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NAD Drip for COVID: How Does It Work?

August 13, 2022

 
NAD Drip for COVID: How Does It Work?

 

Since late 2019, the coronavirus has spread across the globe and transformed the landscape of almost every industry and life as we knew it. Masks, getting regularly tested for COVID, and keeping tabs on the newest variant is commonplace. 

So, how has treatment for COVID changed across the past few years? With vaccinations and new variants, a lot of current COVID treatment includes symptom mitigation and at-home support systems for COVID. 

This article explores how NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) intravenous drips can support wellnessCOVID and have you back on your feet sooner rather than later. 

Does It Matter What COVID Variant I Have?

Though most people are aware of what the coronavirus is at this point in 2022, it’s important to stay informed and up-to-date on what, exactly, COVID is. Since 2019, there have been dozens of new strains and variants of the coronavirus. The most common variant is the COVID-19 BA.5 variant. 

The omicron subvariant COVID BA.5 is the most easily transmissible of all the coronavirus variants to date, and includes symptoms such as runny nose, fever, congestion, sore throat, and muscle pain. Even people who have been vaccinated or have partial immunity are able to experience breakthrough cases of BA.5. 

But, it isn’t necessarily important to know what COVID variant you have. If you suspect you have COVID, it’s more important to get tested and self-isolate to further prevent the spread.

What To Do if You Suspect You Have COVID

If you believe that you have been exposed to the coronavirus, then there are a number of actions that you can take to ensure the health and safety of yourself and others. If you have confirmation of exposure, take a COVID test and, if you test positive, follow the CDC guidelines for quarantine and exposure logging. 

If you have been exposed and are already experiencing symptoms, it’s smart to take a test to confirm your case as positive. There are other illnesses that can be confused for COVID-19.

At The I.V. Doc, we offer a broad range of COVID testing services including PCR, rapid, and antibody tests that can be booked and administered same-day. Simply go online and book your appointment. You can expect a registered nurse practitioner from our team of medical professionals to arrive at your home, office, or hotel room. 

Seeking Treatment for COVID

Before we explore the options of what an NAD drip can do to support your body while you have COVID symptoms, let’s briefly review what the baseline tenets of caring for yourself and your body includes.

Get Quality Rest

One of the most important things to do if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID is to make sure you are giving your body ample amounts of rest. Even if you aren’t experiencing significant symptoms, it’s critical that you prioritize rest, sleep, and general downtime when you are experiencing COVID symptoms. 

While mild exercise is usually a good thing, be careful not to overdo it if you have COVID, particularly if you are exhibiting symptoms. Bed rest or gentle stretching to relieve any aches and pains are the safer way to go.

Hydration Is Key

Getting the recommended amount of water is important even when you don’t have COVID, but it’s even more important when your body is trying to fight off a virus. If you’re struggling to stay hydrated, The I.V. Doc has got you covered. 

In addition to our wide range of COVID testing services, we offer a breadth of intravenous hydration services that come with your choice of medication in addition to lactated ringers or saline solution. 

Our popular and highly effective Detox intravenous therapy is perfect if you are experiencing dehydration or sluggishness. 

How Is Treating “Long COVID” Different?

You may have heard of long COVID, but if you haven’t, it’s really important to distinguish what long COVID is. 

Also known as Post-COVID Conditions (PCC), long COVID is a range of symptoms that can persist after the coronavirus has left your system. 

Symptoms of long COVID can include tiredness or fatigue, continued difficulty breathing, sleep and digestive problems, or joint pain. A comprehensive list of long COVID symptoms are available on the CDC website. Some of the symptoms can be hard to explain or target. 

NAD Treatment for COVID

If your case of COVID isn’t severe and you don’t have the risk factors that can lead to severe COVID, some of the more pressing (albeit less brutal) symptoms of COVID include symptoms like fatigue, joint pain, interrupted sleep, and general tiredness. 

These symptoms can be difficult to manage as part of a daily routine. NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) treatments can help in treating the presence of both short and long COVID symptoms, due to the ways in which NAD interacts with your cells. 

What Is NAD Treatment?

Let’s talk about science for a second. NAD is a coenzyme is an organic compound that helps the enzymes in the body initiate reactions and processes. These reactions can include digestion, energy metabolism, and other important functions. 

In short, enzymes and coenzymes rely on NAD to help carry out bodily functions. Decreased NAD yields decreased functions. 

As you age, NAD levels naturally drop, and NAD depletion is associated with health conditions. If your body is impacted by the symptoms of COVID, or is experiencing long COVID, then NAD treatment can help support your body as it attempts to replenish it’s energy sources and rebuild. 

How Does NAD Help With COVID Symptoms?

Recent research has shown that when your body is infected with the coronavirus, NAD levels are significantly impacted. As we’ve learned, decreased levels of NAD can impact the homeostasis of your body’s functions and potentially cause cardiac, digestive, and inflammatory issues. 

Administering NAD treatment can help support the regulation of these issues by balancing out the dysregulation of your NAD enzymes. 

The Bottom Line 

The symptoms of COVID can range from life-threatening to disruptive. NAD intravenous therapy can support energy production in your body, as well as aid in some of the symptoms of long COVID like fatigue, tiredness, joint pain, and decreased energy. 

At The I.V. Doc, we care deeply about your whole health. Experiencing COVID or living with long COVID symptoms can significantly alter the way you move through your daily life. 

Let us help you return to a sense of normalcy with one of our intravenous infusions, wellness treatments, or any of our services to help support you in your journey towards a more whole health. 

If fatigue, restlessness, and decreased energy production is slowing you down, we will come to you in the comfort of your home and support you in your healing journey. 

Sources:

Omicron BA.5 variant | COVID-19 | UC Davis Health

Long COVID or Post-COVID Conditions | CDC

COVID-19: NAD+ Deficiency may Predispose the Aged, Obese and Type2 Diabetics to Mortality through its Effect on SIRT1 Activity | NCBI

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