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What is NAD Therapy?
NAD (or NAD+) therapy is a natural infusion that is delivered through an IV over the course of several sessions. Reduced fatigue, improved cognition, and better athletic performance are among the short-term benefits of IV NAD therapy. Intravenous NAD is also one of the most natural and restorative therapies for addiction. In the long term, it is a life-changing tool for fighting chronic disease and slowing the progression of aging.
NAD treatment is so effective because NAD is an essential molecule in the body’s core energy-making mechanism. By supplementing NAD directly to the bloodstream, NAD therapy gets to the bottom of many medical conditions to improve health.
What is NAD?
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) is a tiny molecule found in every cell of the body. It is one of the most important players in glycolysis and the Krebs cycle, the body’s energy production processes. During a complex series of molecular reactions that convert food energy and stored fat into usable energy for cells, NAD becomes NADH. To cycle back into energy production, it needs to be converted back to NAD.
If the body’s equilibrium is thrown off-balance, energy-generating NAD can become depleted. Not only does this impact energy levels, but it is detrimental to long-term health. Intravenous (IV) NAD therapy reverses the negative effects of NAD depletion. In ensures an ample supply of NAD to fuel energy processes and maintain optimal cellular health
Who Can Benefit from NAD Therapy?
NAD infusion therapy can be beneficial for anyone. It can also be prescribed for specific health conditions. The number of infusions, time allocated for each infusion, and any complementary therapies that are recommended will depend on the condition being treated.
NAD therapy treats fatigue.
NAD is at the core of the body’s energy production mechanism. For this reason, replenishing NAD intravenously is a very effective therapy for individuals experiencing chronic fatigue.
NAD therapy boosts athletic performance and recovery.
While the body continuously uses energy to run all cellular processes, energy consumption peaks during exercise. Because the body uses NAD to produce energy, during and after exercise is when NAD depletion is most pronounced. NAD therapy gives the body a surplus of NAD for energy production. The result is improved athletic performance and increased time to burnout. Following physical exertion, NAD also has an important role in reducing pain and speeding recovery.
NAD therapy is an anti-aging treatment that repairs DNA.
In addition to its central role in energy production, NAD also participates in the cellular processes that repair DNA. In fact, the DNA damage associated with aging is related to an overall decline in NAD levels as we get older. By replenishing this molecule, NAD infusions boost cells’ DNA repair machinery. This treatment has the potential not only to slow but to reverse aging: With supplementary NAD, the cells are able to repair DNA that has already been affected.
NAD therapy improves cognition and fights neurodegenerative disease.
NAD is essential for the activation of sirtuins, a family of enzymes that fight inflammation and prevent neuron damage. As such, NAD is a vital player in preventing neurodegenerative diseases, including multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s disease in the long run. In the short term, patients who receive NAD infusions report noticing improved concentration, memory, and mood.
NAD therapy reduces cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk.
Abundant NAD is important for preventing and fighting chronic disease. Because NAD is intricately involved in cellular repair, it helps the body to reduce the vascular damage that is characteristic of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. NAD also activates the anti-inflammatory enzymes sirtuins, which fight inflammation to reduce disease progression.
NAD infusions alleviate drug and alcohol withdrawal.
The body requires NAD to eliminate alcohol and drugs from the body. Consequently, substance use causes NAD to become depleted and reduce the body’s capacity to process the substance. For those struggling with addiction, IV NAD therapy is a restorative treatment that helps to alleviate withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings. NAD infusions are often prescribed in conjunction with amino acid infusions and B vitamins.
What to Expect at Your Appointment.
Before starting NAD therapy at Atlanta Men’s Health Clinic, you will have a consultation with one of our physicians. The purpose of this appointment is to discuss your symptoms and medical history so that we can prescribe the most appropriate NAD therapy course. Depending on your goals, you may need between three and 16 days of NAD IV treatments. In some cases, your doctor may recommend that you also receive amino acid infusions and B vitamins as part of your treatment.
When you come to Atlanta Men’s Health Clinic for your infusions, you will meet with one of our experienced nurses. The nurse will insert an IV to start the flow of NAD and check in throughout your session. It’s possible that you will experience chest tightness or headache. These effects are normal, but let your nurse know if you are feeling uncomfortable. During the course of your infusion, you may watch TV or listen to music while you relax in our modern therapy room.
The Highest Standard of NAD.
At Atlanta Men’s Clinic, we use only the highest standard of pharmacy grade NAD. Our NAD infusions are batch tested according to strict FDA guidelines. This means that we offer the safest and highest quality product for our patients.