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What Is NAD IV Therapy?

What if there was a compound that could turn back time, restore energy, improve athletic performance, bring back clarity of thought, reverse depression and help cure cravings for alcohol and drugs even in the most addicted individuals?

There is such a substance. It is called NAD, and it occurs naturally in every cell in your body.

Compelling research has shown that supplementing with NAD may help you withdraw from addictive substances safely, overcome anxiety and depression, handle acute and chronic stress more effectively, and cope better with PTSD. In fact, clinics across the US are starting to use IV therapy of NAD to help people withdraw from drug and alcohol addiction with minimal symptoms in as little as 7-14 days of treatment. These individuals report feeling calm and content and say they lost their “cravings” after a full course of treatment. In fact, NAD may actually prolong life, protect DNA, slow down aging and help restore function in neurodegenerative illness due to its effects on the genes that govern aging.

Overtime, drugs, alcohol, stress, medications, chronic illness and age all contribute to a decrease in our NAD stores. As NAD stores deplete, so does our energy. Cells age and deteriorate. Your health falls apart at the very root.

This IV aims to undo that process by replenishing NAD lost to a variety of those means. When our medical team uses NAD IV Therapy, we administer this anti-aging compound directly into your blood circulation so your cells have access to as much as they need. Treatment is tailored to your individual needs after a detailed consultation and is usually always done in combination with amino acid infusions, minerals, and B-Vitamins to achieve maximal effect



The Science of NAD IV Therapy

The nicotinamide adenosine dinucleotide (NAD) molecule alternates between two forms. Which one is present depends on how it is being utilized in your body. NAD is the reduced (active) form of the molecule. NADH is the oxidized (inactive) form of the same molecule.

Energy production in your mitochondria—the little energy factories that pump out ATP—ABSOLUTELY depends on NADH (the inactive form) being recycled back to active NAD. If this recycling stops and NADH accumulates the cell runs out of energy and it may die. One of the original studies on NAD and it's role in the mitochondria showed this effect on both brain and kidney cells. 

It goes without saying, then, that depleted levels of NAD and accumulation of NADH, or a low ratio of NAD/NADH, can create problems for your mitochondria and your cells. Indeed, it results in low levels of cellular energy and may be one of the primary contributing factors to “mitochondrial dysfunction”, a condition we now know is implicated in a wide variety of chronic illnesses including autoimmune disorders, diabetes, and others.

Restoring NAD levels reverses this process and allows cells to return to full energy status, offering a possible way to undo mitochondrial damage and the resulting chronic illness.


To Learn More About NAD and how it could benefit you; visit the links below:

NAD IV Therapy and Anti-Aging

NAD IV Therapy and Boosting Your Energy

NAD IV Therapy for Athletes 

NAD IV Therapy for Your Brain

NAD IV Therapy for Alcohol Addiction & Addictions

NAD IV Therapy and PTSD


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