What is NAD+ IV Drip & How Can It Help You?
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) is a co-enzyme that is responsible for repairing, restructuring and remolding every cell in the body. As an essential coenzyme, NAD regulates mitochondrial function and cellular energy metabolism to reduce the symptoms of chronic illness, reduce cravings, repair damaged DNA, enhance your mood, boost performance and productivity and reverse the effects of aging.
These enzymes need to constantly be replenished, especially in people with drug and alcohol dependence. This is because addictions cause the brain to undergo a process called neuroadaptation, which means that it has to restructure itself on a cellular level and leads to a decrease in essential neurotransmitters. NAD+ IV therapy helps replenish target brain restoration by replenishing depleted enzymes to reduce the symptoms of addiction and help you feel your absolute best.
According to Doctor Richard Mestayer, who is one of the pioneers of NAD+ IV therapy, NAD is almost as necessary as oxygen when it comes to making your cells work properly. This is because it’s found in the mitochondria of every cell in the body and it has several essential functions, especially longevity and immunity. It’s also involved in a number of redox reactions that help reduce oxidative stress to put you at a decreased risk of chronic illness. In general, it helps make inflammation go away, and this is an integral part of the recovery process for many addicts.
But you don’t have to be recovering from an addiction to reap the benefits of NAD. Your NAD levels naturally decrease with age, which enhances the degenerative aging process. This can lead to depression, anxiety, stress, reduced mental clarity and chronic fatigue. Plus it increases your risk of serious chronic illnesses. NAD helps enable our bodies to retain energy from the food we eat and transport them to cells, especially the ones in the brains, to help keep you sharp throughout the aging process. Additionally, NAD has been shown to turn off genes that cause you to age faster. Your NAD levels can naturally begin to decline with a poor diet, the use of drugs or alcohol, constant exposure to stress, and lack of physical exercise, among other factors.