What is NAD+?
What is NAD+?
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) is a coenzyme present in all human cells. It is considered the ultimate anti-aging and energy-boosting infusion. If you go back to your high school biology, NAD’s main function is energy production. Mitochondria are our cells’ “power source,” and NAD in mitochondria helps turn food or stored fat into energy.
Not only is it essential in metabolic function, NAD also slows the aging process, promotes athletic function, and boosts brain repair and processing. Our NAD levels start dropping after our 20s, and are depleted by about half in the 50s. Symptoms of lower NAD levels include less energy, reduced physical stamina, and slower brain function. The good news is that NAD can be replenished by IV therapy, reversing many of those symptoms.
NAD+ IV treatment in Petoksey / Traverse City, MI & Naples, FL
How does NAD+ work?
We naturally produce and recycle our own NAD+ it but it decreases with age. NAD+ is highly regarded for its effectiveness on slowing down aging. Intravenous NAD+ supplementation provides 100% bioavailability and activates enzymes in the bloodstream called “sirtuins.” Sirtuins have regulatory effects in most systems of the body – brain and nerves, metabolism, heart and blood vessels, and your immune system. Partly through these sirloins, NAD+ promotes the “good” aspects of your genes which helps you extend your healthspan, stay healthier longer and reduce the effects of aging. NAD+ also instantly boosts your ability create more energy for all your body’s functions. CSLC Medical Director Dr. Gustav Lo describes it as, “like you have a V-8 engine but it’s only running on 4 cyinders. NAD+ boosts the ability to burn more fuel and get more power out, bringing you back up to a V-8 so you can pass and power up hills again.” Because it has such broad anti-aging effects, NAD+ is the closest thing we have to a “fountain of youth.”
Does NAD+ IV help you lose weight?
NAD increases resting metabolic rate; in other words, NAD makes you burn more calories per minute whether you’re active or not. This is because NAD is a crucial part of energy production. As you grow older, your NAD levels drop. Lower NAD decreases your metabolism, burning fewer calories. That’s one of the reasons why people gain weight easily past a certain age – even if they aren’t eating any more than before.
NAD+ IV infusions:
increase metabolism, performance, stamina • boost energy and alertness • improve mental clarity
It’s a crucial molecule in mitochondria, the “power plant” of our cells – and 50% is depleted from our bodies by age 50.
Without NAD, mitochondrial energy production stalls. Low NAD may be the reason you don’t trot upstairs like you used to, or think as quickly, or feel tired all the time.
NAD infusions are a favorite on Wall Street for maximum energy and intensity. It’s also used to prevent and treat brain dysfunction, for everything from Alzheimer’s to Parkinson’s to simple age related memory loss.
Does an NAD+ IV help my memory and brain?
With intravenous NAD+ therapy, the molecule works rapidly to repair cells throughout the body and neurons in the brain. It serves as a catalyst in ultimate brain renovation, allowing us to mentally reach higher than ever before and helps overcome depression, anxiety and common mood disorders. With optimal brain function, you can make everyday a good day.
Does an NAD+ IV help athletic performance?
NAD helps process food and stored fat into energy. The more NAD, the faster your mitochondria can produce ATP, the chemical fuel that drives muscular activity. NAD levels peak in the late teens or 20s. As we get older, those NAD levels naturally drop off. Boosting NAD back to young normal levels is like adding a couple extra cylinders into a car engine – more fuel can be burned on demand, creating more power. Since most of us actually want to burn more calories, wouldn’t you rather turn your body’s engine into a fuel guzzling V-8?
What does an NAD+ IV infusion feel like?
One of the benefits of IV therapy is 100% and immediate availability of the ingredient. Most people feel NAD+ slow infusion to ensure your comfort.
Rushing them increases side effects.
NAD+ 250 mg = 2 hours
NAD+ 500 mg = 4 hours
Where can I get an NAD+ IV in Southwest Florida?
We do NAD+ infusion therapy in Naples and complimentary consultations in Boca Grande.
Naples, FL: 700 2nd Ave N Unit 205, Naples, FL 34102
Boca Grande, FL: 320 E Railroad Ave, Boca Grande, FL 33921
Where can I get an NAD+ IV in Northern Michigan?
Petoskey, MI: 116 W. Mitchell St., Petoskey, MI 49770
Traverse City, MI: 3529 W. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49684
Schedule your NAD+ IV consultation or NAD+ IV treatment here:
NAD+ IV Infusion Frequently Asked Questions
- Increased metabolism
- Increased energy
- Pain alleviation
- Reduced inflammation
- Alleviated opiate or substance withdrawal symptoms
- Prevents and corrects DNA damage
- Increases anti-aging benefits
One NAD infusion is helpful. Most people feel the results within a day or two. But because NAD is quite depleted in patients over 50, Dr. Lo recommends a series of 4 infusions over 4 weeks to build NAD stores back to more youthful levels. Follow up infusions every quarter help maintain NAD+ levels and the positive results.
The treatment protocol for NAD infusions varies depending on the treatment type:
Anti-Aging - 2 hour infusion of 250mg NAD+
Neuroregenerative - 4 hrs - 500mg NAD+
Due to extra ATP, (Adenosine Triphosphate) which is fuel for your cells throughout your body, NAD+ treatment must be infused over 2 hours minimum or it can cause increases in physiological activity including but not limited to:
- Chest pressure
- Increased muscle excitability
- Intestinal cramps
Since NAD+ is a vitamin supplement and naturally produced by the human body, the FDA has not found reason to assess NAD+ IV therapy.
While NAD+ supplements are available over-the-counter, there is no control over the quality and efficacy of the product you are purchasing. Also, oral NAD allows only a fraction of the NAD+ to be absorbed. For these reasons, we don’t recommend them or sell them.
You can, but no other form of NAD+ delivers the results of an intravenous infusion. IV NAD+ infusion allows 100% absorbtion of the NAD+, allowing your body to reap the full benefit immediately.