Over time, decreasing NAD+ impairs the cell’s ability to make energy, which leads to aging and disease a key factor in why we age. Dr. David Sinclair, professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, it’s lack of oxygen that signals cells that it’s their time to go. Without oxygen, the energy engines known as the mitochondria become less efficient at turning physiological fuel like glucose into the energy that the cells need to function. Eventually, they shut down. By increasing NAD levels anti-aging impacts are immediate via the tankyrase activity / longer telomeres.
Imagine you’re running a marathon and you’re on your last stretch, but you’re dying of thirst. If someone handed you a bottle of water, you would drink it, right? Your cells constantly run a 24-hour marathon. They don’t get a break just because you do. And they need fuel and certain tools to keep going strong. NAD is one of the most important tools you can give your cells, and ultimately yourself. Stronger cells equals a stronger you. Even though there are tons of benefits to getting NAD+ IV therapy, we’ve shared a few just to get you started.
Looking to increase your energy?
Want to stop relying on caffeine to get you through the day? NAD IV therapy can help. NAD and it’s twin form, NADH are primarily used in redox reactions to generate energy within your cells. Part of this process includes the breakdown of carbohydrates, or sugar. What happens when your body is flooded with sugar? On top of elevated blood sugar levels, your cells start to metabolism the simple carbohydrates leading to an overload of NADH. Excess NADH has been linked to several metabolic conditions. Diabetes is one of those conditions. When your body doesn’t have enough NAD, or an overload of NADH, it won’t be able to activate the superhero enzymes sirtuins. Studies have shown that mice with elevated sirtuins were less likely to become diabetic, and were at a decreased risk of fatty liver disease. While IV NAD therapy won’t be able to lower your blood glucose levels, it does produce the same effect as calorie restriction. In other words, NAD therapy might be able to reduce your waistline.
Healing and Pain Reduction
As if the benefits from IV NAD+ therapy couldn’t get any better, did you know that it might help reduce your pain and also promote healing? A 2014 study published results of IV NAD therapy and neuropathic pain. They found that administering NAD intravenously helped reduce pain up to 2 days after the last injection. Even though this study was done on mice, it’s impressive nonetheless.
Boosting your NAD levels will allow your body to heal itself better from injury, especially when it comes to the regeneration of your blood vessels. Diabetic patients are at risk for developing blood vessel damage due to high blood glucose levels. This type of damage may lead to atherosclerosis, or the hardening of your arteries. Not only will NAD promote healing of your insides, but it may also reduce your risk of heart disease.
Benefits in 'Healthy' People:
Increased Physical Energy
Improved Mental Performance
Improved Response to Short Term Memory