NAD+ IV infusion
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) is an essential cofactor required for cellular energy transfer and is central to metabolism. Found in all living cells, NAD exists in two forms: an oxidized and reduced form, abbreviated as NAD+ and NADH respectively.
This reaction is vital in all parts of metabolism, but one particularly important area where these reactions occur is in the release of energy from nutrients. If you remember your Biochemistry you’ll remember the Citric Acid Cycle a.k.a. TCA or Krebs cycle where compounds such as glucose, fatty acids, and proteins are broken down and oxidized to release ATP (energy).
Additional energy is produced when the electrons, carried by the NADH, are transferred into the mitochondrion. The mitochondrial NADH is then oxidized by the electron transport chain, which pumps protons across a membrane and generates additional ATP through oxidative phosphorylation.
Many studies have reported that NAD levels decline with aging in multiple tissues. Studies have shown that decreased NAD synthesis and increased degradation of NAD contribute to the decline in its levels with aging with decreased DNA repair and decreased energy through its redox reactions. In addition, the decline of NAD levels may be involved in the pathogenesis of aging-related diseases
NAD+ as a cofactor may be used for improving mental clarity, alertness, concentration, and memory. Because of its role in energy production and DNA repair, NAD+ may also be used for improving athletic performance and reduce aging effects.
NAD+ infusions are individualized for each client and may take several hours to complete. Starting dose of NAD+ is 250mg to 500mg.
Depending on the dose, NAD+ treatment infusion may last between 1 and 4 hours.
Excellent add ons:
- Vitamin B12
- Additional 500mg NAD+
NAD+ infusions can cause increases in NAD+ physiological activity which may manifest in the following commonly seen symptoms:
- Chest pressure
- Increased muscle excitability
- Intestinal cramps
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