Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, or NAD+, was discovered in 1906. It is a coenzyme of vitamin B3 (niacin), and is found in all of the living cells in your body. NAD+ mediates calcium levels, regulates gene expression and is also involved in many redox reactions, meaning it reacts with oxygen in the body. These reactions make NAD+ a powerful anti-oxidant that can reduce free radicals and protect the body from the effects of aging and disease. NAD+ is also involved in the cellular process that produces energy for every cell and organ in your body. You can basically think of NAD+ as the building block of a healthy body that is required by the brain, internal organs and neurological systems in order to function at optimal efficiency.
Recently NAD+ IV Therapy has become popular within the anti-aging community, as well as with those looking to get an edge from its ability to provide what is described as a “brain reboot.” Along with these benefits, it has also been shown to be successful with the treatment of many chronic conditions, assisting with detoxing from alcohol and drugs, boosting your metabolism, reducing chronic fatigue, increasing energy and focus and improving your cardiovascular health.
NAD+ IV Therapy delivers a high dose IV infusion of NAD+ directly into the bloodstream. As with other Nutrient IV Treatments, NAD+ IV Therapy is able to bypass the digestive system to ensure improved absorption. Many times these NAD+ IV Treatments are referred to as a getting a Brain Reboot or Brain Restoration Therapy, as the NAD+ works quickly to repair cells throughout your body as well as neurons in your brain.
With increased NAD+ levels, your cells produce more energy, DNA is repaired, your good genes are “turned on” and many other functions are optimized. Since NAD+ is such a powerful and prolific molecule in the body, high dose IV therapy can be helpful for many different conditions including:
After receiving NAD+ IV Therapy, patients generally report the following benefits:
While NAD+ IV Therapy can help a lot of different conditions, many people get treatments just to give themselves a brain reboot. Unfortunately, there are many things that are a part of our daily lives that can contribute to a decrease in NAD+ stores, such as stress, medications, alcohol, poor diet, inflammation, chronic illness and even simply age. When NAD+ levels go down, so does our energy and overall health and wellbeing begin to deteriorate.
NAD+ helps to provide a brain reboot by giving the brain what it needs to restore proper function. This can result in a resupply of neurotransmitters, improved cognitive functioning and the ability to overcome anxiety, depression, chronic or acute stress, post-traumatic stress, CTE and other conditions. NAD+ IV Therapy has a powerful ability to “reset” the brain to its original set point and is also effective for issues like brain fog, cognitive impairment, and “chemo brain.”
NAD+ IV Therapy helps with cognitive function, but also mood. When depression is caused by faulty mood regulation in the brain, genetics, stressful life events, medications or medical problems, NAD+ plays a role in providing a brain reboot to regulate moods appropriately so you can feel good again.
Research has shown that NAD+ IV Therapy can also provide many benefits in “healthy” people, including:
NAD+ therapy has many benefits for anti-aging. As we age, NAD+ declines which hinders our cells natural repair mechanisms, putting your body at risk for physical and mental decline. Over time, factors including lack of sleep, stress, poor diet, alcohol and a lack of exercise can further deplete your NAD+ levels. It is beneficial to replenish NAD+ levels so your body can function at optimal levels, and this also activates the restorative enzymes that are involved in regulating inflammation.
Because NAD+ is needed for many metabolic functions that take place in every cell in your body, including your brain, replenishing it at high levels can be a very effective anti-aging treatment.
Along with the many health and longevity benefits that NAD+ IV Therapy offers, it has also been found to be very beneficial for those struggling with addiction, especially those who are attempting the first steps of getting sober which includes detoxification.
Substance abuse alters the chemical makeup of the brain, and when these drugs are removed from the system the brain then has trouble adjusting as it relearns how to function again on its own. Withdrawing from drugs causes many uncomfortable symptoms including fever, sweating, hallucinations and even seizures. These symptoms, along with cravings, can often prevent a person from being able to stop using drugs or alcohol in the first place, or from maintaining his or her sobriety.
The ability of NAD+ to offer a brain reboot may be part of the key to reducing withdrawal symptoms, as well as drug cravings. As the brain is relearning to work again without the substance that has been abused, part of the process is rebuilding lost neurotransmitters and reforming lost connections. Until these changes happen, the person recovering will continue to experience withdrawal symptoms and cravings.
Since NAD+ is responsible for cellular energy production, increased NAD+ means that the brain can more quickly rebuild its lost neurotransmitter population and reform its connections. NAD+ IV Therapy results in an increased sense of well-being, improved cognition and reduced withdrawal symptoms and cravings. When compared to other methods used for detoxification, NAD+ IV Therapy works very quickly. Having withdrawal symptoms and cravings significantly reduced within the first three or four days of starting treatment can be very helpful for influencing those just starting their recovery to remain sober. The fact that NAD+ is not addictive also guarantees that there will be no abuse.
After going through the detoxification process with NAD+ therapy, patients often report no longer craving their substance of choice, and are able to continue their sobriety with the assistance of maintenance treatments.
Millions of people are affected by chronic illness. Many of these conditions do not have a cure, and must be managed with medication and/or lifestyle changes. It can be difficult for people suffering from chronic conditions to still do the things they enjoy, which often leads to depression and feelings of hopelessness. Because NAD+ is used by every cell in the body to perform fundamental cell processes, like creating energy and cell repair, NAD+ IV Therapy has been shown to be able to dramatically reduce symptoms of many chronic illnesses.
Your overall health and energy production are very intimately related, and if your mitochondria aren’t functioning properly or are not producing enough energy, you will experience symptoms. When this problem goes on for a long time or becomes too severe, that is when it turns into illness. When you have low NAD+, it results in low ATP levels, which quickly deplete your cell’s energy reserves. This can lead to cell death if left unchecked.
Depending on which cells are affected, this lack of energy can result in different symptoms or illnesses. If it is nerve cells that are affected, this lack of cellular energy may cause things like depression, anxiety, fatigue and lack of focus. When nerve cells are more dramatically impacted, or die, it can cause neurodegenerative illness like Parkinson’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis. In cases of mass cellular death, transient symptoms can occur such as tremors, spasms, tingling, numbness and blurred vision, as well as permanent, irreversible disabilities. If it is the heart cells that are affected, it can lead to cardiovascular disease, and when the lung cells are affected pulmonary disorders may arise. The bottom line is that when the cells in your organs and tissues don’t have enough energy, it results in illness.
NAD+ IV Therapy can be beneficial in restoring energy production, especially in the nerve tissue, and it may even help to prevent permanent damage. Some of the chronic conditions that can benefit from NAD+ IV Therapy include:
Depending on what you are receiving NAD+ IV Therapy for, your treatment protocol will be different. For detoxification treatment to help with addiction the treatment protocol is 10 days of IVs for up to 8 hours each. If you are treating another condition the protocol will be adjusted and customized for exactly what you need, and will more than likely be less intensive than the detox treatment.
When you come in for an IV, you can simply relax in our IV lounge while you are getting your treatment. You are free to read, listen to music on headphones or even take a nap.