One of the newest holistic treatments in the field of health and anti-aging is known as NAD IV therapy. Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD) is a metabolic co-enzyme and is charged with the outstanding job of structuring, repairing, and remodeling every cell in the body.
Enzymes are responsible for over 500 different biochemical reactions in your body, and NAD participates in more of these reactions than any other vitamin-derived molecule. Meaning that NAD is an essential building block for a healthy body, brain, neurological system, and internal organs, so they are all able to function at optimal levels.
NAD+ plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy metabolic function and protects the brain from damaging oxidative stress. Critically for sleep, NAD contributes to the regulation of circadian rhythms and sleep-wake cycles. NAD helps the body produce ATP, which is fuel for the heart to beat. Our bodies produce NAD on their own, and as we age, NAD levels decline.
Cellular NAD+ concentrations decrease during aging, poor diet, and nutrition, overeating, alcohol or drug use, traveling across time zones, high stress, and even pregnancy. In fact, you don’t produce NAD unless you consume vitamin B3 or tryptophan. Unfortunately, for many adults, all these factors lead to the depletion of NAD in your body, even though they are vital components for optimal physical and neurological health and wellness.
Modulation of NAD+ usage and production can prolong both health and lifespan. Ways to boost NAD+ levels include IV or oral NAD+ supplementation; high-fat, low-carb keto-type diets; being in ketosis; and intermittent fasting. Intravenous use of NAD+ activates enzymes in the bloodstream called “sirtuins,” which promotes the “good” aspects of your genes, which facilitates one to stay healthier for longer, reducing the side effects of aging.
NAD IV Treatment
An IV infusion of saline + NAD is placed in the arm. Your vital signs are monitored intermittently during the infusion. The NAD+ infusion is slowly administered. You are asked to report any discomfort or adverse feelings. Typically, these feelings are controlled by the rate of the infusion; the slower the infusion, the fewer noticeable adverse symptoms. Once the IV is completed, any noticeable effects cease within minutes.
- Boost energy
- Improve athletic performance
- Enhance mental clarity
- Slow and/or reverse aging
- Increase cellular NAD