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NAD Therapy Benefits (IV, Shot, Supplement): What to expect?

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) is a cofactor or coenzyme that occurs naturally in the body.1 It participates in a multitude of biological processes in the body, from the generation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in the brain to calcium signaling in the bones.

Although scientists have identified many ways NAD assists biological processes in the body, they believe there are still dozens of other interactions yet to be discovered that further underscore its importance in the body.

Over time, however, natural NAD levels begin to fall, signaling the start of the aging process.

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Scientists believe that since NAD plays such a crucial role in so many biological processes in the body, its decline causes these processes to malfunction or slow down, leading to aging.

NAD's Role in Your Metabolism

NAD works on mitochondria and increases the length of telomeres, which are the protective caps located at the ends of chromosomes that become shorter as the body ages. NAD increases the activity of SIRT1 and PARP 1 proteins, which are linked with a slower rate of aging and influencing DNA repair respectively. – source

What is NAD therapy?

NAD therapy hinges on the idea that if a fall in NAD levels in the body triggers aging, replenishing these levels can slow down or even reverse the effects of aging. During the treatment, a registered nurse practitioner administers an NAD solution via an intravenous drip.

The drip delivers the vitamins to the bloodstream, increasing the amount of NAD in the body.

NAD therapy replenishes and stabilizes NAD levels in the body, enabling all related biological processes to continue normally. These effects make NAD therapy a promising anti-aging treatment that can slow down or, one day, even halt and reverse the effects of aging altogether.

Although NAD therapy cannot yet help us achieve immortality, it does have compelling age-defying benefits. Here are the top five benefits of NAD therapy.

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NAD therapy benefits

1. NAD helps protect the brain during aging

NAD participates in multiple biological processes in the brain, including the production of ATP, the brain’s primary energy molecule. As the body ages, falling NAD levels expose the brain to age-related factors like chronic inflammation, oxidative stress, and impaired mitochondrial function.

NAD helps manage production of the PGC-1-alpha protein, which protects brain cells from these age-related factors. Oxidative stress is cellular damage resulting from an overabundance of free radicals, which are generated by various body processes. The brain uses 20% of the body’s oxygen supply, making brain cells particularly vulnerable to oxidative stress.2 Damage due to these age-related issues impairs the brain’s plasticity, or ability to adapt to changing environments.

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They also negatively impact neuronal stress resistance, which affects cellular messaging. Messages may be sent at higher rates than normal or fail to send altogether. These factors may cause age-related neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.3 Replenishing NAD levels via regular IV therapy sessions give the brain the tools it needs to combat age-related neurodegeneration.

2. NAD helps repair DNA

Scientists believe that a fall in NAD levels causes age-related DNA degeneration, impairing mitochondrial-led gene expression and protein synthesis.

For example, one study found that cancer cell growth (a result of faulty gene expression) was correlated to a decline in cellular NAD levels.4

However, increasing NAD supply to such cells slowed down or, in some cases, reversed the growth of the cancer cells. Therefore, taking regular IV infusions of NAD can help support mitochondrial-led gene expression, repair faulty DNA, and prevent the formation of disease-causing proteins.5 Regular sessions help brain cells retain plasticity and increase signaling for cell renewal and regeneration. This may improve cognitive functions like learning, concentration, and reaction times.

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3. NAD supports addiction recovery

Addiction impacts multiple functions in the brain, including the regulation of dopamine, circadian cycles, and satiety. Scientists have discovered that NAD plays a crucial role in all these processes and that increasing NAD levels can counter the effects of addiction.6 For example, increased levels of NAD through IV therapy heighten sirtuins (SIRT1 and SIRT2) levels, which in turn modulate behavioral responses to morphine and cocaine.

NAD also aids recovery from substance abuse disorder by:

  • Reducing withdrawal effects, which helps prevent relapse motivated by an attempt to relieve uncomfortable or painful detox symptoms
  • Lessens pain and curbs cravings associated with withdrawal, helping to curb relapse.
  • Helps the body naturally generate energy, combating detox-related fatigue. This also helps prevent caffeine or sugar crashes resulting from attempts to boost energy with sugar, caffeine, or other substances.
  • Helps flush drugs from the body
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Individuals who use NAD alongside standard drug rehab treatments may experience a reduction in acute withdrawal symptoms from alcohol or opiates such as:

  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Cravings
  • Anxiety

When used to aid addiction recovery, NAD therapy generally consists of multiple sessions over a period of time. The duration and frequency of NAD treatments may vary depending on the substance(s) involved, the severity of the addiction, and other health factors.

Other ways NAD IV therapy can combat addiction include restoring normal dopamine response levels, regulating addiction-induced anxiety, and restoring energy metabolism in the brain to ward off cravings.

4. NAD may improve mood disorders

Mood disorders like anxiety and depression are linked to a neurochemical imbalance in the brain. When hormones like dopamine, oxytocin, and melatonin are out of balance, the result is a mood disorder.

