Let’s begin with some basics! NAD+ stands for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, a coenzyme that is found in and used by all living cells.
NAD+ works on a cellular level to give our bodies energy and the tools to obtain optimal health. As we age, our bodies naturally produce less and less NAD+. If we do not take in the right nutrients in the right amounts, our bodies fail to produce sufficient NAD+. Insufficient NAD+ (whatever the cause) causes deficiencies and suboptimal functioning across our internal organs. Regularly adding NAD+ is a practice growing in popularity among both biohackers and the chronically ill.
Because it is an essential part of our bodies on a cellular level, the benefits of NAD+ IV therapy are almost too numerous to count. Taking in extra NAD+ can help to slow aging, prevent and heal disease, improve athletic performance, support addiction recovery, and boost mental clarity.
Let’s dive deeper into some of the benefits!
- Enhanced Brain Function
The brain requires a great amount of oxygen to function optimally. In fact, it uses about 20% of the body’s oxygen supply. Insufficient NAD+ supplies leave the body unable to produce energy to supply enough oxygen to the brain. Thus, NAD+ supplementation has been found to increase focus and clarity and even fight Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
- Weight Loss
NAD+ can gently and naturally boost your metabolism by helping your body to more efficiently convert food into energy.
- Improved Energy, Athletic Performance, and Recovery
NAD+ increases energy levels at a cellular level by increasing blood flow. The result is increased energy, improved strength and coordination, and speedier recovery time. Ryan uses the NAD+ to maximize athletic performance and minimize recovery time!
- Hangover Treatment
NAD+ is the ultimate hangover cure! It combats headaches, fatigue, nausea, and cravings by protecting the liver and correcting the imbalances in your neurotransmitters caused by a night of heavy drinking. It can even help to fight addictive behavior!
- Liver Health
The liver is highly sensitive to declining NAD+ levels, so NAD+ supplementation is a great way to support a struggling liver for those on high-fat diets or who have over-consumed alcohol in the past.
NAD+ promotes DNA repair and cellular survival, helping your body to naturally slow the process of aging and the development of disease.
NAD+ IVs are administered just as any other IV treatment. The length of the treatment depends on you and your unique needs. We carefully monitor you and adjust the speed of your drip depending on your tolerance. Some complain of a dizzy or nauseous feeling at first and need to take it quite slow. Some love the “floaty” feeling and can take it rather quickly. Generally the process takes between 30 and 90 minutes in all.
Any dizziness dissipates quickly, and you should feel energized, vital, and refreshed almost immediately.
The NAD+ IV bag contains just NAD+ and saline, but, depending on your goals and needs, you can add other components to pack more of a punch into your session.
Whether you are battling chronic illness, fighting aging, honing performance, or biohacking, regular NAD+ IV therapy will greatly benefit you!
xoxo Rachel & Ryan