Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide, or NAD+, is a coenzyme produced by the human body to catalyze the reaction of Niacin into its active form used by the body. This active form is essential for the metabolization of food to energy used in the trillions of cells throughout the body. By supporting healthy cell function, NAD+ helps maintain a healthy nervous, digestive, and immune system. It also helps the integumentary system regenerate healthy skin cells faster for improved skin appearance to fight the aging process. It is often referred to as “the fountain of youth”.
NAD+ can also be used to treat depression and anxiety and decrease the amount of antidepressants a person may take by supporting brain cell function to improve mood, energy levels, and sleep cycles. It is also known to support the repair of cells damaged by alcohol and/or drug abuse to ease the recovery process and decrease the symptoms of withdrawals. Its antioxidant properties help fight oxidative stress caused by free radicals.
Free Radicals’ molecular properties make it very easy for them to attach to healthy cells in the body. They destroy those healthy cells which leads to increased potential for illnesses and aging. NAD+ combats this by balancing the molecular properties of a Free Radical, thus preventing its ability to attach to a healthy cell. It can also help combat age-related diseases like Alzheimer’s and Dementia by supporting the regulation of gene expression and slowing the rate of cell death in the brain, preserving its function. When gene expression of protein molecules is not properly regulated, genetic mutations are more likely to occur, increasing the risk of diseases.
Although NAD+ is naturally produced by the body, factors like aging, stress, alcohol, and poor diet can dramatically accelerate the decline of the natural production of this vital coenzyme. Supplementing with NAD+ injections or IV can dramatically improve a person’s quality of life almost immediately. Injections are recommended once a week and they come in varying doses depending on patient needs.