NAD Therapy: Why We Love it
What is NAD Therapy?
NAD, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, is a vitamin B derivative that acts as a coenzyme in all of our cells. It works in the mitochondria which is known as the powerhouse of the cell, responsible for generating the energy molecule of ATP. Any energetic reaction in our body, from activating our muscles, to detoxification, to metabolism, relies on ATP. It is literally the rate defining molecule in energy production, so without it, there is no ATP being generated. There are many reasons why our NAD stores get depleted. Stress, medications, health conditions, and aging are some of the main culprits.
What are the benefits?
NAD is commonly used for chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, Lyme, chronic fatigue syndrome, parkinsons, and addiction. It also has become commonly used for anti-aging and longevity due to its ability to protect the telomeres on chromosomes and its involvement in cellular and DNA repair. As we age, the protective telomeres on the end of chromosomes are shortened, causing DNA damage which leads to several aspects of aging. It also largely improves metabolism, boosts energy, enhances physical performance and mental clarity. Many people have found NAD therapy prior to big exams, presentations, and athletic events. It has been studied to aid in addiction withdrawal and lower cravings, as well as improve anxiety and depression.
How is it administered?
The most efficient deliverable method for NAD is intravenously. IV therapy directly absorbs it into the bloodstream for immediate benefits. Expected results after NAD IV therapy include increased energy, improved mental clarity and focus, better mood, and more restful sleep. Additionally, it can be delivered via transdermal patch applied directly to the skin or through a subcutaneous injection. The most efficient way to achieve optimal results is through a series of IV’s followed by maintenance dosing with patches, subcutaneous injections, or monthly IV’s.
If you are interested in NAD therapy, schedule a 15-minute discovery call with us and we can create a protocol specific to your unique health goals.
About: Dr. Rachel Heussner is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor. She completed her medical training at Bastyr University in San Diego, California. She holds a bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Rachel is certified in advanced IV therapy, Cranial Sacral Therapy, and PRP (platelet-rich plasma) microneedling and injections. Her areas of focus include hormonal imbalances, women’s health, metabolic conditions, mental health, stress management, and gastrointestinal health.