Updated: Sep 26, 2021
Harvard professor David Sinclair seems to think so and so do I!
Key to reversing aging is fasting and utilizing an IV called NAD+. Here at IV Total Health we offer this NAD+ in a saline bag with electrolytes. This is an four hour visit in the clinic or in the home whichever is more comfortable to you. It's a little pricey but if you buy a package it will be less on your pocket book. An RN stays with you all that time and a doctor supervises your treatment.
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.
Many studies have reported that NAD levels decline with aging! 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 500mg vial Lyophilized.
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NAD+ infusions can cause increases in NAD+ physiological activity which may manifest in the following commonly seen symptoms:
Increased muscle excitability
NAD: What Is It and How Does It Affect Aging?
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) is a coenzyme found in every living cell in your body.
A coenzyme is a small non-protein molecule that works with an enzyme to speed up a specific chemical reaction.
Coenzymes and enzymes are like two peas in a pod. You have thousands of enzymes in your body, each working as a catalyst for a different biological function.
For example, amylase (saliva) breaks down carbohydrates into smaller molecules in order to be easily digested by your stomach and small intestine.
However, enzymes don’t just break down molecules. They help build molecules as well. You see one of the best examples of this in cellular energy production, where important enzymes work alongside NAD+ to help produce your body’s energy.
Why is NAD+ important?
NAD’s primary function is in your cells’ mitochondria.
Our mitochondria are often called ”the powerhouse of the cell.” They earn this nickname because of their ability to produce energy for all of your cellular functions. 90% of your body’s energy is made from your mitochondria.
NAD+ is the ignition to these continuous power turbines, the mitochondria. They help kickstart your “cellular engines.”
Without it, cellular energy production would come to an abrupt halt. You need NAD+ to keep you breathing air into your lungs and pumping blood into your heart.
How does NAD+ help in energy production?
There are several ways your cells and mitochondria produce energy. However, the most efficient way is a process called the electron transport chain.
NAD+ loosely binds with the mitochondrial enzymes through covalent bonds. But this bond is temporary, breaking after NAD+ transfers electrons with the enzymes.
These electrons help catalyze a chemical reaction, triggering the production of cellular energy. It’s called a chain because multiple enzymes work together like an assembly line, passing the electrons down to the following enzyme.
NAD+ participates in this process by acting as a delivery mechanism, donating and accepting negatively-charged electrons to and from several enzymes that sit patiently in the mitochondrial membrane.
NAD+ essentially powers your mitochondria. Without it, the electron transport chain would not start. Like an abandoned factory, the enzymes in the mitochondrial membrane would remain unused and barren.
How does NAD+ help in cellular repair?
NAD+ has other roles with other enzymes in the cell as well. For example, sirtuins and poly (ADP-ribose) polymerases (PARPs) are classes of enzymes that require NAD+.
Sirtuins are the regulators of the cell, while PARPs play an active role in DNA repair.
Things like overeating, drinking, lack of sleep, lack of exercise, can all cause damage to your cells. Your sirtuins and PARPs are vital to repair the damage.
How do we get NAD?
Coenzymes are either naturally created in the body or provided in the form of vitamins. However, not all vitamins are treated the same.
Some vitamins, like folic acid and vitamin Bs, help the body produce coenzymes by providing the building blocks to construct them.
Other vitamins like Vitamins C and E require no assembly; they act on their own, in this case, as antioxidants.
NAD+ is naturally produced by every cell in your body. Methods such as fasting and exercise can increase the production of NAD.
But NAD+ gets its primary building material from foods with vitamin B3. Cow’s milk, mushroom, fish, green vegetables, and yeast are all sources of vitamin B3 that can help construct more NAD+ in your body.
Why haven’t I heard of NAD+ before?
The focus on NAD’s role in energy creation took some time to gain traction in the broader public eye.
Scientists Arthur Harden and William John Young first discovered NAD+ in 1906 when studying fermentation.
Although heralded as a profound discovery among scientific circles, NAD+ never got the exposure necessary to highlight its importance until later.
The research accelerated In the 1930s when pellagra, also known as “black tongue” disease, started running rampant in the American South.
Pellagra was a fatal disease that caused inflamed skin, diarrhea, dementia, and sores in the mouth.
At the time, Joseph Goldberger identified the disease as a vitamin B3 nutritional deficiency. His experiments revealed that milk and yeast alleviated the symptoms.
Eventually, Goldberger’s research led to the formulation of niacin, the earliest form of vitamin B3. Niacin became an effective micronutrient to treat the disease, demonstrating improvement in patients within days.
Afterward, NAD+ research fell back as a field of focus because pellagra was no longer a common affliction.
Why is NAD+ so prevalent today?
Recent interest in aging research brought NAD+ research back to the forefront of science.
In a review published in Cell, a team of researchers proposed nine hallmarks of aging, one related to the health of our mitochondria.
Hassina Massudi and her team from the Department of Pharmacology at the University of New South Wales uncovered age-associated changes in NAD metabolism in humans.
Massudi’s research shows us that NAD+ levels decline by over 50% after the age of 40 and that low levels of NAD+ are linked to mitochondrial inefficiency.
As a result of this new wave of public interest, NAD+ research pioneered the discovery of nicotinamide riboside (NR) in 2004, a more effective precursor for increasing NAD+ levels.
Further research on NAD+ continues to provide promising news, pushing the way we think about aging, Eventually, the possibilities of NAD+ may challenge the natural degradation of our cells.
What does NAD+ Do?
Receiving an NAD IV infusion at IV Total health helps restore your lost levels of NAD. This helps increase energy, brain function, athletic performance, metabolism, mental clarity, mood and much more.
How often should I receive a NAD +
· While many like to try just one NAD+ session to experience the benefits, some may opt to treat in a series for the ultimate infusion of NAD. A series of NAD may be received daily, for 5 days.
What can I expect to feel after a NAD+ Infusion?
Our clients remark a boost in energy, mental function, mood and athletic performance within a few hours post treatment
Is NAD+ Treatment Safe?
Yes, Nad is absolutely safe. Additionally, you will be under the care of our doctors and nurse practitioners during your treatments with us so you can be worry free in our expert care
What can I expect when I come in for treatment?
After a warm welcome by our staff, you will be given a free consultation with our doctors or nurse practitioners, where you will have your questions answered and learn whether the treatment you seek is right for you. We will go over costs, discounts and promotions for your treatments. Once you elect to treat, a fresh iv bag will be made for you, at which point our expert iv nurses will begin your iv treatment. During your drip you can relax and unwind, watch a movie, catch up on a TV series, phone a friend or just relax.
Are there any Discounts for NAD+ Treatments
· Yes, please ask us about our package promotions which include up to 20% off.