NAD plays a crucial role in the synthesis of these hormones and other mood-related biological processes, and scientists believe low NAD levels might be one of the reasons they fall out of balance. NAD IV therapy replenishes NAD levels in the brain, regularizing hormone synthesis, and improving mood and mental clarity.


5. NAD can help boost energy levels

One of NAD’s primary functions in the body is the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), an energy molecule that powers most cellular functions. NAD IV infusion increases the amount of NAD in the body, which triggers the production of more ATP. When the cells have enough energy to operate at optimal levels, the overall effect is more energy at a body level, translating into improved athletic performance, increased endurance, and heightened mental clarity. Low ATP levels have been linked to chronic fatigue syndrome.

NAD has been explored as a possible treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome due to its essential roles in energy production. Research is still ongoing to determine the various ways NAD aids energy production, however there are some additional theories regarding NAD’s benefits, including:

  • NADH is believed to help in neurotransmitter creation, specifically those related to cognitive function and mood.
  • NAD helps restore mitochondrial function to help reduce fatigue
  • NAD can help stimulate brain function, which appears to help relieve cognitive dysfunction symptoms linked to chronic fatigue syndrome

NAD supplementation increases metabolism as well, which has been linked to weight loss.

*It should be noted that research is still ongoing regarding NAD as a weight loss treatment.

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Combating the drop of NAD levels as you age with IV therapy treatments can help prevent decline in metabolic function.

Does NAD therapy have any side effects?

So far, research indicates that NAD is a safe treatment with few side effects. However, because studies of NAD therapy are relatively new, the long-term side effects are unknown. Currently, the mild-to-moderate side effects of NAD therapy reported by study participants include:

  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headaches
  • Diarrhea, indigestion, and nausea
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Administering treatments with IV therapy also has some risks, however these are significantly mitigated when seeking treatment from a licensed, trained healthcare professional following hygiene protocols and safety practices.

Your NAD provider should conduct a health screening before beginning treatments to make sure NAD therapy is the best choice for you. You should also check the lab providing the therapies. You should look for labs that are certified that operate according to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) operating standards.

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NAD - Frequently Asked Questions

What is NAD?

NAD is a coenzyme that is naturally produced by the body and is essential for various physiological processes, including energy production and DNA repair. It is found in all living cells and plays a critical role in many of the body's metabolic processes. NAD is a dinucleotide, which means that it consists of two nucleotides joined together. It is made up of two molecules: nicotinamide and adenine, which are joined together by a phosphate group.

NAD is involved in a wide range of biological processes, including the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, and is essential for the proper functioning of the body's cells and tissues.

What can I expect during a NAD IV treatment?

Our nurse will arrive at your location of choice with all the equipment necessary for the appointment. They will then administer the IV into your arm and stay with you to monitor the treatment and answer any questions you may have.

Our NAD IV treatments generally last couple of hours per session. You can sit back, watch a movie or a favorite show, browse social media, or even work while the treatment is in progress.

What sets Drip Hydration apart from other NAD IV treatment providers?

Drip Hydration brings appointments directly to you whether you are at home, at a hotel, or at the office. We make getting at home NAD IV treatments easy and convenient, saving you the time and hassle of sitting in traffic or waiting in a clinic.

Is NAD right for me?

You don’t have to wait until you are experiencing a medical condition to enjoy the benefits of NAD IV therapy. NAD plays a role in hundreds of chemical functions throughout your body. This versatile treatment helps promote whole-body wellness and can help your body maintain optimal performance over time.

Is IV therapy FDA approved?

IV therapy in general is FDA approved. Our nurses are overseen by our Medical Director, Abe Malkin, and every nurse is registered and certified per state standards.

Is NAD safe?

NAD is considered a dietary supplement, not a drug. The FDA does not currently evaluate dietary supplements in their current regulations. However, NAD is well-tolerated, meaning that there are rarely side effects.

How long do IV treatments take?

Our IV NAD treatments take couple of hours to administer per session. The number of sessions vary by individual and will be determined during your initial consultation.

Does NAD help battle aging?

Some studies have suggested that NAD may have anti-aging effects by helping to support the production of enzymes that are involved in DNA repair and maintenance, which are essential for maintaining healthy cells and tissues. Additionally, NAD may support the production of enzymes that are involved in the body's natural detoxification processes, which can help to reduce the effects of oxidative stress and support healthy aging. 

Does NAD Improve metabolic function?

Some studies have suggested that NAD may support healthy metabolism by helping to regulate the body's energy production and utilization, and may also support the production of enzymes that are involved in various metabolic processes. Additionally, NAD may support the body's natural detoxification processes, which are important for maintaining overall health and wellness.

How often can I get an NAD treatment?

NAD IV treatments are most effective when used over time. You can get treatments several times per month unless you are otherwise advised during your initial consultation.

