What is NAD+ Therapy, and Do I Need it?

Man reclining near an IV drip to illustrating receiving NAD+ therapy
Medically Reviewed
June 13, 2022

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) is a naturally occurring coenzyme (vitamin B3) found in every cell of our bodies. It plays a critical role in regulating cellular metabolism and energy homeostasis. In this article, we’ll talk about the importance of NAD+ and how NAD+ therapy can quickly help you regain your optimal level of the coenzyme.

Your body naturally produces NAD+, and the levels of NAD+ in the body can affect everything from how our brain functions to how fast we age mentally and physically.

For example, this coenzyme plays a role in:

  • maintaining muscle tone and function,
  • encouraging healthy cell growth,
  • repairing and lengthening the protective caps at the end of your DNA, slowing how quickly your body ages,
  • counteracting tissue damage, and
  • reversing damage to your mitochondria (the “battery” of each cell).

What Can NAD+ Therapy Do For You?

Although we naturally produce NAD+, it reduces with age, like most things. However, certain factors can accelerate NAD+ depletion including stress, sleep problems, environmental factors, and drug use.

The good news is that NAD+ levels can quickly increase using NAD+ Therapy.

NAD+ therapy delivers NAD+ into your body to optimize your levels. NAD+ molecules enter your body and bind with proteins to create active enzymes. Your body uses these to metabolize fuel and revitalize cells.

The two ways to deliver NAD+ to your body are through oral supplements and IV Therapy.

Is NAD+ IV Therapy Better Than NAD+ Supplements?

Grabbing an NAD+ supplement is as easy as placing an online order or stopping by your local drug store – but these have downsides. Let’s see why.

You take oral supplements by mouth, and your digestive system processes them, absorbing them and delivering them to your digestive tract. As a result, oral supplements slow down the rate at which NAD+ can reach your bloodstream.

In addition, digestive tracts are not always effective at their job, and each individual’s circulatory system also differs in how efficiently it functions. This means your body doesn’t absorb 100% of the supplements. And there’s no way of knowing how much is absorbed and how much is excreted as waste.

On the other hand, NAD+ IV drip therapy bypasses your digestive system and delivers NAD+ straight into your bloodstream and cell tissue.

That means 100% of the NAD+ is delivered to – and immediately available for use by – your cells.

What Can You Expect From NAD+ IV Therapy?

First, we’ll start with a shortlist of the benefits of NAD+ Therapy:

  • Improved focus and mental clarity
  • Reduced inflammation and pain
  • Improved muscle recovery
  • Improvement in many chronic illnesses
  • Increased metabolism
  • Increased energy
  • Prevention and correction of DNA damage
  • Increased anti-aging benefits
  • Improved symptoms of depression, anxiety, and PTSD

Now let’s go a little deeper by explaining the benefits of NAD+ Therapy and why it works.

NAD+ Helps Clear Brain Fog

Suppose you experience difficulty producing clear, focused thoughts or problems concentrating and being productive. NAD+ IV therapy saturates the cells in your brain with the nutrients it needs to perform, boosting cognitive function and clearing away that hazy feeling.

NAD+ Therapy Helps Manage Chronic Conditions

Because NAD+ plays an essential role in activating antioxidants and reducing inflammation, it helps relieve pain and diabetes symptoms. In addition, NAD+ therapy also increases serotonin levels, which can help stabilize moods and support people who suffer from depression. This makes it a great way to help manage chronic pain, diabetes symptoms, or extreme mood swings.

NAD+ Therapy Enhances Overall Wellbeing

Are you tired of being tired? Are your energy levels at an all-time bottom? Do you feel like you’re in an eternal funk? Because NAD+ IV therapy revitalizes your body at the cellular level, it provides whole-body benefits that almost anyone can enjoy. One of the most common reasons people turn to NAD+ therapy is to increase energy levels. NAD+ IV therapy also improves metabolic processes, helping you reach or maintain a healthy weight.

NAD+ For Muscle Recovery and Athletic Performance

Are you looking for post-workout relief? Is it taking longer and longer for your muscles to recover? Is your workout or game suffering from your lack of energy? Restoring cellular levels of NAD+ keeps cells young and resilient, increasing energy, improving muscle recovery, and decreasing soreness after strenuous workouts.

NAD+ as an Anti-Aging Warrior

Have the signs of aging caught up with you? Does it seem like you get sick more often? As you age, NAD+ levels decline substantially. When NAD+ levels are low, you’re more susceptible to neuro and muscular degeneration, a decline in cardio metabolic health, and diminished cellular repair and resiliency. Optimizing NAD+ levels boosts energy at a cellular level, slows down aging, and decreases the risk of disease.

NAD+ IV Therapy is an Effective Treatment For Many Medical Conditions

These include:

  • CFS
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Neurodegenerative diseases like CTE
  • MS
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Diabetes
  • Attention-deficit
  • Alcohol and drug addiction

Risk Factors and Side Effects Associated With NAD+ Therapy

NAD+ therapy is more intense than IV Vitamin therapies; you should treat it as such. That means meeting with a medical provider to ensure your situation is suitable for NAD+ treatment. For example, pregnant or lactating women are not candidates for NAD+ treatment. In addition, individuals with kidney disease, active liver disease, and congestive heart failure should not have IV therapy.

THERE CAN BE SIDE EFFECTS when NAD+ is delivered too quickly into the bloodstream. Because of the extra adenosine triphosphate (ATP), NAD+ treatment must be infused over 2 hours minimum, or it can cause:

  • Chest pressure
  • Stomach pain
  • Chills
  • Flushing

These side effects will disappear once the provider achieves the proper drip rate.

Do You Need NAD+ Therapy – Is It Right For You?

If any of the above benefits seem to be what you need, find out if it’s right for you! Contact us for a consultation today!

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What is NAD+ Therapy, and Do I Need it?
We describe what NAD+ is and its role in our body's health, then detail the benefits of IV NAD+ therapy and some contra-indications so you can decide if you need it.