NAD IV Therapy for Brain Health and Neurological Function

Cognitive changes are a normal part of aging. Although diet changes, mental stimulation, and staying physically active can all help slow age-related decline, there is another way that shows potential to preserve your brain health: in-home NAD IV treatments.

NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) is an essential coenzyme that might help clear brain fog, support neurological health, and protect against neurodegenerative disease. Read on to learn how this treatment could help keep you mentally sharp for years to come.

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 occurs naturally in your body and plays an important role in energy production, cellular health, and more.
  • Levels of NAD naturally decrease over time, contributing to age-related diseases and neurological decline.
  • Restoring low NAD levels may help maintain neurological health, improve memory, and clear brain fog.
  • IV infusions are the most effective way to increase NAD, with treatments bypassing the digestive system and offering maximum bioavailability.
  • Additional IV vitamins can further support mental and physical health and counteract age-related decline.

What is NAD?

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide or NAD is an essential coenzyme found in the body of every living mammal. As one of the most important cofactors in the body, its primary role is to help mitochondria generate cellular or metabolic energy for the body.

With high levels of NAD, mitochondria, the power plants of the body, generate enough energy to power your cells. However, when NAD levels fall, mitochondria generate significantly less energy, starving your cells of energy. [3]

As you age, your body produces less NAD, which in turn starves your cells of energy. When this happens, cells deprived of energy start malfunctioning. This malfunctioning is what we call aging and comes with all the symptoms associated with aging.1

How Does NAD Influence Brain Health and Neurological Function?

The brain is the most energy-intensive organ in your body. A good number of calories you burn when at rest are used up by your brain. When you engage in activities, this energy consumption goes up. [4]

Your body relies on mitochondria and NAD to convert glucose into metabolic energy and supply energy to your brain cells. When you have low levels of NAD, the mitochondria in your brain are unable to convert enough amounts of glucose to energy, resulting in a low supply of cellular energy to your brain cells.

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By restoring or boosting the amount of NAD available to your body through NAD IV therapy, mitochondria might begin to operate at optimum levels, which may help improve your brain health.

What is NAD IV Therapy?

As your body ages, NAD supplies to the brain and the rest of the body begin to fall. It’s not fully understood why this happens. However, scientists have discovered that by boosting NAD levels in the body through a NAD IV home infusion, cells may go back to functioning at optimal levels.

How do you get NAD into your body in the quickest, safest and most efficient manner? You do so through NAD supplement IV therapy.

NAD IV therapy involves the infusion of carefully calibrated amounts of NAD supplement into your body via an IV catheter and tube.  Through this delivery method, NAD enters your bloodstream in its purest form, achieving one hundred percent bioavailability to your cells.

What is in a NAD IV Therapy Formula?

At Drip Hydration, our proprietary NAD IV therapy formula consists of a carefully selected and calibrated cocktail of NAD and vitamins selected for their potential to boost brain health and function.

As a base, the IV formula consists of a hydrating sterile saline solution. These fluids deliver the rest of the ingredients directly into your bloodstream. In addition to NAD, the formula includes Vitamin B12, a range of B-Complex Vitamins, Vitamin C, and glutathione.

Although we have proprietary formulas, we understand that some clients may have variable needs. To meet these needs, we offer a variety of IV add-ons and booster shots that could potentially improve our clients’ health and wellness.

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Can NAD IV Therapy Boost Brain Health and Neurological Function?

Whether you are looking to boost your mental performance or restore your memory, NAD IV therapy might help.

Better Concentration

If you struggle to concentrate, some lifestyle factors such as lack of sleep, poor nutrition, and stress can contribute to low levels of sustained focus, but it also may be because your brain does not have the necessary tools to maintain high levels of sustained focus. In some cases, this is caused by low levels of metabolic energy in the cells.

NAD IV therapy boosts NAD levels, which may increase metabolic energy and enable your brain cells to operate better for longer.

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Less Reliance on Stimulants

Stimulants like coffee trick your brain by inhibiting a neurotransmitter called adenosine that’s responsible for notifying your brain when it’s tired. [5] Your brain cells, therefore, end up overworking. NAD works differently. Instead of forcing your brain cells to overwork, it increases the amount of energy being converted into cellular energy, which might give your brain cells the power they need to work at their best.

Better Memory

Memory decline is a sign of aging. As you age, brain cells struggle to retain their memory capacity due to burnout, low energy levels, and other natural cellular changes. [6] NAD IV therapy may help you get back your memory by helping regenerate your brain cells and neurotransmitters, which might reverse the effects of aging. [7]

Beat Mental Fatigue

After a long day at work or an intense session at the gym, you may feel mentally burned out. Battling traffic can also do this to you. In such cases, NAD IV therapy may help restore your mental state to one filled with energy, vitality, and composure. NAD helps reenergize your brain cells, helping your brain recover from fatigue faster.

Maintain a Young, Sharp Mind

NAD is known as the antiaging cofactor, and for a good reason. Scientists have found that when subjected to NAD therapy, brain cells reverse in age, going back to operating at younger-age levels.2 By improving NAD levels, you can potentially reverse or slow down the adverse effects of aging.

Fight Mental Disease

Brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s are caused by factors such as neurodegeneration and cell necrosis. That is, brain cells begin to break down and die. Studies suggest that a lack of enough metabolic energy may be responsible for this decline.3 By boosting NAD levels in the body, it is possible to increase metabolic energy in the brain, which may help stave off brain cell death and potentially fight against certain mental diseases.

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How Does an At-Home IV Therapy Appointment Work?

Drip Hydration offers modern and convenient NAD IV treatments in the comfort of your home. If you hate getting stuck in traffic or would like to undertake the therapy at a place of your choosing, you will be pleased to know our IV therapy services come to you.

After booking an IV home infusion appointment, our nurse will come to you with all the necessary equipment. To administer the treatment, the nurse will set up an IV bag over you and use an IV catheter and tube to connect the bag to your arm. The IV contents will then drip into your blood using the power of gravity. The nurse will remain available through the duration of the treatment and only leave once the treatment is over and all the equipment has been removed from your place.

How Often Can You Get NAD IV Therapy?

NAD supplement therapy, unlike our other IV therapies, requires a bit more time to infuse into your body. This is the case because NAD is a bioactive agent that needs time to act within the body. As such, we recommend getting treatment over several weeks. In this way, your body can take in and metabolize all the NAD you get before the next session.

After completion of one treatment consisting of several sessions, you can opt to continue treatments over time. Since NAD is an all-natural compound, your body does not need to metabolize it or get rid of any waste materials after you take it. In this way, you can potentially take NAD supplements continuously for maximum benefits.

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.

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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.


[1] Gomes AP. - Declining NAD(+) induces a pseudohypoxic state disrupting nuclear-mitochondrial communication during aging.;

[2] Zhang H. - NAD⁺ repletion improves mitochondrial and stem cell function and enhances life span in mice.;

[3] Hou Y. - NAD+ supplementation normalizes key Alzheimer's features and DNA damage responses in a new AD mouse model with introduced DNA repair deficiency.;