NAD IV therapy delivers nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide—a coenzyme indispensable for many basic functions of the human body—directly into the bloodstream for fast and complete absorption.
This innovative treatment provides a host of benefits to people suffering from chronic fatigue, addiction, age-related diseases, and many other conditions.
Continue reading to find out more about NAD therapy and other ways to naturally increase your NAD levels.
What Is NAD IV Therapy?
NAD IV therapy is a holistic, all-natural treatment that helps replenish the levels of the essential coenzyme nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) in your body. IV therapy completely bypasses the digestive system and delivers NAD directly into your cell tissue. Increasing your NAD levels through intravenous infusions is the only way to ensure a 100% absorption rate of this vital nutrient, allowing you to get the maximum effect from the therapy.
What is the role of NAD?
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) is a helper molecule that plays an essential role in almost all indispensable biological processes, from maintaining healthy metabolism to repairing DNA damage, strengthening the immune system, and setting your internal clock. NAD is also the most powerful antioxidant in the human body.
While NAD is naturally present in every single cell of your body, its levels inevitably decrease with age. This decline is accelerated by factors such as lack of healthy nutrition, stress, poor sleep, and the use of drugs or alcohol. Low levels of NAD have been linked to health issues like premature skin aging, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and heart disease.
The safest and most effective method of replenishing your NAD levels is through intravenous infusions.
How does NAD IV therapy work?
NAD IV therapy relies on the same method that is used for intravenous treatments in hospitals. A nurse administers an IV solution containing pure NAD through a tube, called a catheter, attached to a needle that enters your bloodstream. The treatment takes between 2 and 4 hours per session. During this time, the nurse will continue to monitor you for any reactions and ensure the IV stays in place throughout the treatment.
Because Reset IV is a concierge service, there is no need for you to leave the comfort of your home to enjoy the benefits of NAD IV therapy. If you live in Los Angeles, Orange County, Las Vegas, or Miami, we can deliver treatments in any location of your choice. We will typically be at your door already within an hour of booking, depending on availability.
Reset IV also offers a range of vitamin supplements to enhance your NAD treatment, including vitamin C, vitamin B12, vitamin B-complex, glutathione, biotin (a type of B vitamin), taurin, multivitamin cocktail, and the Modified Myers’ Cocktail.
NAD IV treatment holds numerous benefits for people suffering from chronic fatigue, age-related diseases, and even addiction. Read on to find out more.
Benefits of NAD IV Therapy
NAD IV therapy is successfully used in treating a variety of conditions. Here are just a few examples.
Improve cognitive function
Cognitive decline is caused by neuroinflammation and increased oxidative stress, an imbalance between the amount of free radicals and antioxidant levels. By improving your cells’ resistance to stress, NAD helps delay or prevent the onset of cognitive decline. It enables your brain to function at the optimal level by protecting your brain cells from damage, repairing damaged mitochondria, and reinforcing the activity of neurons. Increased NAD levels have been shown to improve focus and mental clarity, boost memory, and slow down age-related memory loss.
NAD allows your cells to maintain healthy energy levels and helps improve your stamina and vitality. NAD IV therapy increases the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP)—the main source of energy for most cellular processes—which reduces feelings of tiredness or exhaustion. NAD is often prescribed to treat chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Studies have shown that two-thirds of people suffering from CFS experience an improvement in energy levels after taking NAD supplementation.
Improve athletic performance
NAD IV therapy is also used to enhance athletic performance. NAD can supply your body with sufficient energy for workouts, enabling you to build stronger muscles and increase muscle mass and endurance. It also stimulates muscle recovery and repair and ensures less muscle soreness after workouts.
Help with weight management
NAD plays an important role in the body’s metabolic regulation, which is directly responsible for the conversion of food into energy. If your body’s metabolism is functioning properly, your energy levels are high and it is easier to lose weight. When combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise, NAD IV therapy can help you maintain a healthy weight.
