What Is NAD+ And Why It Matters For Your Health
It’s that time of year again: your birthday. While some of us thoroughly enjoy our birthdays, some of us may not share the same level of enthusiasm or excitement as we once did. With every passing year, we may start to wonder if there is a way to somehow slow down the aging process.
Although no one has discovered the fountain of youth (yet), it has now been clearly demonstrated that NAD+ levels in our cells decline as we age, and by boosting our NAD+ levels, we may support the longevity of our bodies and minds.
What is NAD+?
According to its textbook definition, NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) is a critical coenzyme found in every cell in your body, and is involved in hundreds of metabolic processes. It’s especially important for the functioning of our mitochondria–our powerhouse cell. When the cells are provided with more NAD, the body’s levels of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) increases. This, in turn, helps with body functions such as DNA repair and metabolism regulation.
What’s the harm of low NAD+?
Here are some of the effects related to low NAD+:
Unfortunately, our levels of NAD+ decrease and influence the aging process as we get older. Essentially, low NAD+ levels might be at least partly responsible for age-related health issues.*
- Fatigue, Depression, and Anxiety
Hand-in-hand with aging, fatigue, depression and anxiety are also signs of lower NAD+/SIRT1.
NAD+ controls the “redox potential” of the cell; the higher the redox potential of a cell, the better the mitochondria work, and the better the cell can function.
- Weight Gain
NAD+ activates the signaling proteins, called sirtuins, that help enhance metabolism and weight loss, and reduce bad cholesterol.
When the NAD+ levels are low, your natural metabolism declines, which may in turn increase your weight gain.
Your oxygen levels can decline for many reasons, such as illness, shallow breathing, sedentary lifestyle, poor diet, and aging. Low oxygen levels slow down the mitochondria, making it harder to perform its functions. Your body retaliates by slowing down the conversion of NADH to NAD+, thus reducing NAD+ over time.
- Skin damage
NAD+ is also a major defender of our skin against sun damage, because NAD+ absorbs mainly the UVB spectrum and NADH absorbs mainly UVA spectrum. When your NAD+ levels are low, sun burns, skin damage, and even skin cancer can increase.
- Brain Function
Your brain requires a lot of energy. When NAD+ levels are low, the mitochondria that are found in your brain’s neurons are adversely affected. NAD+ can help reduce the symptoms of Parkinson, Alzheimers, Dementia, MS, and other autoimmune disorders. It is not a cure, but a way to enhance your ability to do day to day life activities.
When does NAD matter most?
Research has shown that NAD has relevance in these circumstances:
- The aging process
- Athletic performance
- Anxiety, depression and PTSD/PTSI
- Low energy levels
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Sleep disturbances
- Chronic pain syndromes
- Migraine headaches
- Autoimmune diseases
- Inflammatory diseases
- Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)
- Drug and alcohol addictions
- Drug and alcohol detoxing
- Early Parkinson’s disease
- Early Alzheimer’s disease
- Early dementia
- Multiple sclerosis
- Other neurodegenerative disorders
What is NAD IV Therapy?
NAD IV therapy is also sometimes referred to as NAD regenerative therapy.
NAD IV therapy works exactly like it sounds: the NAD+ supplement, naturally derived from Vitamin B3, is delivered via IV drip, so it directly enters the bloodstream. The treatment can last anywhere from 90 minutes to four hours. It provides a very powerful feeling of energy and is more comfortable when administered slowly. During the delivery time, you can read a book, work or watch a movie on your tablet or laptop, or simply rest. Once you are finished with the NAD IV therapy, you can resume normal activities with no downtime.
Should I get treated with NAD IV Therapy?
Because NAD IV therapy is a cutting-edge treatment, research is ongoing, and scientists are continuing to discover new benefits this therapy can have on the human body. Just about anyone can benefit from NAD+ IV therapy. Those who try it–from busy professionals, college students and professional athletes to individuals with chronic disease–find NAD IV therapy helpful for optimal mind and body performance. If you find yourself lagging during the day, feel you’re not functioning at your peak, or want to detox and prolong your cellular age, this treatment could be the solution you are looking for.
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*according to a research article done by Eric Verdin. NAD+ in aging, metabolism, and neurodegeneration. Eric Verdin. Gladstone Institutes, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Found in Science 04 Dec 2015:Vol. 350, Issue 6265, pp. 1208-1213. DOI: 10.1126/science.aac4854