NAD (Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) has been used and studied since the early 1900s. Research is showing that slowing down the aging process by modifying the cellular responses creates healthier more robust individuals that are able to age well. NAD is an ancient molecular coenzyme found in the body. It improves sirtuin pathways. Years ago, our ancestors, during famine or fasting had to fight off animals and continue to hunt, gather, and take care of their families or tribe. Their molecules were stimulated and triggered by calorie restriction, fasting and the increase in their NAD production.
Today, people who take NAD supplements increase their nicotinic acid or B3 production and metabolism significantly, much more so than what the body can produce. In aging NAD decreases rapidly, which causes various health conditions to take place. Studies on the effects of NAD and alcohol withdrawal, schizophrenia, depression, neurodegenerative disease, chronic conditions, and aging are of growing interest.
Different forms of NAD can be taken, and several companies make NAD supplements. Mostly due to the absorption and digestive functionality in the gut, these work well to a certain extent and for limited conditions; however, IV NAD is a reliable means to make certain the body is absorbing and utilizing this powerful supplement in the most optimal way.
With its ability to bypass the intestines and limit the breakdown that digestion produces (or lack thereof), IV infusion of vitamins and minerals absorption is most efficacious. As mentioned, NAD helps to increase sirtuins, these help to modulate metabolism and makes the cells less prone to oxidative stress. These sirtuins are dependent on NAD. Currently, there is a substantial amount of research on sirtuins to help fight chronic diseases and the overall aging process.
Another area of research is, of course, in modulating chronic inflammation and keeping glucose levels down. These two processes also influence sirtuins and NAD stimulation.
Dr. Williams of FLIMC states, “We see 50 to 100 people in our infusion center per day. We offer several vitamins, minerals, and pharmaceutical IV treatments. I introduced NAD to our clinic because I had been studying its effects for years. I’d been prescribing it to many of my patients in oral form, but with the revival of NAD in IV infusion therapy, I knew our patients would benefit at a much higher rate if we offered it intravenously. It was offered in a few metropolitan areas, and we were able to track down a high-quality manufacturer and implement it into our protocol here at the clinic. If you are deficient in vitamin B and you get B12 or B complex injection, you will immediately feel energized. However, if you are not deficient in B vitamins and you take them orally or get an injection, you usually don’t feel much of a difference.
“With NAD, if you take it orally, you typically don’t feel much, but if you get it through IV infusion, there is a big boost in an overall feeling of wellbeing. With myself, and our patients that get NAD IV, the results are immediate. The feeling of being more alert, relaxed, energized, less tired, and healthier is our patient consensus. We can pair it with CoQ10 enzyme or resveratrol for an increase in mitochondrial energy. Mitochondria are the powerhouse inside our cells.
“NAD regulates how quickly your cells age. With basic cellular metabolic processing, multiple benefits prevail, which include cellular repair, improved nervous system function, reduced pain, arterial healing, improved cognitive function, and muscular conditions to name a few. I’ve been using it on my patients with Parkinson’s disease, and their speech is improving, their mobility is increasing; the results are impressive.”
Although NAD is naturally produced by the body, it declines drastically with age. Supplementing with NAD is essential for ideal aging. It can be used as an add on to a healthy lifestyle or for those that are facing illness, chronic disease or other adverse conditions, getting NAD infusions is proving to reverse DNA damage, increase antioxidant intake, modulates inflammation and acts as a neurodegenerative treatment.
Getting Well & Staying Healthy Naturally is the philosophy of practice that has earned Florida Integrative Medical Center (FLIMC) the reputation as the premier destination for holistic and integrative health care on the Gulf Coast.
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