NAD IV Therapy for Improved Metabolic Function

Your metabolism works hard to provide the energy you need to tackle your daily obligations. Over time, your metabolic rate slows, contributing to declining energy levels, fatigue, weight gain, and many other symptoms. NAD IV treatments can support optimal metabolic function [1] and help you feel your best, all in the comfort of your home. Read on to learn how! 

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


  • Metabolic function or metabolism is the sum of all chemical reactions in the body that convert food into energy.
  • NAD is the second most important coenzyme in your body – responsible for ensuring hundreds of chemical reactions go on smoothly.
  • NAD and metabolism are closely related – NAD plays a crucial role in metabolic chemical reactions in the body.
  • As we age, NAD levels fall, negatively affecting all the metabolic chemical reactions associated with the coenzyme. [2]
  • NAD IV Therapy introduces NAD directly into the bloodstream, making it bioavailable to cells that need it to function.
  • Drip Hydration NAD IV therapy offers a personalized delivery service that brings the treatment to you, helping you conveniently enjoy the numerous benefits of NAD.

What is Metabolic Function?

To understand the relationship between NAD and metabolism, it’s important to know what metabolism is.

Metabolism refers to the collection of chemical reactions that take place within an organism. These reactions create and use various chemicals in the body. Metabolism is crucial to life, as it keeps organisms functioning properly.

If metabolic function stops, the organism dies. Additionally, if metabolic function is impaired, the organism can experience various issues, including disease and aging.

In humans, two types of metabolism occur – anabolic metabolism and catabolic metabolism.

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  • Anabolic metabolism involves the creation or generation of molecules and other compounds such as proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates. Creation of fat reserves is an example of anabolic metabolism.
  • Catabolic metabolism does the opposite – it breaks down compounds to create energy for the body to use. The breakdown of fat into molecules that can pass into cells and help power cellular function is an example of catabolic metabolism.

One important component of the metabolic function are enzymes and their coenzymes. Think of enzymes as the currency of metabolic function – cells use them to “buy and sell” molecules. Coenzymes, on the other hand, are like credit cards – they help make it easier for cells to utilize enzymes. One important coenzyme is nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD).

What is NAD?

NAD is an important coenzyme found in all mammals. In importance, NAD is only second to adenosine triphosphate (ATP). However, both are involved in reactions involving the generation and transfer of energy within cells. NAD’s importance stems from the fact that it is one of only a few coenzymes that ensure cells have enough energy to perform at optimum levels.

As we age, NAD levels fall, and energy available to cells also falls, causing cells to struggle to maintain optimal performance levels. When this happens, cells begin to malfunction and die, leading to disease and signs of old age.

But, if NAD for energy is so important, why doesn’t the body keep producing more of it? It’s not clear why NAD levels fall as we age. Stress, unhealthy lifestyle habits, and cellular damage may contribute to this natural decline.

Skeletal chemical formula of NAD.

However, scientists have found that although NAD levels fall as we age, boosting NAD levels can restore cellular function. In other words, boosting NAD can help turn back the body’s biological clock to a time when the body was young and vital.1 Cells that were dying or malfunctioning can become reinvigorated operate at optimal levels.

What makes the relationship between NAD and metabolism so important?

NAD and Metabolic Function

The sum of all metabolic chemical reactions in the body is called basal metabolic rate or BMR. Although popular as a dieting metric, this term is even more important when it comes to how the body functions.

When BMR is depressed, the body struggles to create and supply energy to cells. When BMR is healthy, cells have enough energy to function.

NAD, as a crucial metabolic coenzyme, is at the heart of metabolic function. As various metabolic chemical reactions occur in the body, functional groups of atoms within molecules are transferred from one state to another.

NAD and other coenzymes act as group transfer intermediates.

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Each set of metabolic chemical reactions is handled by one coenzyme, which works together with its associated enzymes. As such, NAD is responsible for ensuring that hundreds of metabolic chemical reactions in the body proceed smoothly. As a principal coenzyme, the body’s metabolic function is affected by any changes in NAD levels.

When NAD levels fall, a chain reaction of failures occurs, affecting the metabolic function and the body’s ability to create and utilize energy. Issues that result from low NAD levels include:

When NAD levels fall, the body requires an external intervention. NAD IV therapy is one such intervention.

NAD IV Therapy

NAD IV therapy is a cutting-edge treatment that uses IV therapy to deliver pure NAD for energy straight into the bloodstream. Boosting NAD levels in the body can help lead to signs of age reversal, with heightened metabolic function as one of the central characteristics.

Getting NAD for energy through an IV is the most effective way of delivering NAD to cells. Other methods such as tablets and syrups must go through the gut, which impacts the speed and amount of NAD that ends up in the bloodstream.

Aside from direct supply to cells, NAD IV therapy also provides a cocktail of other helpful cofactors and nutrients that help further rev up your metabolism. Composed of a base of sterile saline IV fluid, NAD IV therapy also contains the following ingredients:

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  • NAD: In just the right quantity to effectively boost the body’s metabolism.
  • Vitamin B12: Associated with improved nerve and blood cell health as well as ensuring enough healthy red blood cells are produced.
  • B-complex vitamins: A variety of vitamins known to increase energy, boost immunity, and support other body functions.
  • Vitamin C: One of the safest and most effective supplements available, vitamin C helps prevent everything from cardiovascular disease to eye disease to reducing skin wrinkling.
  • Glutathione: Known to reduce oxidative stress (free radicals) and cellular damage, improve insulin resistance, fight symptoms of some disease like psoriasis, Parkinson’s disease, peripheral artery disease, among others.

What Are the Metabolic Benefits of NAD IV Therapy?

These are some of the potential metabolic benefits of NAD IV therapy:

Can Boost Cellular Metabolism

As explained earlier, metabolism is the sum of all chemical reactions in the body that convert food (calories) into energy to keep your body alive. NAD IV therapy increases the bioavailability of NAD at a cellular level, helping your cells effectively and efficiently convert food molecules into energy. NAD also plays a crucial role in helping mitochondria, the power factories of the body, function optimally.

Can Increase Resting Metabolism

Basal metabolic rate or BMR is a measure of how much energy your body burns while at rest – that is, how much energy your body needs to stay alive. NAD IV therapy helps rev up your BMR, so you burn more calories even while you are resting or sleeping.

Can Reverse the Effects of Aging on Metabolism

As the body ages, it burns less fuel while at rest. Science has discovered that a human’s BMR begins to decline by 3% up until the age of 20. While it is not fully understood why this happens, declining NAD levels may infer a connection between the two. Boosting NAD levels may turn back the cellular clock, reversing aging and restoring higher levels of metabolic function. [3]

Can Help Burn Fat

Your body burns fat for fuel. However, burning fat ironically requires lots of energy. If your metabolism is depressed, there isn’t enough energy to burn fat. This explains why older people struggle to lose fat: their metabolism has slowed down significantly. NAD can boost metabolism, helping provide enough fuel to burn fat reserves to power the rest of the body. [4]

Can Help Keep Weight Off

In weight loss, losing weight is half the battle – keeping the weight off is the other, harder half. Fat comes back mostly because all the activities that burned fat (dieting and intense exercise) stop. NAD IV therapy can help boost resting metabolism or the energy you burn while at rest, an essential factor required to keep fat off after a weight loss regimen.

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 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.