NAD+ stands for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, and it is a coenzyme found in all living cells. It is an amino acid and coenzyme of Niacin (Vitamin B3) that is found in every cell of your body. Most of your body’s energy and organ function is supported by mitochondria in cells, and NAD+ plays an important role in mitochondrial function. Scientists first discovered NAD+ and started studying its benefits in the early 1900s, but it’s only in recent years that we are beginning to understand its full potential.
NAD+ IV is typically given at a dose of 250mg – 500mg each treatment, and is administered as an intravenous infusion over 2-4 hours. This improves brain function and cell regeneration, increases energy, and reduces inflammation processes. The effects of NAD+ are noticeable almost immediately in most cases, and the benefits can last between 4 -15 days.
How Can NAD+ Benefit Patients?
NAD+ has two forms—active and inactive. In its active form, it’s referred to as NAD+, while in its inactive form it’s known as NADH. Often, it’s called the “helper molecule” because it activates and generates molecular reactions by binding to other enzymes in the body.
As we get older, our bodies generate less and less NAD+. This is one of the reasons we begin to feel the effects of aging and become more prone to age-related illnesses as we get older.
One way to promote or supplement NAD+ in your body is through IV therapy.
Potential Benefits of NAD+ IV Therapy:
- Boost neurologic function
- Restores mental clarity and slow cognitive decline
- Supports brain regeneration and repair
- Increases energy metabolism on a cellular level
- Improve symptoms of anxiety
- Reduce fatigue and improve energy levels
- Fight symptoms of depression
What are Some Known Side Effects of NAD+ IV?
NAD+ is a very safe therapy with minimal to no side effects. However, during the infusion, NAD+ can cause side effects such as nausea, brain fog, cramping, and muscle fatigue. Additional side effects reported after NAD+ IV therapy include nausea, fatigue, headaches, diarrhea, stomach discomfort and indigestion.
Is NAD+ Covered by Insurance?
NAD+ infusions are currently not covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or most other insurances.
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