What is NAD?

NAD+ (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) is a molecule found in all cells of the human body. NAD+ is a crucial metabolite involved in the efficient use of energy within the cell, DNA repair, and helps make sure our mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell, are functioning optimally. As humans age, levels of NAD+ in our bodies decrease. Thus, contributing to decreased energy levels, cognitive performance, and mood. 

What is NAD Therapy?

NAD IV Therapy is a type of infusion treatment that offers the opportunity to receive high-dose infusions of NAD+ to quickly and efficiently restore your levels so that your cellular energy systems are replenished. This in turn promotes an increase in energy, relief from mood disturbances, pain, and improvement in cognitive performance and mentation, as well as helps decrease relapse in addiction treatment.

The infusion itself is safe, has no psychoactive effects (meaning you don’t feel mentally altered), and lasts from 2-6 hours depending on the condition being treated. 

The Benefits of NAD+ Therapy

NAD+ is an important molecule found abundantly in cells which decreases with age. This is thought of as one of the most important factors in anti-aging, and supplementing your body with NAD+ can help your body maximize its health optimization.

Get The Facts About NAD+?

Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD+) is a central metabolic coenzyme/cosubstrate involved in cellular energy metabolism and energy production. It not only plays an important role in oxidation-reduction reactions involved in energy production but also acts as a signaling molecule in the cell. converting nutrients into cellular energy. NAD+ has been found to play many important roles in promoting health and prolonging lifespan.
  • Anti-aging:  Restoring depleted NAD+ levels may slow or even reverse some aspects of aging and also delay the progression of age-related diseases.
  • Sleep health: NAD+ is connected to circadian rhythms. Balancing this cofactor may help you restore normal sleep cycles and hunger patterns.
  • Addiction management: Sirtuins (NAD+ dependent enzymes) protect against oxidative stress, which is linked to cravings for substances like opioids, alcohol, and tobacco.
  • Cancer prevention: NAD+ may help your cells repair DNA, potentially reducing the persistence of cancer-causing mutations.
  • Heart health: High levels of NAD+ may help reduce stiffness in the aorta, lowering systolic blood pressure in adults at risk of heart disease.
  • Muscle function: NAD+ may promote healthy muscle aging, improving muscle function and strength.
  • Focus and concentration: Increasing your ratio of NAD+ to NADH (reduced NAD) may protect brain cells from free radicals and enhance cognitive processing.
  • Cell death prevention: NAD+ treatment may prevent cell death and energy failure caused by traumatic brain injury (TBI). It has also been shown to stimulate cell regeneration.
Oral NAD+ is poorly absorbed and is not a viable option. Supplements of precursors to NAD+, however, are an option and recommended. These include Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN) and Resveratrol and they work synergistically together and have shown some similar benefits. You can definitely take these supplements with your infusion and it is thought to augment the effect of the IV therapy. With IV NAD+ however you are able to achieve much higher plasma concentrations of NAD+ that would not be possible with oral supplementation alone. IV therapy allows you to completely bypass gastric absorption and liver first pass metabolism.
Unfortunately NAD+ levels naturally decline with age. The natural amount of NAD occurring in the body can be depleted or its loss accelerated by several reasons such as drug and alcohol abuse, PTSD, anxiety, depression, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Neurodegenerative diseases and simply aging. Emerging evidence demonstrates that elevation of NAD levels may slow or possibly even reverse several aspects of aging and delay the progression of age-related diseases. Without enough NAD+, the body may struggle to complete key biological processes, such as converting food into cellular energy, repairing damaged DNA, protecting cells from disease, and resetting the body’s internal clock. Low levels of NAD are associated with a decrease in energy, strength and endurance and an risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and accelerated decline.
NAD+ is not a psychoactive substance and therefore no specific requirements for what you can or cannot do before NAD+ treatment. You can go about your day-to-day activities as usual. You can also return to work after the session if you wish. You do not need a driver and can drive yourself home after your infusion.
NAD+ occurs naturally in the body and is considered to be completely safe.
During the infusion, NAD+ can cause mild to moderate side effects such as nausea, headaches, cramping, chest tightness, anxiety, body warmth and muscle fatigue. Most of these side effects can be relieved by slowing the IV drip rate. We will help you find a drip rate that works well for you as these side effects tend to be patient-specific. Once slowed the side effects tend to resolve within seconds.
As the FDA has not approved NAD+ it is unlikely your insurance company will cover its treatment. We will gladly provide you with a superbill upon request.
Anyone who is looking for more energy, emotional wellness, restored health and vigor is a candidate for NAD+ therapy. Whether you’re a professional athlete looking to improve your performance naturally, a student seeking to improve your memory, an individual struggling with addiction or someone who simply wants to combat fatigue and aging, NAD+ therapy may be able to help.