Skeletal chemical formula of NAD.

Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD) is an enzyme (functioning as a cofactor) that can be found in every cell of our body.1

As people get older, the NAD levels decrease and need to be replenished.2 Decreasing NAD levels can also be attributed to stress, not getting quality sleep, lack of nutrients, and consumption of drugs and alcohol.

The precursors of NAD can be found in food, but if you want to increase it directly you have to source your NAD through other options and supplement your supply. If your NAD levels are deteriorating, there are two main ways that you can replenish its levels.

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


Getting NAD IV therapy is a great way to jumpstart the process.

It is considered a convenient way to rapidly boost NAD levels, as it allows for efficient absorption and utilization by the body.

Usually administered by a health professional, intravenous NAD at home is a popular choice to get your healthy dose of NAD.

NAD Supplements

woman getting IV treatment

Once you have jumpstarted your NAD intake, the process does not stop there. You have to start taking supplements so that your NAD levels are enough to keep you feeling better all the time.

What are the Differences Between NAD IV and NAD Supplements?

When choosing which one is a better option to get NAD, you would have to look into your specific situation. Here are two of the main differences between the two treatments.


NAD IV therapy cannot be self-administered, and only health professionals can give intravenous NAD at home.

On the other hand, the supplements can be taken orally, which is a better and more convenient option as opposed to getting somebody in your home to do the IV.


The NAD IV Treatment is not just a one-and-done deal. It is a series of treatments that are spread out over several weeks.

Each IV infusion can take several hours. When it comes to convenience, the NAD supplements are more convenient because you can take them orally and regularly.

Contact Drip Hydration today for your NAD needs! Our group of health professionals will make the whole process seamless for you. You can also check out our other ways to supplement you NAD intake here.

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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 3 - 4 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 between 3 - 4 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 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.

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 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 takes 3 - 4 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 3 - 4 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.

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.


[1] Covarrubias AJ, Perrone R, Grozio A, Verdin E. - NAD+ metabolism and its roles in cellular processes during ageing. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2021 Feb;22(2):119-141. doi: 10.1038/s41580-020-00313-x;

[2] Schultz MB, Sinclair DA. - Why NAD(+) Declines during Aging: It's Destroyed. Cell Metab. 2016 Jun 14;23(6):965-966. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2016.05.022;