Reverse signs of aging
One of the main benefits of NAD IV is countering the effects of aging. NAD protects your DNA from damage and repairs existing damage caused by a range of genetic and environmental factors like pollution, radiation from sunlight and radon, food mutagens, and industrial chemicals. Scientists have also found that NAD. is the key to reversing the dermal signs of aging such as the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, the loss of skin elasticity, and photoaging due to long-term sun exposure.
Sirtuins, a family of protein molecules that play a crucial role in the body’s inflammatory response that alleviates pain, are dependent on NAD in order to function properly. NAD IV therapy can successfully treat chronic pain without causing addiction, withdrawal, and other harmful side effects.
Treat anxiety and depression
By increasing serotonin levels, NAD IV therapy acts as a mood stabilizer and can be useful for treating people who suffer from anxiety or depression.
Delay or prevent the onset of certain diseases
Studies have confirmed that there is a direct correlation between NAD levels and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. NAD IV therapy can relieve symptoms of various chronic conditions, including:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Mitochondrial dysfunction.
Aid in addiction recovery
Although NAD IV therapy is not a cure for addiction, it is a powerful tool that can help the recovery process by significantly reducing cravings and minimizing withdrawal symptoms. NAD detoxifies the brain and replaces missing nutrients while flushing out stored drugs within the body. This type of treatment is often used as part of comprehensive recovery programs to help patients recover from alcohol, opioid, chemical, and prescription drug addictions.
In addition to intravenous therapy, there are several other ways to get more NAD into your body and take advantage of its benefits.
Other Ways to Get the Benefits of NAD
Here are some simple ways in which you can naturally enhance NAD levels in your body. All of them can easily be integrated into your everyday life.
Oral supplements such as nicotinamide riboside, niagen, and nicotinic acid are readily available from local convenience stores and online retailers. Although you can usually get sufficient amounts of NAD from these products, you should keep in mind that there are risks involved in taking high quantities of store-bought supplements as they often contain artificial ingredients. Besides, your digestive system will partially break down the nutrients before your cells get a chance to fully absorb them.
One of the easiest ways to get more NAD is by eating a healthy, balanced diet. Foods like dairy products, yeast, green leafy vegetables, fatty fish, chicken, and fermented foods naturally boost NAD levels in the body and should be an essential part of your diet. Since many nutrients are lost in cooking, it is beneficial to eat raw foods, especially those containing vitamin B, like avocados, steamed fish, and peanuts.
The ketogenic (keto) diet is high in fat and protein and low in carbohydrates. It has been shown to naturally increase NAD levels in the body. Healthy foods to eat on a ketogenic diet include:
- Fish and shellfish
- Meat and poultry
- Coconut oil
- Plain Greek yogurt
- Cottage cheese
- Low-carb vegetables (avocado, broccoli, zucchini, and cauliflower).
Intermittent fasting that consists of alternate periods of eating and fasting can be effective in increasing NAD levels. However, long-term fasting or a drastic reduction in calorie intake can have a counterproductive effect and negatively affect your metabolism.
Calorie restriction consists of reducing your average daily caloric intake below typical levels, without malnutrition or deprivation of essential nutrients. Restricting calories by 20-30% has been shown to boost NAD levels in the body.
Limited alcohol intake
Limiting alcohol intake is essential if you want to keep your NAD levels optimal. Alcohol reduces the efficacy of NAD as it interferes with metabolic processes maintained by this crucial coenzyme.
Getting enough sleep
Getting enough sleep is crucial for increasing your NAD levels naturally. NAD activity is regulated by circadian rhythms and your body can produce more of these indispensable biological resources when it’s at rest.
Physical exercise is an effective way to enhance your NAD levels and boost your overall health. Daily workouts require more NAD for increased energy, and your body will respond by producing more of this essential molecule. While all types of exercise are beneficial, interval training is the best exercising method if you are looking to increase NAD levels.
Limited sun exposure
Extended exposure to direct sunlight is not only detrimental to your overall health, but it depletes your body of NAD. NAD deficiency may lead to UV sensitivity and DNA damage, and contribute to the formation of wrinkles. However, spending time in natural or artificial heat such as hot tubs, heated pools, or saunas may help boost your NAD levels. Exposure to these heat sources will require increased energy from your body to keep cool, triggering elevated production of NAD.