Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (or NAD+) is a molecule found in every cell of the body. Each cell has thousands of mitochondria, and providing NAD+ to these mitochondria helps them convert nutrients into energy. Proper levels of NAD+ are essential for optimal cellular function.
Although the body produces NAD+ naturally (especially after periods of fasting), these levels decrease with age, illness, and other factors. By delivering NAD intravenously, we can help restore vitality, energy and a sense of well-being. You don’t have to have an illness to discover the benefits of IV NAD+ therapy.
IV NAD+ therapy can be used in the treatment of anxiety, depression, PTSD, Lyme disease, Parkinson’s disease, attention deficit disorder, anti-stress, cognitive function restoration and many more conditions. Contact us today for a free consultation and learn how NAD+ can help you feel your best.
More On The Science Behind NAD+
As we age, the concentration of NAD+ in our cells and our bodies declines. Illness, and substance abuse can also rob the body of much needed NAD+, depleting its stores and causing mitochondrial and DNA damage.
There are research papers that show the benefits of boosting NAD+ in degenerative disorders such as those associated with aging. Research also shows it may play a role in muscle and tissue regeneration, and may also possibly increase lifespan.
Although there are no FDA-backed studies treating conditions with NAD+, there are some studies in addiction and animal studies showing possible benefits of IV NAD+ in anti-aging, Parkinson’s disease and overall wellness—including studies from Harvard’s anti-aging institute.
Most of the clinical experience comes in the realm of addiction where IV NAD+ has shown to decrease cravings and ease withdrawal.
NAD+ is a key substrate for mitochondrial function of the cell. The mitochondria are the energy center of the cell and NAD+ is key in repairing defective mitochondrial DNA.
NAD+ is also a key substrate in the production of SIRT1, also called Sirtuins. Sirtuins are needed for proper gene regulation in response to changing environments of the cell. SIRT1 is critical in preventing states of cellular hypoxia in the nucleus of the cell and help with proper generation of mitochondrial proteins associated with electron transfer of the cell.
If levels of NAD+ are low, this can negatively impact DNA repair, cause increased inflammation, affect metabolism, affect oxidative stress, mitochondrial function and electron transport of the cell.
NAD+ is a coenzyme involved in several metabolic and cellular processes. These processes are involved in memory, aging, digestion and mental clarity. It also affects neurotransmitters in the brain such as increasing Serotonin which helps regulate mood. Because NAD+ is required in DNA repair it also plays a role in anti-aging.