NAD IV Therapy for Anxiety and Depression

An estimated 40 million adults in the United States have an anxiety disorder. Although traditional treatments such as therapy, medication, and exercise can help manage symptoms, a new treatment option offers people a way to help restore both the mind and body at the cellular level.

NAD is a naturally occurring coenzyme with cell and brain-restoring properties that may help relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression. Read on to learn more about how in-home IV NAD treatments can help you feel your best.

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


  • NAD plays a significant role in your physical and mental health, with low levels of this coenzyme linked to worsened symptoms of anxiety and depression.
  • Levels of NAD decline over time due to natural aging, stress, and environmental factors.
  • Restoring NAD can help relieve anxiety and depression symptoms by promoting cellular health, repairing DNA, clearing brain fog, and supporting neurological health.
  • Regular in-home NAD infusions are a convenient, time-saving way to help restore and replenish your mind and body.
  • IV NAD treatments are recommended alongside traditional therapy options for best results.

What is NAD?

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) is a coenzyme naturally produced by your body. This coenzyme is associated with maintaining muscle tone and function, encouraging healthy cell growth, counteracting tissue damage, and reversing damage to your mitochondria. In addition to these, NAD infusions can help reduce the symptoms of both anxiety and depression.

The level of NAD present in your body decreases naturally as you age. External factors such as stress, sleep problems, and drug use can increase how quickly your body depletes its natural reserves. IV NAD infusions quickly restore your body’s reserves of this important coenzyme. Not only does NAD supplementation help improve your symptoms of anxiety and depression, but it also supports your overall health.

The symptoms of anxiety and depression are best managed consistently over time, making delivery IV NAD a perfect fit for busy lifestyles. IV NAD ensures 100% absorption for maximum effect.

Skeletal chemical formula of NAD.

How can NAD help Improve Anxiety and Depression?

Anxiety and depression are not always preventable, but symptoms can be managed. You can go a long way towards maintaining your mood, your overall health, and your brain health through eating a balanced diet and getting enough sleep. Exercise is another big step you can take to improve the symptoms of anxiety and depression. Your body produces dopamine when you exercise, a natural mood lifter that combats your symptoms naturally.

IV NAD can support your mood and your brain health and reduce anxiety and depression. While the potentials of NAD are still being explored, early studies have shown promising results. For instance, this study suggests that NAD supplementation can help combat fatigue, a common symptom in both anxiety and depression.

Mitochondrial dysfunction can contribute to a wide range of issues, from cell health to neurological function and more. Damaged mitochondria can also contribute to cognitive changes that may compound on the symptoms of anxiety and depression. This study suggests that NAD may restore mitochondrial function, an essential element when it comes to improving neurological changes. Restoring NAD may reverse the damage to mitochondria and improve your brain and body function at a cellular level.

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Some inflammation is part of your body’s natural immune response, but chronic inflammation can contribute to cell damage throughout your body. This study found that NAD plays a role in combating oxidative cell death by reducing inflammation and DNA damage. Similarly, this study on NAD found that, in addition improving overall health, the coenzyme reduced inflammation and counteracted tissue damage.

Another study suggests that NAD+ activated pathways can naturally help cells reverse the effects of oxidative stress that contributes to the production of free radicals which, in turn, can cause both neurological and physical damage.

Combined with therapy, healthy lifestyle changes, and IV NAD, you can better manage your anxiety or depression and feel your best for years to come.

Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and depression are two separate but related conditions that can impact people from all walks of life. The symptoms of anxiety and depression may manifest in different ways, but there are several hallmark symptoms to watch for when you are trying to identify which is which.


Anxiety isn’t a single thing but refers to a group of related conditions such as panic disorders, specialized phobias, or generalized anxiety.

Some anxiety is normal because it helped our ancestors stay safe in more uncertain times. Chronic anxiety, however, can lead to larger and longer-term problems in your social and work life. Persistent anxiety can contribute to sleep problems, digestive troubles, headaches, tension, and more.

The symptoms of anxiety include:

  • Tension in your muscles
  • Changes in your weight that are unrelated to a corresponding change in diet
  • Shortness of breath
  • Heart palpitations
  • Fidgeting or restlessness
  • Nervousness
  • A persistent feeling of fear or uncertainty
  • A feeling of panic

Managing your anxiety over time can help reduce the frequency of this condition and support your overall health over time.

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While it’s true that everyone feels sad every now and again – also known as acute depression – chronic depression is something else altogether. There are many kinds of chronic depression, but almost all types are diagnosed when a person experiences persistent feelings of depression for two or more weeks.

The symptoms of depression include:

  • Changes in sleeping patterns
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Changes in weight unrelated to a change in diet
  • Fatigue or tiredness
  • Loss in interest in regular activities
  • Feelings of worthlessness on a regular basis
  • Feelings of guilt on a regular basis
  • Recurring thoughts of death
  • Suicidal thoughts or fantasies

Chronic depression can be debilitating to both social and work life. Managing your depression over time can help improve your symptoms over time.

