What is NAD+?
NAD+ stands for “nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide,” which is a coenzyme found in all living cells. NAD plays a crucial role in cellular metabolism by participating in redox reactions, including those involved in the conversion of food into energy. NAD+ is also known to play a role in DNA repair and in regulating gene expression.
Unhealthy lifestyle habits including overeating and excessive alcohol intake can cause a substantial decrease in NAD+ production. Low levels of NAD+ have been linked with many health problems including diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, premature skin aging and more. NAD+ therapy is a viable solution in replenishing the levels of this essential molecule in the body.
IV NAD+ therapy is a treatment in which high doses of NAD+ are administered directly into the bloodstream through an IV drip. This therapy is sometimes used as a complementary treatment for a variety of conditions, including addiction, depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue syndrome, and neurodegenerative diseases.
When higher levels of NAD+ are introduced directly into the bloodstream via IV infusion, they can eliminate the necessity for digestive system absorption. This leads to more efficacious absorption rates and jumpstarts the body’s healing process. NAD+ therapy enables body cells to produce more energy.
Patients who have undergone this therapy report benefiting from enhanced energy levels, mental focus, concentration, mental clarity, enhanced mood, and memory. It has also been shown to decrease pain and even withdrawal symptoms.
Benefits of NAD+
NAD+ is essential for the conversion of food into energy in the body. It helps to break down carbohydrates, fats, and proteins to produce ATP, the energy currency of the body.
NAD+ is involved in DNA repair mechanisms and helps to maintain the integrity of the genome. This can help to prevent mutations that may lead to cancer and other diseases.
NAD+ levels in the body decline with age, and this decline is thought to contribute to the aging process. Boosting NAD+ levels through supplementation or other means may help to slow down the aging process.
NAD+ has been shown to protect against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. It may also help to improve cognitive function and memory.
NAD+ therapy is sometimes used to aid in addiction recovery, as it can help to reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
NAD+ is essential for mitochondrial function, which is important for overall health and energy production.
How Does IV NAD+ Differ From Other Forms?
IV NAD+ therapy differs from other forms of NAD+ supplementation in how it is administered and absorbed by the body.
IV NAD+ therapy involves the direct infusion of high doses of NAD+ into the bloodstream through an IV drip. This allows for rapid absorption of NAD+ into the body, bypassing the digestive system and liver.
Other forms of NAD+ supplementation, such as troches or topical creams, must first be absorbed through the digestive system or skin before they can be utilized by the body. This can result in lower bioavailability and slower onset of effects compared to IV NAD+ therapy.
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It is important to note that high doses of NAD can cause side effects such as nausea, headache, heart palpitations and flushing. With that being said, once the IV infusion rate is adjusted these symptoms will dissipate very quickly.
As with any medical treatment, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional before considering IV NAD therapy. Schedule your appointment at Wellness 360+ today!