Looking for a way to boost your energy, improve your mood, slow down signs of aging, and feed your body on a cellular level with no downtime? If you answered yes to any of these, NAD regenerative therapy might be just the thing you’ve been searching for.
NAD+ IV treatments have gained popularity as a regenerative medical treatment due in part to their positive results in reversing the signs of aging, aiding in addiction recovery, improving athletic and cognitive performance, and more. In this article, we’ll give you an introduction to NAD regenerative therapy, what it is, what its benefits are, and what you can expect during and after therapy.
What Exactly Is NAD Regenerative Therapy?
NAD regenerative therapy typically refers to the intravenous administration of the coenzyme NAD+ (the oxidized form of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) to patients. It should be noted that this is different from NADH, which is the reduced form of that same coenzyme.
NAD+ IV treatment is a holistic and all-natural regenerative therapy where vitamins and a high dose of the NAD+ coenzyme are administered directly into a patient’s bloodstream.
Why is NAD+ IV Important?
NAD+ is a vital component in the metabolic processes carried out by nearly every cell in the human body. NAD+ aids our cells in regulating metabolism, endocrine signaling, the repair of our DNA, resistance to stress, and cell apoptosis (or programmed cell death). In simpler terms, providing your cells with an ample supply of NAD+ can assist with maintaining a healthy weight, preventing signs of aging, enhancing cognitive function, and much more.
What are the Benefits of NAD+ IV Therapy?
The numerous benefits of NAD regenerative therapies are still being explored and studied but so far, this therapy has shown promising results in the following areas:
Addiction Recovery – It is important to understand that NAD+ IV regenerative therapy is not a treatment for addiction. It has, however, been noted for its benefits in reducing the symptoms of withdrawal one experiences during the recovery process. In short, it can give patients a better chance of avoiding relapse and make the withdrawal period more tolerable.
Reversing the Signs and Symptoms of Aging – Together NAD+ and Sir2p (a family of deacetylases that depend on NAD+) have a great impact on the body’s aging process and healthspan. The anti-aging benefits of NAD+ IV therapy include:
- Wrinkle reduction
- Better appearance of the skin
- Slowed aging process
- Reverse symptoms of aging
Boosting Overall Energy Levels – NAD+ IV therapy can be a great alternative to taking antidepressants and other medications commonly prescribed to treat CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) because it aids in the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate). You may remember from science class that ATP is basically molecular energy for your cells. Because of this interaction, NAD+ IV therapy can lead to a boost in your energy levels and a reduced feeling of chronic exhaustion or tiredness.
Aiding Weight Management – As we age, our metabolism slows down, which can lead to weight gain. NAD+ plays a vital role in the body’s metabolic function. I short, supplementing a healthy diet and exercise with NAD+ IV therapy can help prevent weight gain.
Improving Athletic Performance – In addition to boosting energy levels, which is likely to make getting through a rigorous workout easier, NAD+ is a necessary component for muscle health and development. Essentially, fuel for your cells is fuel for your body, and you need lots of fuel when you’re working out.
Boosting Cognitive Function – Sirtuins are proteins that rely on NAD+ to carry out their functions. Together, sirtuins and NAD+ can slow cognitive decline and improve cells’ resistance to stress resulting in:
- Brain regeneration
- Better mental clarity
- Memory improvements
- Better ability to concentrate and focus
- Improved neurological function
- Improved mood
- Reduction in the symptoms of depression
Reducing Pain – Sirtuins are also known to play a role in the reduction of inflammation. As mentioned above, sirtuins need NAD+. Thus, by facilitating a reduction of inflammation, NAD+ IV can help alleviate chronic pain.
What Can I Expect During NAD+ IV Treatment?
NAD+ IV regenerative therapy sessions last a little over an hour. When you arrive, your clinician will go over your medical history, ask you a few questions, and take your blood pressure. After that, an IV line will be placed in your arm and attached to the NAD+ drip.
It takes about 90-120 minutes for the full treatment to be administered, during which time you can relax, listen to music, read a book, or watch TV. It is normal to feel a slight tightening sensation in your chest and some patients experience a mild headache or nausea while receiving NAD+ IV therapy, but these can be mitigated by slowing the infusion rate.
There is no recovery time needed after receiving the NAD+ IV. You will be able to resume your normal activities immediately after treatment, though some patients do report feeling dreamy or having a boost of energy.
Interested in learning more about NAD regenerative therapy? Book a consultation at Aspire Regenerative to learn if NAD+ IV therapy might be right for you. Our clinicians can suggest the best treatment options from our range of innovative therapies to help you reach your personal health and wellness goals.