Brain Benefits of NAD+ IV Therapy

Dr. Lo NAD IV Benefits

As we age, our natural supply of NAD, or nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, decreases. In fact, we lose approximately 40% of our NAD levels by the age of 40. This coenzyme or “helper” molecule is involved in hundreds of metabolic processes like cellular energy and function. It helps convert proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and micronutrients (such as vitamins and minerals) in order to generate energy. 

Once the body begins to produce less NAD, IV therapy and supplementation can be used to help restore the body’s supply. Because NAD+ IV therapy has a 100% absorption rate, individuals may experience a variety health benefits immediately. 

Improved mental clarity

The first improvement that NAD+ IV therapy can have on brain function is improved mental clarity. When we age, it is oftentimes difficult to achieve clear, focused thoughts. People describe their thinking as unclear, cloudy or ‘foggy’ (thus the term “brain fog”). As a result, focusing on specific tasks becomes more difficult, thinking and conclusions are slower, and oftentimes productivity declines.

NAD+ IV therapy is believed to combat brain fog by saturating brain tissue with the nutrients it needs to perform. With this therapy, cell metabolism and function are boosted allowing more and faster signaling between cells. Many patients report their brain fog clears, with faster and thinking and better focus.

Higher energy levels

NAD participates in energy creation by acting as a delivery mechanism. You can think of NAD coenzymes as small shuttle buses that move electrons to and from enzymes in the mitochondria. In fact, NAD is a critical component of the “electron transport chain,” responsible for almost all cellular energy production.

NAD+ IV therapy is proven to enhance mitochondrial health and function. The mitochondria is responsible for producing over 90% of the body’s energy. Improving mitochondrial function boosts energy production everywhere in the body. With brain and neurologic functions accounting for about up to a third of our total energy needs, many patients notice improvements in mood and psychological performance first.

Elevated mood

Boosting mitochondria health can also aid in the metabolic signals involved in the body’s stress response. When NAD+ IV therapy increases mitochondrial health in the brain, it can in turn decrease the stress responses of depression and anxiety. For that reason, increased mitochondrial health can help the body psychologically recover from everyday stressors. Additionally, research has shown that NAD helps stimulate the production of ‘feel good’ hormones such as serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, and endorphins. These hormones promote positive feelings like happiness, pleasure, and love. 

These are just a few of the many benefits NAD+ IV therapy can have on mental health. This powerful advancement in modern medicine allows us to maximize our cellular potential at any age. At RegenCen, we are extremely excited about these powerful advancements in NAD+ IV therapy for mental health benefits. 

NAD+ IV therapy is now offered at RegenCen in both our Traverse City and Petoskey locations. Book your appointment today!