What is NAD+?
NAD stands for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide. It is a coenzyme found in all living cells and has even been called an anti-aging molecule because of the many important roles it plays in promoting health and prolonging lifespan.
This powerful molecule has a lot of potential for new therapeutic opportunities. Studies have shown that it can help battle many effects of aging and chronic conditions on the human body and brain.
Read on to learn more about what exactly the coenzyme is responsible for in your body and how IV NAD+ supplementation can improve your overall health.
What Is NAD+, What It Does & How It Benefits The Body?
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide has two forms—one active and one inactive. In its active form, it is known as NAD+, and in its inactive form, it is known as NADH.
Scientists first discovered NAD+ and started studying its benefits in the early 1900s, but only in recent years are we beginning to understand its full potential.
Because of the role it plays in so many different biological processes, scientists and doctors are now looking at different ways it can be used to maintain healthy organs and neurological systems in human patients.
NAD+ is what’s called a “helper molecule” because it binds to other enzymes in the body to activate them and generate molecular reactions. For example, proteins called “sirtuins,” which are responsible for carrying out many biological processes within the human body, require the coenzyme to function properly.
Biological Processes Aided By NAD+
- Repairing and protecting DNA
- Gene expression
- Extracting cellular energy from nutrition
- Maintaining mitochondrial function
- Chromosomal integrity preservation
- Calcium signaling
- Epigenetic and posttranslational modifications
In layman’s terms, we need NAD+ to live. However, as we get older, our bodies generate less and less of the coenzyme. This is one reason why we begin to feel the effects of aging and become more prone to age-related illnesses as the years pass by.
One of the ways you can supplement NAD+ in your body is through IV therapy. This is a holistic, all-natural way to help your body fight against aging and illness to feel healthier and more youthful.
What Is NAD+ IV Therapy?
IV therapy and IV nutrition can refer to a variety of options during which your body receives intravenous infusions of different vitamins and supplements. These infusions can promote certain aspects of your health or increase your overall feeling of wellness.
Infusing your body with NAD+ via an IV drip is the only way to ensure that you get 100% bioavailability from the molecule. This means that your body will absorb the highest possible supplemental coenzymes and convert them into molecular energy.
Oral supplements of NAD do exist, but it is difficult for your body to absorb NAD+ this way and thus hard to guarantee results. Currently, IV therapy is the safest and most efficient way of supplementing the coenzyme in your body.
NAD+ IV Therapy Benefits:
- Slows cognitive decline
- Promotes healthy brain function
- Fights chronic fatigue
- Increases energy
- Boosts metabolism
- Regenerates cells
- Slows aging
- Reduces internal inflammation
Benefits of NAD+ Infusion Therapy For Your Brain
People often describe feeling like a mental fog has been lifted after undergoing NAD+ therapy. This overall improvement in mental sharpness helps guests feel better day to day and contributes to their overall feelings of wellness. Furthermore, one of the most noticeable side effects of getting old is a decline in cognitive function. Forgetting things, lack of concentration, and general mental fogginess are some of the more specific outcomes.
A simple NAD+ IV infusion can help activate your brain’s neuron function by helping cells regenerate and protect them against damage. This results in increased mental cognition, including better mental clarity, higher concentration, and enhanced memory function.
This overall boost in brain function can also help guests overcome other types of mental struggles. IV therapy can help you battle against common conditions like depression, anxiety, and mood disorders.
How NAD+ Infusion Therapy Boosts Your Energy Levels and Metabolism
Whether you’re fighting chronic fatigue due to illness or just feeling the effects of getting older, NAD+ can make you feel more energetic and put a spring back in your step again. A coenzyme infusion administered intravenously helps provide energy to your body’s cells on a molecular level.
Besides improving your overall energy, NAD+ also contributes to a healthy metabolism. A smoothly-functioning metabolism is an important part of dealing with weight management and blood sugar issues.
Other Physical Benefits of NAD IV Infusions
Since it is one of your body’s natural coenzymes that promotes cell regeneration, supplementing NAD+ levels through an IV drip can reduce inflammation and help your body recover faster from an injury. The coenzyme also assists in the activation of poly ADP-ribose polymerases (PARPS) to repair damaged DNA inside your body.
Who Is a Good Candidate for NAD+ IV Therapy?
Anyone who suffers from reduced energy levels, feels sluggish and fatigued, or feels like their mind is continuously foggy can be a great candidate for this type of IV treatment. Replenishing your body’s NAD+ levels can drastically reduce these types of feelings and provide additional benefits.
People who are struggling with the side effects of aging or who suffer from certain age-related illnesses or chronic conditions are also excellent candidates, however, these infusions can also be beneficial for healthy individuals.
For example, it’s often recommended for athletes who want to enhance their performance and endurance and speed up their recovery times after intense exercise or an injury.
NAD+ IV Infusion Therapy may be good for people with:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Heart disease
- Mitochondrial dysfunction
- Multiple sclerosis
- Chronic fatigue
- Memory/concentration issues
You don’t have to wait until you start experiencing age-related issues or illnesses to use NAD+ therapy to your advantage. IV supplementation may help delay the aging process and lower the risk of certain medical conditions in healthy individuals.
Additionally, IV nutrition can be beneficial for athletes who want to give their body an extra NAD+ boost. This supplementation can improve your endurance, performance, and recovery.
Finally, there is some evidence to show that NAD+ may be beneficial for individuals battling substance addictions. For example, it can help repair brain cells that have been damaged by substance abuse and regenerate opiate receptors to reduce cravings and the side effects of withdrawals. More on that in the next section..
NAD+ Therapy and Addiction:
Can It Be Used for Addictions?
Though it’s still a relatively new service, there is promising evidence that NAD+ IV drip and infusions can be used as a form of addiction therapy. It’s important to note that the coenzyme itself is not a fix for addiction, but it can help heal your brain by replenishing cells that have been ravaged by substance abuse.
Studies have shown that NAD+ can aid in the regeneration of opiate receptors, reducing cravings and softening the effects of withdrawals. This can lead to reduced substance dependence and faster addiction recovery.
Guests who are committed to long-term recovery from addiction may find that NAD+ assists their pre-addiction brain chemistry. A healthy, properly functioning brain is one of the most important factors on the road to recovery.
Are You Ready to Jumpstart Your Body?
Glendale Whole Health can help with our NAD+ IV therapy sessions!
Whether you’re interested in anti-aging remedies, battling a chronic condition, or just want to improve your body’s performance and your overall feeling of wellness, we can help. Our NAD+ infusions are 100% safe, natural, and administered by certified technicians.
Sessions can last anywhere from 2-6 hours and it’s usually recommended that you receive multiple sessions over several consecutive days for the best results. However, the exact duration varies depending on you and your unique goals.
What you may experience after our NAD+ IV treatments:
- Reduced fatigue/higher energy levels
- Sharper memory/overall mind function
- Pain/inflammation relief
- Better metabolism
- Improved moods
- Less anxiety/depression
- Faster recovery from injury/exercise
- Higher endurance/better physical performance
- Feeling of youthfulness
It’s important to note that IV therapy is the only recommended method of replenishing your body’s NAD+ levels. Store-bought supplements are not an effective way of receiving this powerful coenzyme’s benefits because your body’s digestive system must break them down.
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