There is much to learn about our bodies and how we can take better care of it. Just when we think we have learned everything, we find something else. This is not necessarily a bad thing; knowledge is power.
For example, have you ever heard of NAD+ and how beneficial it is for us? Many of us have low levels of NAD+ although our body needs it to perform just about everything.
If you were worried about your depleting levels, you can get NAD+ IV therapy to restore it. IV therapy is able to increase and most importantly maintain NAD+ levels.
There are added benefits when you do this too. What are these benefits? Read on to find out.
NAD+ is an acronym for Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide. In short, a byproduct coenzyme of Niacin (Vitamin B3). The second form, NADH, is a coenzyme considered “full” and occupied with electrons. NAD+ is the opposite and can take on many roles. It’s needed for every call in our body and processes over 100 metabolic functions we need such as producing energy.
Energy is converted into ATP for the cell to carry out biological processes 24/7.
The body needs nutrients to work as it should, and NAD+ is no different. It also regulates our central nervous system (CNS) and ensures our organs remain strong. Getting enough nutrients in our diet is a problem for many who face deficiency issues.
While you do need a variety of nutrients, think of NAD+ as special. It is the body’s hack to function better molecularly and enhances protection.
Proteins, known as sirtuins, are needed to regulate bodily processes. It depends on NAD to work as it should. There is one minor problem that occurs during their exchange.
Remember NADH? The virtually useless occupied version of NAD+? NAD+ is ultimately converted to NAHD once electron transfer is complete. We need our body to have the ability to continually produce NAD+ otherwise there’d be trouble. Another issue you might have guessed is NAD+ levels further decline as we age.
Your body is intelligent and knows to recycle NADH into NAD+ during cellular energy processes. If this process is stunted, an abnormally high ratio of NADH to NAD+ is bound to happen. Fear not. Your diet is not the only way you can get the NAD+ you need.
While there are no oral supplements available, there is an efficient option: IV therapy. IV infusion is able to provide your body with 100% of NAD’s bioavailability. This is because it is able to deliver the product directly to the bloodstream where it is needed.
Even if there were an oral supplement, it couldn’t compare to IV Therapy. The NAD+ Therapy would have less bioavailability as it must first pass the gastrointestinal tract.
NAD+ IV therapy is quick and painless. The treatment is spread over 7-14 days and loads with benefits. You will be able to see and feel a difference.
When the cell runs out of energy it leads to mitochondrial dysfunction. Thankfully, it is possible to replenish your NAD+ levels. This reverses cell death, restores energy, and immunity. This means it is possible to treat or reverse a host of diseases like diabetes, autoimmune disorders, and fatty liver disease.
Research on these findings is still in the works. Nonetheless, a connection between NAD+ and diseases has been found. Its impact has been positive.
NAD+ helps protect the brain and cells from breaking down. It even acts as a neurotransmitter throughout the body and CNS.
Sirtuins are able to improve the resilience of cells and lower the speed of cognitive decline. Since NAD IV therapy provides sirtuins, you will benefit from this too. Mood, memory, clarity, concentration, and brain regeneration are all increased.
Your body is designed to get rid of alcohol and drugs. With alcohol, the liver needs NAD+ to convert ethyl alcohol into acetaldehyde. The more you drink, the less efficient this becomes.
With drugs, the liver reduces its bioavailability via the first-pass effect. Eventually, your body will eliminate the rest in your urine. This process also becomes less efficient for those who abuse drugs.
NAD+ therapy has been found to be an excellent tool in combating substance abuse as well as associated withdrawal symptoms naturally. This improvement is shown over 7-14 consecutive treatments.
Sirtuins also affect how the body changes. Free radicals and inflammation cause aging, and sirtuins are able to impede the process. A specific sirtuin, called Sir2p, plays the biggest role in anti-aging. It can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and other symptoms of aging.
When NAD+ is combined with proper diet and exercise it helps maintain weight. NAD+ can also work as a weight-loss treatment for those experiencing a slower metabolism,
Proper blood circulation is needed for optimal muscle performance and energy. Vascular aging can stunt blood flow. NAD helps strengthen the vascular system by increasing blood and oxygen supply.
Sirtuins also help reduce pain. One of the many roles it is responsible for is the body’s inflammation response. It has the ability to reduce inflammation, thus reducing pain. They can only do their job properly with NAD+.
Everyone is struggling with something. We all depend on people and resources to help us get through it.
When it comes to the body, diet, and exercise is great, but it does not always address every concern. Other times it may not be easy.
Getting help using other methods may be just the boost you need to increase your health. You may find NAD+ the perfect choice for you if you struggle with your weight or want to improve your energy. Its also for you, if you are looking for a more natural approach to overcome an addiction or lower pain.
Dr. Anand Thakkar is a licensed Internal Medicine physician. He is Board Certified in Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine. He has been a member of the teaching faculty for students at Chicago Medical School and has been featured on ABC, FOX, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, and Forbes as a recognized authority in wellness, fitness & nutrition, weight loss, anti-aging, hormones & metabolic medicine, holistic medicine, lifestyle coaching and women’s & men’s health.
Contact us today to not only read the benefits NAD+ has to offer, but to experience them yourself.