NAD+ stands for Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide, an essential molecule found in every cell of your body. It is a coenzyme of Vitamin B3 (niacin), which means it’s a small "helper" molecule that helps activate an enzyme. Enzymes are responsible for over 5,000 different biochemical reactions throughout the body and NAD+ participates in more reactions than any other vitamin-derived molecule. NAD+ is basically the building block of a healthy body that the brain, our internal organs and neurological systems need to function at optimal efficiency. One of the many uses of NAD+ treatments is to have more energy.
NAD+ levels decline as we age. Levels also decline with any chronic illness, exposure, pain, stress, etc. Basically, anything that your body has to "deal" with uses NAD+. If we are using up our NAD+ faster than we can replenish it, this can have a significant impact on our lives. Decreased NAD+ can lead to faster aging, decreased mental clarity, decreased physical performance.
NAD+ is directly involved in our body's ability to make ENERGY.
Supplementing with IV NAD+ has been shown to help with stress, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, addiction, depression, anxiety, and many other chronic ailments.
NAD+ infusions can have the following benefits: better sleep, increased clarity of mind, better problem-solving ability, improved focus and concentration, increased energy, improvement in mood, decreased anxiety levels, decreased levels of pain, and reduced cravings.
NAD+ is part of cellular respiration - meaning for cells to function properly, there must be NAD+ present. The importance of NAD+ became apparent after a study of pellagra - a disease characterized by a darkly pigmented rash, dermatitis, diarrhea, and dementia...ultimately resulting in death. This was in 1958. Pellagra was common in rural areas of Europe and became an epidemic in the southern areas of the United States - this was a century ago.
It was discovered that lack of vitamin B3, niacin, was the underlying cause of pellagra. Niacin is a precursor for NAD+.
NAD+ plays a key role in hydrogen transfer in biochemical reactions, namely transferring a hydrogen ion into the process that is responsible for making our body's ENERGY. However, we now know NAD+ also has other roles, such as helping other enzymes do their jobs.
After treatments, patients generally report:
NAD+ pricing depends on many factors such as your chronic conditions, what you are wanting to treat, etc. Thus, the overall infusion protocol will be discussed at your consultation.
30-day protocol consists of 5 days of NAD+ IV infusions. Once infusions are completed, you will then start oral NAD+ supplementation to complete 30-days of treatment. One month supply of oral NAD+ is included in this cost.
30-day protocol consists of at LEAST 5 days of NAD+ IV infusions. Once infusions are completed, you will then start oral NAD+ supplementation to complete 30-days of treatment. The price listed is for 5 days of infusions. One month of oral NAD+ is included in this cost. If additional infusions are considered necessary, they will be added at $500.00 each. These will be agreed upon at your consultation.
Generally feel okay, but something's got you down? Jet lag? Getting over a virus? Maybe have a little too much fun over the weekend? A 1-day infusion may be just the thing to get you back on track.
The NAD+ protocol can be combined with one of your ketamine boosters! You will still need the complete NAD+ protocol, but there is a cost savings by bundling with your ketamine booster. This option is for existing ketamine patients only.
NAD can be added to chronic pain infusions to enhance response. A full 30-day protocol is recommended which will include 5+ NAD+ infusions and oral supplementation. The number of NAD+ infusions recommended will be discussed individually.
Five consecutive days of 250 mg NAD+.
Yes, an in-office consultation is required. The fee for the consultation is $100. This fee is waived if a 30-day NAD+ protocol is completed.
NAD+ has very little side effects. Some patients experience a faster heart rate or lower blood pressure, but this is monitored closely. Sometimes, the infusions can cause a pressure sensation in the chest that goes away if the infusion rate is turned down. While this isn't dangerous, it can be alarming for some. The sensation passes quickly once the drip rate is reduced.
Patients should plan on each infusion lasting between 4-6 hours.
If just receiving NAD+, no - you do not need a driver. If NAD+ is being combined with ketamine, you will need a driver as usual.
We prefer you not eat before you first NAD+ infusion. This is simply to see how you do. Once the infusion is going and things are fine, you are welcome to eat. Many people bring food and snacks since you may be in the clinic for several hours.
NAD+ treatments are costly - there's no question about that. Pricing is based on the amount of time spent in the office and the cost of the NAD+. Keep in mind, most treatments are a full month's protocol. The chronic pain protocol is slightly higher than the mental health protocol simply because more NAD+ is used.
Possibly, but the goal is to restore your NAD+ levels and get you feeling like your old self for many months.
NAD+ qualifies as a supplement under FDA guidelines. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Intravenous NAD+ therapy is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. There is no guarantee of response.