NAD IV Therapy for Boosting Energy and Reducing Fatigue

In today’s busy world, fatigue and tiredness are an all-too-common part of many people’s lives. NAD IV therapy can help restore low energy levels with time-saving treatments at home administered by a licensed medical professional. Read on to learn more about how this innovative treatment can reinvigorate your day.

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


  • Fatigue can be caused by both nonclinical and clinical factors. Nonclinical factors include over-exertion at work or at the gym. Clinical factors include allergies, illness, and diseases like fibromyalgia.
  • NAD is an important coenzyme involved in energy-producing chemical reactions in the body.
  • NAD levels start to fall as we age, leading to fatigue, poor cognitive function, disease, and other signs of aging.
  • Taking NAD for fatigue can help boost your energy, elevate your cognitive function, and give you better muscle endurance and faster reflexes.
  • NAD for fatigue IV therapy is a fast, effective, and efficient way of introducing supplemental NAD into the body.
  • Drip Hydration delivers NAD IV therapy treatments to where you are, saving you the trouble of transportations costs and time.

What is Fatigue and What Are Its Causes?

Everyone feels tired from time to time. After a long day at work or an intense workout at the gym, you may feel tired and exhausted. However, after a good night’s rest, you wake up feeling fresh and energized. On the other hand, there are instances when tiredness can persist even though you have not exerted yourself or after a night’s rest. This is called fatigue.

A person feeling fatigued experiences tiredness that does not go away with rest. It is also a sense of lethargy and lack of motivation to do anything. But what causes fatigue? Fatigue can be caused by a myriad of things. For example, persistently long days at work can lead to fatigue. Similarly, over-exertion at the gym can lead to fatigue. However, there are also clinical causes of fatigue. Clinical fatigue is a type of fatigue that has an underlying pathological cause.

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Some causes include:

These conditions cause fatigue because they hamper the body’s ability to operate at an optimal level.

When a person has one of these conditions, they may feel unable to operate at the energy levels they previously did. This explains the feeling of exhaustion and lethargy that one feels when they come down with the flu or when they have stomach flu. In such instances, the body needs some assistance to generate energy.

What is NAD?

NAD is an essential cofactor found in the bodies of all mammals. As an important cofactor or coenzyme, NAD is responsible for hundreds of chemical reactions in the body. Most of the chemical reactions NAD is involved in are related to energy production in the body.

Reduced NAD or NADH is responsible for helping the body convert food (calories) into cellular energy. When NADH is present in abundance, cells have all the energy they need to operate at optimal levels. NADH is naturally produced in the body, but as the body ages, these levels start to fall, affecting the body’s ability to turn food into cellular energy.

Without enough energy to operate optimally, cells start to malfunction and die in a process called cell necrosis. This cell death is what causes diseases and old age. However, studies have shown that boosting NADH levels can reverse these effects.


If the body is unable to naturally produce NAD, introducing NAD into the body can act as a catalyst to restore the balance of energy within the body. In a way, this is like turning back the body’s biological clock to a time when its cells were young and operating at full capacity. With this basic understanding, how then are NAD and fatigue connected?

NAD and Fatigue

NAD and fatigue are closely related.1 NAD is involved in energy-producing chemical reactions in the body, while fatigue is a general lack of energy. So, if NAD levels are low, this could lead to low levels of energy, which could lead to fatigue.

This makes perfect sense because NAD works at a cellular level to help the body convert food into cellular energy. For example, muscle cells need energy to facilitate the contraction and relaxation of muscle fibers. Without enough NAD, muscle cells get tired quickly, making it difficult for the entire muscle to operate at a high level of performance. So, how does boosting NAD help?

Boosting NAD levels in the body increases the bioavailability of this crucial coenzyme, giving cells the tools they need to create energy. With fatigue, boosting NAD levels can help increase the amount of energy available to the body, possibly countering the effects of fatigue. When a person with fatigue takes NAD, the supplement helps catalyze bodily reactions involved in energy production.

That way, cells have more energy, which leads to an overall sense of energy in the whole body. Taking NAD for fatigue utilizes this coenzyme’s ability to influence the body to start a chain reaction that leads to more energy and vitality.

NAD IV Therapy for Fatigue

Now that we’ve discussed how NAD has a direct impact on fatigue, the next question is how to introduce NAD into the body effectively and efficiently. Although you can take oral NAD supplements, these are not effective because they are often mixed with other substances to bulk the pills. Also, oral supplements must pass through the harsh conditions of the stomach, leading to lower bioavailability.

IV therapy delivers pure NAD into the bloodstream in a fast and efficient way. NAD for fatigue also combines the energy-giving benefits of other supplements through a carefully blended cocktail.

Here are some of the ingredients contained in a typical NAD IV treatment:

  • NAD: A carefully measured amount of NAD to deliver the most benefit to the body.
  • Vitamin B12: One of the B-complex vitamins that helps improve nerve and blood cell health. It also assists in the production of red blood cells, a key factor in combating fatigue.
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  • B-complex vitamins: A mix of essential vitamins associated with increased energy and stronger immunity.
  • Vitamin C: In high doses, Vitamin C has been known to help protect the body from aging factors such as free radicals.
  • Glutathione: A micronutrient that helps reduce free radicals in the body, protecting the body’s cells from their harmful age-causing effects.

What Are the Benefits of NAD IV Therapy for Fatigue?

There are many potential benefits of NAD. When it comes to fatigue, here are some benefits NAD for fatigue IV therapy can give you.

More Energy

As a baseline, NAD IV therapy increases NADH levels in the body, which is directly associated with increased energy. As fatigue associated with low energy, IV therapy can help counter these effects. Regularly taking NAD IV therapy treatments can help you combat fatigue and help you live an energy-filled life.

Better Brain Function

NAD has been associated with increased cognitive function. Fatigue often causes slowed cognitive function with individuals feeling like their minds are hazy or cloudy. NAD IV therapy can improve your cognitive function to help you feel sharper, more alert, and better equipped to undertake the demands of work or school.

Additionally, NAD has been shown to play a vital role in repairing damaged DNA, which can improve overall brain health and function.2

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Increased Muscle Endurance

Muscle fatigue is another hallmark of fatigue. An inability to sustain activities for long, such as working out at the gym, can severely hamper your ability to reach your goals. NAD IV therapy can help make more energy available to your muscle cells, giving you more strength to reach your goals.

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Faster Reflexes

Reflexes are controlled by nerve impulses from the brain to muscles and joints. In fatigue, nerve cells suffer from reduced capacity, making reflexes slow and lethargic. NAD IV therapy can improve this issue because NAD and other ingredients in the IV cocktail can support nerve health.

Heightened Mood and Vitality

Fatigue causes:

  • mood swings
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • lack of motivation

NAD IV therapy is administered directly into the bloodstream, helping cells operate at optimal levels. This overall increase in energy and vitality can help:

  • clear the mind
  • boost your mood
  • help you feel rejuvenated.

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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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.


[1] Alegre J. - Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH) in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome.;

[2] Ruszkiewicz JA. - Fueling genome maintenance: On the versatile roles of NAD+ in preserving DNA integrity.;