The coenzyme Nicotinic Adenosine Dinucleotide, NAD for short, is a coenzyme that is involved in major metabolic pathways. In general it is important in energy, neurologic functions, digestion, mood regulation, muscle recovery in athletes and many other functions since it is in the core metabolic pathway for all bodily functions.
Enhance Athletic Performance
NAD is used to enhance athletic performance in body builders, marathon runners, dancers and other strenuous athletics. By playing a role in redox reactions in the complicated Kreb cycle of cellular respiration. It is in essence the energy producing coenzyme inside the mitochondria which is involved in producing ATP the energy currency of the body.
NAD helps to:
- Increased energy levels
- Decreased fatigue
- Restore muscle function and athletic performance
- Improved metabolism
- Weight loss
NAD also due to its helping the mitochondria function, increase metabolism which slows with aging. As we age the level of NAD goes down leads to weight gain, fatigue and lack of youthful energy. When these levels are restored it may improve your metabolism thus can act as antiaging factor.
There is evidence that NAD with increased production of sirtuins:
- Improved brain health and neurological function Improved mental clarity
- Improved brain regeneration
- Improved focus and concentration
- Boosted mood
- Improved memory
Is NAD the ultimate anti-aging treatment?
At this point the scientific evidence is still yet to be determined completely, but there are mounting reports that NAD will indeed show the benefits mentioned above. Reports from the national institute of health, various medical research institutions do indicate the great potential with NAD IV therapy.. The repair function of NAD is well documented in the science literature as well as shown in the references below. Exactly how this repair is done will still have to be delineated.
Also there are many clinical reports from patients and physicians who have observed these benefits. Some clinics report observing positive outcomes ranging from increasing athletic performance, injury recovery, addiction treatment and antiaging. One Harvard article discuss the potential to treat radiation sickness.
Should you try NAD therapy?
The most important thing is to make sure the clinic you choose is safe and have experience with NAD IV therapy. Our clinic is a complete medical facility which can handle any side effects. We are an acute care facility which means we have all the proper equipment similar to a hospital emergency room with physician and nurse in our facility.
The expense of the therapy is not cheap, so one should consider that as a factor as well. The time you will spend on our clinic is approximately 4 hours and the cost at our clinic is $800.00 for one treatment. Typically our patients will undergo at least 4 treatments 1 per week until they complete the four. Yet this will depend on what is being treated and each of our treatments are individualized for you.
Our clinic specializes in the latest safe bio-hacking technologies for Athletes, those interested in anti-aging and treatments those who simply want to optimize their health.
This Reverse aging function of NAD includes:
- Improve appearance
- Restore muscle function
- Restore athletic performance
- Reduce fatigue
- Boost energy levels
- Boost metabolism
- Prevent damage to DNA
- Correct damage to DNA
Though it is not truly an addiction panacea it can help limit and reduce cravings, withdrawal symptoms as there are reported successes with NAD in conjunction with other modalities. NAD will also bind to the opiate receptors to lessen the effects of narcotic withdrawal. NAD will help to:
- Fewer withdrawal symptoms
- Reduce cravings associated with withdrawal
- Restored energy levels
- Improved mood
- Cell restoration
- Improved brain function
- Improved cognitive clarity
Aging produces brain fog or slowing of mental processing. NAD is intimately involved in increasing the level of sirtuins which is a protein intimately involved in antiaging and improving some neurologic functions. This is not to be confused with the neurotransmitter serotonin though indirectly neurotransmission and function can be aided. The reason is the sirtuins along with NAD are thought to help repair the essence of life itself the DNA. The combo of NAD and sirtuins slow neurodegeneration. Either by repair or a protective function they protect against cellular toxicities as well as improve the cells resistance to stressful chemical events which break down the DNA.