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What Is NAD IV? Uses, Benefits, and Side Effects

By July 6, 2023May 11th, 2024Blog7 min read

Benefits of NAD IV

In a recent study, 42% of people surveyed said they make their personal wellness a high priority. 79% of people said their personal wellness was important to them.

Wellness comes in many forms, from seeing the doctor, reducing stress, and exercising, to eating the right way.

An important component of self-care for many people is watching closely and deciding what they put into their bodies. As healthcare professionals, the need to support wellness and help patients make good decisions for their body is huge.

NAD IV therapy is one groundbreaking way healthcare professionals can provide patient support at the cellular level.

There are a host of benefits to NAD+ IV Therapy for patients that the healthcare industry needs to understand better. Read on to learn more about IV Therapy for NAD+, how to use it, and its many benefits.

What Is NAD?

Inside each of the cells of your body are the mitochondria or energy makers for the body. Providing fuel for these energy engines in the cells is Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide or NAD.

NAD is found in all cells of the body working to do a host of things. This helps:

  • Create energy in the body
  • Regulate pivotal cellular processes
  • Act as a powerful antioxidant

With NAD in the body, you have a natural protective antioxidant. This helps the body to:

  • Get rid of harmful free radicals found in foods
  • Manage stress
  • Handle excessive exercise
  • Eliminate the effects of alcohol consumption

Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide comes in two forms: active and inactive. The active form is called NAD+ and the inactive NADH.

The helper molecule of NAD+ enzymes attach themselves to the cells and are key to many functions in the body. As people age, it’s known that the NAD+ levels can decrease, so it’s closely connected to aging and many chronic illnesses.

What Is NAD IV Therapy?

NAD helps the body with so many processes and when its levels decrease, patients are more likely to see the impacts of aging and other chronic illnesses. Even sleep and stress levels are impacted by NAD levels in the body.

Maintaining higher levels of NAD+ through IV therapy can help to:

  • Repair damaged DNA
  • Fortify the cell’s defense systems
  • Convert food into good energy
  • Regulate the body’s circadian rhythm

It’s for this reason that NAD IV therapy is being used to increase the levels of NAD+ in the body to support these processes.

NAD+ IV Therapy Treatment 

NAD+ IV therapy is an infusion treatment used to increase NAD levels in the body.

The IV is administered, and instead of going into the digestive system where the NAD+ can get lost, it goes directly into the circulatory system.

Once the NAD IV therapy treatment is administered and flowing directly through the bloodstream, the cells can regenerate and help keep the body working at optimal levels.

NAD+ IV therapy is a method to infuse a large dose into the body at one time. This should help to quickly address energy production and improve metabolism in the body.

Benefits of NAD IV Therapy

Since NAD+ is already a part of so many important processes in the body, there are a host of benefits in getting NAD IV therapy.

Health professionals already know that levels naturally decrease with age, so boosting those levels is important. Let’s take a closer look at some of the many benefits of NAD+ IV therapy for patients.

Cognitive Function

An important component of brain health is the presence of NAD. It helps with brain function and adapting to stressors.

Patients suffering from neurodegenerative diseases, including:

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Parkinson’s
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

These patients suffer from reduced levels of NAD in their brains and the NAD+ IV therapy could help to slow the effects of these diseases.

Better Organ Function 

NAD levels in the body are important for all body organs. Because they are present at the cellular level, they help the body’s organs function more effectively.

With NAD therapy, the liver is better able to prevent the accumulation of fats and lipids that often build up in the liver. The heart can repair damage to itself more effectively with increased levels of NAD in the body.

Immune Response to Inflammation

Acute inflammation is the body’s response to injury or infections and helps speed up the heaing process. Short term inflammation is beneficial because it protects the body.

When inflammation lasts too long, and the immune system continues to pump out white blood cells and chemical messengers that prolong the process, chronic inflammation results.

NAD therapy works to boost the cell’s energy, making them more effective at reacting to inflammation.

Handling Chronic Stress

Another important cellular currency in the body is Adenosine Triphosphate or ATP.

NAD is a pathway that helps create ATP in the cells. This will increase the body’s ability to increase energy levels and better manage stress and fatigue.

Combat Depression and Anxiety

Patients suffering from the effects of anxiety or depression often have depleted levels of NAD in their cells. This impacts their brain health and energy levels.

For patients suffering from depression or anxiety, a NAD therapy treatment could boost neurotransmitters that are key to brain function and health.

Side Effects of IV Therapy

Since NAD is naturally occurring in the body, it’s safe as long as dosing guidelines are followed. There are no significant side effects to administering a NAD+ IV therapy for patients.

This substance is already in every cell of the body, the IV treatment is just working to increase those levels.

Some patients may experience a slight amount of nausea or temporary stomach discomfort during the IV. This is temporary and the energy from the NAD+ should be felt relatively quickly in the patient.

IV Therapy for NAD+

The use of NAD IV therapy can be impactful at the cellular level and help patients in any number of ways, from energy levels and organ function to brain health.

We offer a number of different opportunities to learn more about NAD IV therapy and will be hosting our next ADVANCED IV THERAPIES FOR NAD AND EMERGENCY MEDICINE Seminar in Spring of 2024. Contact us today to learn more about your options to understand NAD IV therapy in patient health.

At International IV Nutritional Therapy, our mission is to teach safe and effective administration of intravenous micro-nutrients and pharmaceuticals according to the current standards of medical care.

Be sure to check out our upcoming IV seminars as well for a more in depth educational training that leaves you feeling confident in providing your patients with the highest standards of healthcare.

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