What can I expect to feel after a NAD IV drip?

Following a NAD IV drip, most patients feel more energetic, clearer-headed, and focused. Regular treatments may improve these effects over time.

Is there any downtime or recovery after a NAD drip?

Not at all! You can resume your normal activities immediately after your appointment. Where do you deliver NAD IV treatments? Drip Hydration delivers NAD IV treatments anywhere within our service areas, which you can find on our service area pages. That said, we recommend choosing a comfortable place for NAD treatments since this type of IV couple of hours per appointment.

How is IV NAD better than an oral NAD supplement?

IV NAD is delivered directly into your bloodstream, where it becomes available to your cells for immediate use. Because NAD bypasses the digestive and metabolic systems, you can expect a 100% absorption rate for maximum effect and minimal waste. Oral NAD supplements, on the other hand, must pass through your digestive system, where they are partly metabolized before your body has access to orally given NAD.

What is the difference between a NAD IV and a vitamin drip?

There are two main differences between a NAD IV and a Vitamin Drip: duration and ingredients. NAD IVs generally take couple of hours to administer per session while vitamin drips take 30 - 45 minutes. Our vitamin drips are specially blended to improve a variety of symptoms and ailments. Our NAD+ Boost treatments contains vitamins that can help make this IV more effective with longer-lasting effects.

Do I need any special supplies for my NAD IV appointment?

No, you do not need any special supplies. Our nurse will bring everything needed for the appointment.

Does NAD improve brain health and function?

NAD is believed to have potential benefits for brain health and function, although more research is needed to fully understand its effects. Some studies have suggested that NAD may have neuroprotective effects, meaning that it may help to protect the brain from damage and support healthy brain function. Additionally, NAD may support the production of neurotransmitters, which are chemicals that help to transmit signals between the brain's cells, and may help to improve cognitive function and memory.

NAD Injection Therapy

What are the benefits of NAD Injection Therapy?

NAD injection therapy is believed to have several potential benefits, including improving energy levels, supporting cognitive function, reducing inflammation, and supporting the body's natural detoxification processes. Additionally, NAD injection therapy is often used in combination with other treatments, such as IV vitamin therapy, to support the body's natural recovery processes and improve overall health and wellness.

What is the difference between NAD injection vs NAD IV therapy?

The main difference between NAD injection and NAD IV therapy is the method of delivery. NAD injection involves injecting NAD directly into the bloodstream using a syringe, while NAD IV therapy involves infusing NAD into the bloodstream through a small tube that is inserted into a vein.

What is the difference between NAD injections and NAD supplements?

The main difference between NAD injections and NAD supplements is the method of delivery. NAD injections involve injecting NAD directly into the bloodstream using a syringe, while NAD supplements are taken orally in the form of pills or capsules.

How to best self-administer a NAD injection?

When administering the injection, it is important to use a clean, sterile needle and syringe, and to inject the NAD into a vein using a slow, steady motion. It is also important to properly dispose of the used needles and syringes to avoid the risk of injury or infection. It is also important to carefully follow the instructions provided by the healthcare professional and the manufacturer of the NAD injection, including proper storage and handling of the injection and any necessary preparation steps.

NAD+ Nasal Spray

What are the benefits of NAD+ nasal spray?

NAD+ nasal spray is believed to have several potential benefits, including improving energy levels, supporting cognitive function, reducing inflammation, and supporting the body's natural detoxification processes.

What is the difference between NAD injection and NAD+ nasal spray?

The main difference between NAD injection and NAD+ nasal spray is the method of delivery. NAD injection involves injecting NAD directly into the bloodstream using a syringe, while NAD+ nasal spray involves delivering NAD directly into the bloodstream through the nose.

What is the difference between NAD+ nasal spray and NAD supplements?

The primary distinction between NAD+ nasal spray and NAD supplements is the route of administration. NAD+ nasal spray delivers NAD directly into the bloodstream via the nose, whereas NAD supplements are taken orally as tablets or capsules.

How often can I use the NAD+ nasal spray?

The frequency of NAD+ nasal spray use will depend on the specific product and the individual's needs and preferences. It is important to consult with a healthcare professional to determine the appropriate frequency of NAD+ nasal spray use, as well as any potential risks or side effects. In general, NAD+ nasal spray can be used daily or as needed, depending on the individual's goals and needs. It is also important to carefully follow the instructions provided by the healthcare professional and the manufacturer of the NAD+ nasal spray, including any recommended dosing guidelines and precautions.

What can I expect to feel after using the NAD+ nasal spray?

The effects of NAD+ nasal spray may vary depending on the individual and their unique physiology and health needs. In general, people may experience improved energy levels, cognitive function, and overall health and wellness after using NAD+ nasal spray. Additionally, NAD+ nasal spray may help to support the body's natural recovery processes and reduce the symptoms of conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and addiction.


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