NAD – Uncovering its Role in Metabolism
Our metabolism is responsible for how our body functions, including maintaining energy levels, rates of digestion and absorption of nutrients, and how fast we lose weight. One of the crucial components of a healthy metabolism is the coenzyme Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD).
Today, we will discuss NAD, why we need it, and its role in the body’s metabolism. We will also look at NAD supplements, NAD IV therapy, and other treatments that can increase the amount of NAD and NAD+ in our bodies and the potential effects of these treatments.
NAD is one of the most crucial components in the body in terms of cellular function. As NAD declines, cellular function deteriorates as well.
The primary function of NAD is in the transport of energy to cells. In simple terms, NAD allows us to convert food into usable energy and then transports that energy from one cell to another until the NAD is exhausted and breaks down into its precursor components.
The body creates NAD naturally through absorbing nutrients from the things we eat; however, over time, the amount of NAD manufactured in the body declines, and there are not enough of the necessary components available to restore these levels to what they were when we were younger. This results in a drop in cellular energy, or the energy cells need to do their jobs, which is part of why we age.
Without healthy NAD levels, our body loses its ability to repair itself as quickly as it cannot convert food into usable energy efficiently, meaning less energy gain from calorie consumption and more weight gain. Some of our other metabolic functions slow down, and basic bodily processes aren’t as efficient as they were when we were younger.
NAD IV Therapy
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NAD and Metabolism
NAD is one of the critical regulators of our metabolism.1 The more energy our metabolism has from NAD, the better it can function to transform food into energy, burn calories and absorb the resources we need in our bodies. Our metabolic rate impacts many things our body does besides how fast we gain or lose weight. It affects how quickly toxins and other things leave our system, how fast medications and supplements are absorbed in the bloodstream, and our overall energy levels daily.
NAD acts as a metabolism booster. With less NAD, our metabolism still functions, but it tends to slow down; this is why many people experience an increase in weight around age 40 when NAD starts to decrease dramatically.
Changes in NAD levels, particularly the decline in NAD, result in changes to the microenvironment of our cells. This results in what is known as inflammatory macrophages, which can lead to conditions like macular degeneration.2 NAD also plays a role in developing metabolic diseases like diabetes3 due to changes in insulin resistance and the ability to process glucose and regulate energy that occur as NAD decreases.
Because of the importance of NAD, research has gone into the use of supplements, treatments, IV therapies, and other methods of increasing the amount of NAD in the body. Though much of the research is still early, several health benefits can come from using NAD supplements.
NAD supplements can help promote anti-aging benefits, such as slowing cognitive decline,4 and improve metabolic and cellular function. The results are based more on the delivery method of the NAD because specific supplement methods are less effective than others.
Oral supplements containing NAD or NAD+ are convenient ways to raise NAD levels in the body, as they can easily be obtained online or from your pharmacy. However, these are the least effective methods to restore NAD reserves as the body takes longer to absorb nutrients from oral supplements, and the body can only absorb a limited amount that way.
Nasal sprays, injections, and IV infusions are all options that are much more effective than oral pills. These bypass the digestive system and are fully absorbed by the body, providing the maximum potential benefits.
Our metabolism plays a big part in how healthy we feel and whether we can maintain a healthy weight. Our metabolism begins to slow down as we age due to a lack of NAD in our bodies. Supplementing our NAD levels can help improve metabolic health and slow down the signs of aging. Always talk to your doctor about the potential risks and benefits and whether a NAD supplement is right for you before beginning treatment.
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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 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.
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.