You cannot live without it. Literally.
NAD+ a coenzyme found in all living cells that’s required for the fundamental biological processes that make life possible, from metabolism to DNA repair. Nothing can live without NAD+, and low levels are often accompanied by negative health consequences. The body doesn’t have an endless supply and NAD declines with age. It stands for nicotinamide adenine-dinucleotide, which is the chemical term for a molecule that reacts with oxygen in the mitochondria to make cellular energy. NAD plays an essential role in the production of ATP, the basic energy molecule in the body, and has more than 100 metabolic functions in our human biochemistry.
Just a few of the numerous benefits of NAD+ IV therapy.
Also aids: anxiety, alcohol and drug addiction, diabetes, headaches, sleep disturbance, memory loss (forgetfulness), attention deficit, fevers, sore and swollen throats, lymph glands, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's, chemical dependency, PTSD, and other brain disorders.
With improved amounts of NAD, aging can theoretically be reversed.
In a paper published in the journal Cell, Dr. David Sinclair, professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, and his colleagues pointed to NAD as the naturally occurring catalyst made by young cells that was able to revive older cells and make them energetic and youthful again. In an experiment in mice, the team found that giving older mice NAD for just one week made 2-year-old-mice tissue resemble that of 6-month-old-mice (in human years, that would be akin to 60-year-old's cells becoming more like those belonging to a 20-year-old).
As mammals age, says Sinclair, levels of NAD drop by 50%; with less of the compound, the communication between the cell and its mitochondrial energy source also falters, and the cell becomes vulnerable to common aging assaults- vulnerability to toxic assault and oxidative stress, inflammation, muscle wasting and slower metabolism. With improved amounts of NAD, aging can theoretically be reversed. "When we give the molecule, oxygen delivery is enhanced, and everything revs back up again," Sinclair says.
Are you NAD+ deficient?
Mental health symptoms are usually your first sign that you are suffering a deficiency and that it is time to take changes in diet and lifestyle seriously. Signs of a NAD+ deficiency include but are not limited to:
Alcohol and Drug Addiction
Weak Immune System (infections and cancer)
Muscle Pain and Weakness
Focus and Concentration Defects
Other Metabolic Disorders & Chronic Diseases
Benefits in Healthy People:
Increased Physical Energy
Improved Mental Performance
Improved Response to Short Term Memory