June 18, 2020
NAD+ Therapy, What is it?
A priority in life for many people is to maximize their quality of life and stay healthy. There are a number of treatments and strategies that you can try in pursuit of these goals. You might have heard about NAD+ IV Therapy and wondered what it is and if it actually works. In this article, we will be discussing everything you need to know about NAD and the science behind it so that you can take full advantage of this therapy.
So, what is NAD?
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) is a coenzyme found in all cells of the body and it is responsible for a variety of functions such as DNA repair and production of energy in the mitochondria. When the NAD molecules oxidize, they become inactive and are referred to as NADH. However, when the molecules are active, they are referred to as NAD+.
Discovered in 1906, NAD turns nutrients into energy and works with proteins to carry out various biological processes such as gene expression, DNA repair, maintaining chromosomal integrity, calcium signaling, and epigenetic modification. The NAD levels decrease as a person ages, and habits such as excessive consumption of alcohol or overeating can lower the NAD+ levels. Low NAD+ levels can lead to Alzheimer’s or premature aging.
NAD also plays a significant role in metabolic processes. As we age, our NAD+ levels reduce. NAD+ is vital to the creation of energy in the body and the regulation of cellular processes associated with digestion, aging, cognition & mental clarity.
NAD increases the levels of serotonin in the body. Serotonin is a naturally soothing neurotransmitter that relays signals between neurons or nerve cells to regulate their intensity. Serotonin influences brain cells, both directly and indirectly. It stabilizes our feelings, happiness, mood and well being. With low serotonin levels, one is likely to become irritable, pessimistic, depressed and anxious.
HydraMed NAD+ IV Therapy and How It Works
The HydraMed NAD+ IV therapy is a treatment that aims at replenishing the levels of this coenzyme, and the treatment can help anyone who wants to:
Improve general well being
Protect brain cells
Increase energy levels and reduce fatigue
Recover from alcoholism or substance abuse
Support weight loss regiment
Slow down aging and protect DNA
The NAD+ IV dosage is usually delivered directly to your bloodstream. This means it bypasses the digestive system and has efficient absorption. The therapy also makes sure that NAD is available to your cells immediately. Additionally, the therapy has other benefits such as rehydrating your body or flushing out toxins because NAD is delivered using a saline solution. The benefits of NAD+ IV therapy are proactive; therefore, you don’t have to wait until you are sick to try out this therapy.
Why Should I try NAD+ IV Therapy?
NAD Helps in Reversing Neurodegenerative Diseases and Chronic Illnesses
Neurodegeneration refers to the loss of neuron structure and function. When aging, a person can experience cognitive decline, which can cause the brain to work slower. NAD is linked to both energy production and chronic illnesses. Low NAD levels cause low ATP levels, and when left unchecked, it can lead to cell damage. A lack of energy in nerve cells can manifest itself as fatigue, depression, lack of focus, or anxiety. NAD+ IV therapy can help in brain restoration to increase neuron function, promote mitochondrial biogenesis, and protect cells from toxins. This, in turn, increases mental clarity, concentration, sharpens memory, and boosts your overall mood.
NAD Helps in Reducing the Signs of Aging
Aging is a beautiful part of life and it doesn’t have to be accompanied by tiredness and loss of motivation. Fatigue is an outward reflection of inward impairment of cell functions that sustain our lives, mainly because of a lack of NAD. The decline in this coenzyme level leads to neurotransmitter deficiency- one of the major causes of memory impairment and lack of concentration. Or chronic fatigue, which can cause headaches, lack of ambition or apathy.
What is the role of NAD in aging?
It improves vascular endothelial integrity
It protects, repairs and replicates cells
Enhances the production of neurotransmitters to improve mood, concentration and memory
Prevents decaying of mitochondria, which is a significant factor in aging
Increases the production of nitric oxide to improve blood pressure and blood flow
NAD can help in:
Telomere maintenance and DNA repair
Mitigating oxidative stress
Turn on sirtuins- enzymes responsible for slowing down aging
Protect brain cells
Restore mitochondrial decay or dysfunction
Boost energy levels
If you want to geek out on the science of NAD+ and aging, then please check out The National Center for Biotechnology Information’s page.
NAD Helps in Addiction Recovery
NAD+ IV treatment can be part of holistic strategies for overcoming addictions to opiates, alcohol, marijuana, tranquilizers and stimulants. The basis of NAD+ IV for addiction is to detoxify the brain and replenish neurotransmitters that are needed for healthy brain function. The NAD provides energy provided, and the amino acids provide the building blocks for neurotransmitters like dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine. NAD+ IV therapy can help to detoxify and minimize withdrawal cravings or prolonged recovery.
At HydraMed, we use the NAD+ IV drips to replenish your body with pure and powerful NAD formula that is developed for therapeutic use.
NAD IV Therapy Helps Addiction in:
Minimizing withdrawal symptoms
Reducing chronic pain to make recovery more bearable
Promoting restful sleep
Support your general wellbeing
Improve mental clarity
Boosting your energy
Note that the NAD IV therapy should not be used as a substitute for recovery. It can be used at the start of the healing process. After the mind and body start functioning better, one will have the energy, focus and clarity to engage in their recovery process. Afterwards, the person will understand the reason behind their compulsive behavior, and with proper motivation, they can make mindful and self-supportive choices.
NAD Helps in Metabolic Function
Metabolism refers to the chemical reactions that occur in every living cells to provide them with energy. High NAD levels lead to better performance, higher metabolism and more drive. It also helps our bodies to use food and exercise for energy and strength. The levels of NAD decline as with age, but treatments such as NAD IV therapy, can help you to increase the levels of this molecule.
Some of the advantages of NAD IV therapy for metabolic function include:
• Decreased fatigue
• Increased energy levels
• Weight loss
• Improved metabolism
• Enhanced muscle performance
Still Not Sure if it’s Right for You?
If you are not sure if NAD+ IV Therapy is right for you, you can contact us, and we will be happy to answer all your questions. Bear in mind that the NAD+ IV Therapy benefits can last between four to fourteen days. You can also contact us if you want a customized treatment plan.
In-Home IV Treatments With HydraMed
Get ready to revitalize your health with HydraMed's at-home IV therapy. Our expert nurses will create a customized blend of nutrients tailored to your unique health needs, so you can receive the care you deserve from the comfort of your own home.
Medically Reviewed by Thomas Paluska, MD
Dr. Thomas Paluska is a highly experienced emergency medicine physician based in Thornton, Colorado, with over 25 years of experience. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University and has a passion for promoting overall well-being through science, with a focus on longevity and improving daily health. Dr. Paluska completed his emergency medicine residency at the Naval Medical Center and his transitional year internship at National Capital Consortium.
- Johnson, S., & Imai, S. I. (2018). NAD + biosynthesis, aging, and disease. F1000Research, 7, 132.https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.12120.1