Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD+) is a critical, naturally occurring coenzyme of niacin (vitamin B-3) that helps every cell in our bodies to produce energy. It is essential to all metabolic processes.
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) is a coenzyme present in almost all cells of the body. It plays a key role in converting nutrients into cellular energy. With age, NAD+ levels steadily decrease and research suggests that an increase in NAD+ can help with age-associated diseases, brain functionality, metabolism, neurodegeneration, and more.
When we consume unhealthy foods, breathe in pollutants, and are exposed to toxic chemicals or stressors, our cells are at risk. Inflammation and stress causes damage to your DNA, which definitively leads to cell death. Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is more prone to be affected by DNA damaging agents, and accumulated DNA damages may cause mitochondrial dysfunction and drive the pathogenesis of a variety of human diseases, including neurodegenerative disorders and cancer. NAD+ helps activate proteins which induce the formation of new mitochondria, the energy producing micro organs in our cells.
By reducing mitochondrial dysfunction, NAD+ reduces many of the physical symptoms of aging.
NAD+ is an important in regulating your circadian rhythms and therefore the sleep cycle.
NAD+ is also considered the diamond standard in addiction medicine for alcohol and substance withdrawal symptoms.
Infusing NAD+ will provide an efficient and more effective outcome then other routes of administration (i.e. oral) and quickly optimizes the body's NAD+ levels.
The effects of NAD+ can be experienced immediately and may last from 2-4 weeks. Within two months of an infusion, patients experience an increase in measured NAD+ levels.
The frequency of NAD+ treatments will depend on your underlying medical condition. For example, patients who have severe fatigue may require therapy 1-2 times per week until they feel their energy restored, and then monthly as needed. For general health maintenance, however, monthly doses of NAD+ are often sufficient.
Each infusion takes 120-300 minutes (dosage dependent). You may experience symptoms during this drip, including shortness of breath, flushness, and gastrointestinal discomfort. The nurse will adjust your drip time as needed. These symptoms subside almost immediately after the drip has concluded.
NAD+ infusions require an appointment.