patented technology Nitrox-d

How Sunwell with nitrox-d™ technology provides the optimal balance

The sun can make us fell and look good but too much exposure to the ultraviolet (UV) rays that it produces are damaging. Over exposure to UV promotes premature ageing and the development of skin cancer. Protection from harmful effects of UV radiation through the use of a good sunscreen is thus essential.

As well as making us feel good it is increasingly recognised that exposure to sunlight can also have other positive effects (research article:  Blood pressure and cardiovascular disease ). Natural Vitamin D synthesis relies on sun exposed skin and Vitamin D is essential to maintain healthy bones and immune system (research article:  Vitamin D and risk of cause specific death ).  Another beneficial effect of sunlight exposure is the production of Nitric Oxide from the skin. Nitric Oxide is used by the body to relax blood vessels and regulate blood pressure and circulation of the blood. The 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded for the discovery of these roles of nitric oxide. Research by Dr Weller (research article:  UVA irradiation of human skin vasodilates arterial vasculature and lowers blood pressure ) has shown that UV rays from the sun naturally cause the production and release of NO from the skin and that this has beneficial effects on the circulation.

As well as making us feel good it is increasingly recognised that exposure to sunlight can also have other positive effects (research article: Blood pressure and cardiovascular disease). Natural Vitamin D synthesis relies on sun exposed skin and Vitamin D is essential to maintain healthy bones and immune system (research article: Vitamin D and risk of cause specific death).

Another beneficial effect of sunlight exposure is the production of Nitric Oxide from the skin. Nitric Oxide is used by the body to relax blood vessels and regulate blood pressure and circulation of the blood. The 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded for the discovery of these roles of nitric oxide. Research by Dr Weller (research article: UVA irradiation of human skin vasodilates arterial vasculature and lowers blood pressure) has shown that UV rays from the sun naturally cause the production and release of NO from the skin and that this has beneficial effects on the circulation.

Nitrox-D™ technology use a group of compositions to generate Nitric Oxide and Vitamin D under UV irradiation.

  • Left picture: UVA and UVB penetrated human skin to generate Nitric Oxide and Vitamin D.

  • Middle picture: UVB and UVA are blocked by sunscreen.

  • Right picture: UVB and UVA are blocked by sunscreen, but Nitrox-D™ technology helps to generate both beneficial molecules on the surface of skin.

Under normal circumstances UV radiation interacts with the skin to produce Vitamin D3 and Nitric Oxide. UV-B is responsible for the formation of Vitamin D3 and UV-A for the production of Nitric Oxide shown in Green above.

Under normal circumstances UV radiation interacts with the skin to produce Vitamin D3 and Nitric Oxide. UV-B is responsible for the formation of Vitamin D3 and UV-A for the production of Nitric Oxide shown in Green above.

Use of normal sunscreen blocks the penetration of UV radiation into the skin. While this protects the skin from potential harmful effects it also blocks the generation of Vitamin D3 and of Nitric Oxide.

Based on decades of scientific research Dr Weller has developed SunWell sunscreen containing Nitrox-D ™  which maintains delivery of Nitric Oxide and Vitamin D3 to the skin, whilst retaining full protection from the potential harmful effects of UV exposure.

Based on decades of scientific research Dr Weller has developed SunWell sunscreen containing Nitrox-D which maintains delivery of Nitric Oxide and Vitamin D3 to the skin, whilst retaining full protection from the potential harmful effects of UV exposure.

Vitamin D functions:

like a hormone, Vitamin d has powerful effects on several systems throughout your body.

Nitric oxide functions:

nitric oxide generated by uva Irradiation lowers blood pressure and also plays very important role in skin diseases regulation and cardiovascular health.