If only there were a compound that can help turn back the hands of time by restoring your energy, improving your mood and mental clarity, increasing your athletic performance and taking away your cravings for alcohol and drugs. Well there is! A new you this February boils down to your brain and how clearly you are able to think. By regenerating your brain to the way it is meant to function, you are able to regenerate your life.
What is NAD+
Considered just as important as oxygen, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) is a coenzyme of niacin (vitamin B-3) and is found in the mitochondria of every cell of your body. As we age, NAD+ declines and specific genes can be triggered to accelerate the aging processes. Factors like lifestyle, diet, drug or alcohol use, stress, toxicity and age influence the decline of NAD+.
Symptoms such as chronic fatigue, loss of mental clarity, depression, stress, anxiety, and various chronic illnesses may result. Supplementing with NAD+ IV therapy gives us the ability to turn off these aging genes. NAD+ enables the transfer of energy from the foods we eat to vital cell functions, especially in the brain.
Three Main Factors that Reduce NAD+
STRESS. In our high-paced world, stress is inevitable. Stress has become the new norm as we find ourselves in the biggest rat race of our lives. With chronic stress comes a significant reduction of NAD+. The American Psychological Association links chronic stress to the six leading causes of death. Stress also causes oxidative stress and increases free radicals in the body, the perfect storm for NAD+ decline.
INFLAMMATION. Your body’s response to stress results in inflammation. CD38 is a glycoprotein that is associated with inflammation and NAD+ depletion. For CD38 to function properly and help mitigate inflammation, it must consume large amounts of NAD+.
POOR DIET. You are what you eat and what you put in your body affects every metabolic process. NAD+ production is dependent on the vitamins and minerals you get from your diet. Vitamin B-3 and tryptophan are some of these key nutrients. NAD+ IV therapy has also been clinically used to effectively and safely detoxify patients from alcohol and drugs like opiates, tranquilizers and stimulants.
What is NAD+ IV Therapy
NAD+ IV therapy helps to restore the cellular production of energy (ATP), protects and repairs DNA, strengthens the immune system by improving cell signaling of immune cells, is anti-aging, improves athletic endurance, combats fatigue, lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, stimulates the production of dopamine, serotonin, noradrenaline and improves mood and brain function. It is helpful in brain fog, cognitive impairment and even “chemo brain.”
NAD+ IV therapy helps to restore proper brain biochemistry, neurotransmitters, circadian function and reduce neurological symptoms. NAD+ IV therapy is a wonderful adjunct to any anti-aging protocol. It has a powerful capacity to reset the brain to its original set point.
In 2016 the scientific journal Rejuvenation published an article discussing how low NAD+ levels are directly associated with cellular aging, emphasizing that this process can be prevented by increasing the levels of NAD+ within cells.
Who is it good for?
NAD+ IV therapy is not good for people who have serious methylation issues, are diagnosed with bipolar disorder or those who dislike intravenous (IV) therapy. NAD+ IV therapy is administered as a very slow drip and each treatment can take up to four to six hours depending on the dosage of NAD+ administered. Other ways to boost NAD+ includes the foods you eat, such as meat and fish high in tryptophan and vitamin B-3, spirulina, avocados, sprouted kidney beans, buckwheat and asparagus.
To rejuvenate the brain and get it back to firing on all cylinders NAD+ IV therapy may be what you are looking for. The research is overwhelmingly in favor of its supplementation.