NAD+ and L-Theanine in Conquering Chronic Stress

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Medically Reviewed
April 15, 2024

Chronic stress – it’s the modern-day monster lurking in our shadows. From work deadlines to financial anxieties, the constant barrage can leave us feeling drained, anxious, and foggy. But what if I told you there are proactive strategies to combat this stress monster, and not just through meditation apps (although those can be helpful, too!)? 

As a functional medicine expert, I see the body as an interconnected system. Chronic stress disrupts this delicate balance, impacting everything from sleep and digestion to mood and energy levels.  

This is where integrative medicine shines. It allows us to look beyond just the symptoms and address the root causes of stress, utilizing a combination of traditional medicine and evidence-based natural therapies. 

Here are two powerful tools in our integrative arsenal: 

  1. NAD+ IV Therapy: NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) is a coenzyme found in every cell of our body, playing a crucial role in energy production and cellular repair. Research suggests that NAD+ levels decline with age and chronic stress. NAD+ IV therapy involves delivering a high dose of NAD+ directly into the bloodstream. While research is ongoing, studies show promising results for improving energy levels and cognitive function and even reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression. 
  2. L-Theanine: This amino acid found in green tea has a calming effect without drowsiness. It works by promoting the production of alpha waves in the brain, which are associated with relaxation and focus. L-Theanine can be a great natural option for those seeking to manage stress and anxiety symptoms. 

Remember, these are just two tools in a comprehensive toolbox.

A functional medicine approach to chronic stress goes beyond quick fixes. It involves: 

  • Identifying the Stressors: Is it work, relationships, or a combination? Once we understand the root cause, we can develop targeted strategies. 
  • Optimizing Gut Health: A healthy gut microbiome is crucial for stress resilience. After the appropriate testing, we may recommend dietary changes, probiotics, or other gut-supporting supplements. 
  • Sleep Hygiene Prioritization: Chronic stress disrupts sleep, and poor sleep fuels stress. We’ll work on understanding the root cause of your sleep disruption to create a personalized plan to break this cycle. 

The Power of Proactive Health 

Functional medicine isn’t just about treating chronic conditions; it’s about proactive health management at every age. By addressing stress early on, we can prevent it from wreaking havoc on our physical and mental well-being. 

Ready to tame the stress monster? Consult a functional medicine practitioner. You can create a personalized plan to address your unique needs and reclaim your energy, focus, and overall well-being. Remember, taking a proactive approach to your health is the ultimate investment in your future self. 

Schedule Your NAD+ IV today! 

Disclaimer: This blog post is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Please consult a qualified healthcare professional before starting any new treatment, including NAD+ IV therapy or L-Theanine supplementation. 

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Stephanie is an autoimmune advocate and Functional Nutritionist who blends science, humor, and herbalism to create personalized nutrition and integrative health strategies. With over five years of clinical experience, Stephanie has helped numerous clients overcome various health issues, from weight management to autoimmunity and hormonal balance.