NAD+ IV Therapy

by Dr. Devin Stone, ND

How does NAD+ therapy support my health?

NAD+ is in every cell in your body, where it’s used to produce energy and support metabolic processes. Your body relies on enzymes to trigger biochemical reactions and more than 400 enzymes depend on NAD+ to function. As a result, you need a good supply of NAD+ to keep your nerves, brain, and organs working properly. NAD+ is vital for repairing DNA, producing neurotransmitters, strengthening your immune system, and protecting cells from damage due to metabolic wastes, to name just a few.  

Low NAD+ levels are associated with many possible health problems, including:

- Infections

- Diabetes

- Atherosclerosis

- High blood pressure

- Dementia

-Parkinson’s disease

- Low Energy

- Aging

NAD+ deficiencies may also cause insomnia and chronic inflammatory conditions. 

Why would I need NAD+ therapy?

You need NAD+ therapy if your body’s supply is too low. You can end up with too little NAD+ if you don’t get enough vitamin B3 (niacin) because your body uses it to produce NAD+. Levels drop when your body is under excessive stress. For example, an acute illness, chronic disease, mental health condition, or intensive physical activity cause low NAD+ levels. NAD+ also naturally declines as you get older. By the time you reach 50 years old, your NAD+ supply is about half the amount you need.

How does NAD+ relate to aging?

A group of proteins called sirtuins need NAD+ to do their job of regulating metabolism and aging. When sirtuins have enough NAD+, they trigger DNA repair and prevent cellular damage. They also respond to dietary habits such as calorie restriction, making metabolic changes that promote longevity. Sirtuins support communication between cells in blood vessel walls and muscles. When your NAD+ levels fall, this communication breaks down, leading to blood vessel aging and vascular disease.

What can I expect during NAD+ therapy?

The team at Tulsi Wellness Club uses an intravenous (IV) infusion to deliver NAD+ therapy. They individualize the amount you receive and the rate of your infusion. They may also recommend IV nutrition therapy or a push of glutathione (a powerful antioxidant) to support optimal results. 

You may need NAD+ therapy 1-2 times weekly, depending on the severity of your symptoms. As you feel better, you can taper down to monthly maintenance infusions. To find out more about NAD+ and other infusions available to you at Tulsi Wellness Club, call the Del Mar office or request an appointment online today.

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