NAD+ IVs are used to treat many conditions due to its involvement in many biochemical pathways in the body and brain.
It is involved in:
- Repair and protection of DNA
- Gene Expression
- Epigenetic regulation
- Maintaining and resuscitating mitochondria, the powerhouse of each cell in your body
- Protection of telomeres and chromosomal integrity
- Calcium signaling
NAD+ may help:
- Reduce pain
- Modulates immune function
- Improve cognitive function
- Boost energy
- Protects Brain cells
- Improve Nerve cell function
- Helps with weight management
- Reverse the signs of aging
- Delay or prevent the onset of certain diseases.
- Heart Disease
- And others
- Modulate inflammation
- Aid in addiction recovery
NAD+, or nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, is a critical coenzyme found in every cell in your body, and it is involved in hundreds of metabolic processes but NAD+ levels decline with stress, toxin exposure (Environmental, Drugs and Alcohol),chronic illness, and with age. NAD+ has two general sets of reactions in the human body:
The first is helping turn nutrients into energy as a key player in metabolism. The second is working as a helper molecule for proteins that regulate other cellular functions. These processes are incredibly important. It regulates gene expression, controls your calcium levels, and acts as a powerful antioxidant. So, you’re less susceptible to harmful free radicals that you encounter in foods and pollution, due to stress, excessive exercise, and from environmental toxin, drug or alcohol consumption. NAD+ also helps regulate genes that accelerate the aging process.
We use NAD+ IV’s to restore Mitochondrial function (the energy powerhouse of the cell). NAD+ is also important in Neuro-regeneration and Immune function. NAD+ has been shown to Stabilize Telomeres thus preserving DNA function. NAD+ inhibits PARP-1 and can prevent pro-inflammatory cytokines over-activation. Chronic brain inflammation is, the result of and results in, depletion of NAD+. This means that conditions like Depression, Anxiety or PTSD that are associated with brain inflammation, deplete NAD+ and it is NAD+ that is needed to regulate the inflammation. This results in a tightening spiral of malfunction in the inflammation pathways in the brain. NAD+ regulates the inflammatory response in immune and non-immune cells through a class of proteins called Sirtuins. These Sirtuins are central to normalizing many metabolic pathways. A study published in Nature Communications Oct 7, 2012 showed that NAD+ can tune the immune response and restore tissue integrity by activating stem cells. NAD+ is a powerful antioxidant as well.
NAD+ helps your body use Sirtuins, a family of protein molecules that have been found to play a crucial role in the body’s inflammatory response and antioxidant expression. Basically, certain sirtuins can reduce inflammation, which in turn, alleviates pain. Sirtuins require the NAD+ coenzyme in order to function properly, so NAD IV therapy fuels this process of pain reduction. For many with chronic pain complexes such as Fibromyalgia, neuropathic pain or Complex Reginal Pain Syndrome (CRPS), NAD+ can result in long lasting pain relief.
Improve Cognitive Function
In addition to their impact on inflammation and pain, sirtuins have the ability to improve cells’ resistance to stress and can slow the process of cognitive decline. NAD IV therapy provides sirtuins with the NAD+ coenzyme they require in order to:
- Improve mental clarity
- Boost memory
- Improve mood
- Facilitate brain regeneration
- Improve concentration
- Increase one’s ability to focus
- Boost neurological function
- Reduce symptoms of depression
- NAD+ has been used in the treatment of Parkinson’s, MS, ALS and other degenerative neurological condition.
NAD IV therapy aids the production of ATP within the body, which in turn boosts energy levels and reduces feelings of tiredness or exhaustion. ATP or Adenosine Triphosphate, is commonly referred to as “Energy currency” of the body because it is essentially the source of energy for our cells. ATP is the fuel that supports many processes within the body, including cellular respiration, replication of DNA, and muscle contractions. NAD+ IV therapy is often prescribed to treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or CFS. It can also help people recovering from jetlag.
Improve Athletic Performance
Those looking to improve their physical performance will benefit from NAD+ IV therapy’s ability to boost energy and cognitive function, as mentioned above. After all, having more energy and being able to think clearly is sure to improve reaction times and overall performance during training and competitions. In addition, the NAD+ coenzyme plays a vital role in muscle development. NAD IV therapy helps maintain muscle health by supplying your body with ample fuel to not only fire muscles during a workout but repair them afterwards, so you can build stronger muscles and increase muscle mass.
Help with Weight Management
The NAD+ coenzyme plays an important role in the human body’s metabolic process. When NAD IV therapy is used in conjunction with a proper diet and regular exercise, it can help patients maintain a healthy weight. This can be particularly useful as patients age and metabolism naturally begins to slow down.
Reverse Signs of Aging
We discussed how sirtuins can affect cognitive function, inflammation, and pain management, as well as how these sirtuins are dependent upon NAD+. One sirtuin in particular, known as Sir2p, also plays a role in the aging process and the overall healthspan of the body. NAD IV therapy impacts the effectiveness of Sir2p, which can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and reverse certain symptoms of aging. Remember that Substance dependency even Tobacco can reduce your life span by as much as 25 years. NAD+ may help you recover some of that.
Delay or Prevent the Onset of Certain Diseases
While research is still ongoing and more studies are needed to fully understand the impact of the NAD+ coenzyme on various conditions, scientists have found a connection between this vital enzyme and several cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Lowered levels of NAD+ have been linked to diabetes and fatty liver disease, among other conditions.
NAD+ aids in addiction recovery:
Addiction is a complicated physiological process that affects the way messages are conveyed to and from the brain. The addiction recovery process can be a difficult one. In fact, 40 to 60% of people struggling with addiction relapse, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse..
NAD IV therapy is not a cure for addiction. However, it is a powerful tool that can aid in the recovery process by reducing withdrawal symptoms. By making the withdrawal period more tolerable, this therapy helps patients transition into sobriety.
NAD+ has been used as part of the treatment of:
Chronic Lyme Disease.
Chronic Pain including CRPS
Dementia including Alzheimer’s Disease
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)