NAD IV infusions can be a useful adjunct therapy for individuals undergoing therapy or other treatment for anxiety or depression. By minimizing your symptoms and improving your mood, regular IV infusions of NAD can help make managing these conditions easier.

What is NAD IV Therapy?

Over time, your body’s natural levels of NAD begin to decrease, contributing to a variety of symptoms such as low energy, memory problems, and worsened symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Fortunately, by restoring NAD levels with IV therapy, your cells can function at optimal levels.

At-Home NAD IV therapy is the fastest and most convenient way to supplement your body’s naturally decreasing levels of NAD. NAD IV therapy involves the infusion of NAD into your body via an IV catheter and tube.

IV administration of NAD ensures that you can expect 100% percent bioavailability to your cells for maximum effect.

two women getting IV therapy at their home

What is in a NAD IV Therapy Formula?

At Drip Hydration, our proprietary NAD formula consists of a carefully selected and calibrated cocktail of NAD, select vitamins, and hydrating saline solution to help boost your mood and reduce feelings of anxiety and depression.

As a base, the IV formula consists of a hydrating sterile saline base. This base is what delivers the rest of the ingredients into your bloodstream. In addition to NAD, additional components may include Vitamin B12, a range of B-Complex Vitamins, Vitamin C and glutathione. These ingredients help enhance the effects of NAD and increase how long treatments last.

Why is Delivery IV NAD Therapy Right for Anxiety and Depression?

Unlike a cold, anxiety and depression do not always go away on their own. These conditions may need to be treated with therapy, medication, lifestyle changes, or a combination of these. IV NAD treatments are most effective when used in conjunction with these types of therapies, improving your symptoms and facilitating long-term management.

IV NAD minimizes the damaging effects of free radicals, which is especially useful for active individuals. Your body naturally produces free radicals while you are exercising, byproducts of cellular oxidation. Regular IV NAD treatments flush out these damaging free radicals, helping your body minimize damage and stay in top form on the regular.

Regular hydration helps ensure that your body has the fluids it needs for your cells, tissues, and organs to function at their best, reducing stress and improving your overall health in the long term. IV therapy also flushes out other toxins from your body, such as heavy metals, further reducing the amount of cellular damage that contributes to aging.

Delivery IV NAD is right for anxiety and depression because…

  • Treatment is convenient and delivered directly to you wherever you are
  • Appointments are discreet and private
  • Regular direct-delivery appointments save you the time and hassle of transit to and from a clinic
  • Delivery treatments are ideal for individuals with mobility considerations
  • Treatments help elevate your mood naturally
  • Treatments can decrease the frequency and severity of symptoms
nurse preparing an IV
  • Treatments help prevent the accumulation of cellular damage over time instead of attempting to fix issues all at once
  • Treatments repair overall damage to your body at a cellular level
  • Treatments flush out free radicals and other toxins that contribute to mood changes and overall health

Our NAD IV Treatment consists of 500 mg of NAD+ in 1 liter of saline solution. We can also include add-ons such as anti-nausea and anti-inflammatory medication, vitamin B12 shots, and more to help address any particular issues that are troubling you.

How Does an In-Home IV Therapy Appointment Work?

Drip Hydration offers unparalleled convenience by bringing NAD IV therapy directly to you in the comfort of your home, hotel, or office. Whether you have a busy lifestyle, dislike getting stuck in traffic, want to avoid potential exposure to Covid-19, or simply want your appointment in the comfort of your place of choosing, we bring our IV therapy services directly to you.

After booking an IV home infusion, our nurse will come to you with all the equipment for the appointment. You don’t need to have any special equipment on hand. All you need to do is be somewhere where you can comfortably for your appointment.

To administer the treatment, our nurse will set up an IV bag above your head and use an IV catheter and tube to connect the IV solution to your arm. The IV contents will then drip directly into your bloodstream. Our nurse will remain with you for the duration of your appointment to monitor your treatment and answer any questions you may have. Our nurse will only leave once your appointment is over and the equipment has been removed from your place.

How Often Can You Get NAD IV Therapy?

Unlike our other IV therapies, which can be completed in one session, NAD treatments require multiple sessions. This is because NAD is a bioactive agent that needs time to act within the body. As such, most treatments take several sessions over the course of several weeks.

After the completion of one treatment consisting of several sessions, you can book another round of treatment to sustain the effects of NAD IV therapy. You can also get an in-home booster shot or take oral NAD supplements to optimize NAD levels year-round.

Take the First Step towards Better Health with NAD Therapy

Take control of your health and address your biggest health concerns with NAD therapy. Consult with a trusted medical professional today to explore the potential benefits of NAD and find personalized solutions for your unique needs.

  • Convenience
  • Comfort
  • Privacy
  • Personalized care
  • Flexible scheduling

Transform your health with NAD therapy and experience the life-changing benefits of personalized treatment tailored to your unique needs.

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 takes 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.