™, a quick, effective, and convenient way to administer pure NAD+ directly.
What is the IontoPatch™?
The IontoPatch™ is a transdermal medication delivery patch, which is just a fancy way of saying it’s a patch worn on the skin.
You read that right—on the skin! That means with the IontoPatch™, you don’t have to take pills or give yourself injections. You just put the patch on your skin and you’re good to go about your day. And it’s made of a flexible material, so you’ll hardly notice it’s there.
And if you’re wondering, transdermal patches have actually been around for a while. They’re pretty common and very safe—you may be familiar, for example, with FDA-approved patches that are designed to help with nicotine addiction.
How do Transdermal Patches Like the IontoPatch™ Work?
The IontoPatch™ patch uses very low electrical charges to deliver medication through the skin, a technique known as iontophoresis. That sounds scary, but don’t worry—there’s no pain involved!
Basically, the patch works similar to a magnet. Have you ever tried to put the like ends of a magnet together? If so, you’ll know they just push away from each other. That’s how the patch works, only it uses 2 electrodes instead of magnets. When you put the patch on your skin, you “activate” the patch and create a charge that pushes the medication into your skin. Through skin absorption, the medication will enter your bloodstream quicker (and bypasses the gut, where a lot can be lost).
At AgelessRx, we recommend the 4-hour patch kit. Once you’re done using the patch after 4-hours, it can be easily removed and discarded—you don’t have to wear it all day!
Why Should I Use The IontoPatch™?
If the convenience of using the IontoPatch™ wasn’t enough to convince you, the patch is also an effective way to administer pure, highly bioavailable NAD+ directly into your bloodstream.
But what does bioavailability mean? Simply put, bioavailability refers to how much of a drug enters your bloodstream and how much of a drug your body is able to use. Basically, the more bioavailable or “pure” the NAD+, the more likely you are to benefit. Other forms of NAD+ supplementation, such as precursors or pills, don’t offer the same pure, bioavailable NAD+ as options like the IontoPatch™.
If you want to learn more about using a patch to deliver NAD+, check out the 4-hour IontoPatch™ offered by AgelessRx!