NAD+ IV Infusion Therapy
NAD+ IV treatment is on the cutting edge of anti-aging, detox, brain health and longevity research with individuals all over experiencing results. Here at Arizona IV Medics, we offer in-home IV infusions featuring NAD+.
NAD+ is a helper molecule existing in every one of your cells. It may support various facets of healthy aging. Possible benefits include brain cell protection, helping with weight loss, lowering heart disease risk and cancer risk and more.
Contact us now to schedule your NAD+ IV. We provide service to a wide area in Arizona, including Tucson, Phoenix, Scottsdale and more. Learn more about NAD+ and its potential benefits with our helpful guide.
How Much Is NAD+
We offer NAD+ infusions to those in need in Arizona. Our service area includes Phoenix, Tucson, Scottsdale, Tempe, Flagstaff, Lake Havasu, and more!
NAD+ infusions start at $100 for 100MG and go up to $800 for 1000MG.
What is NAD+?
NAD refers to nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide. It is one of a few coenzymes found in all living cells. It exists in two forms — NAD+ and NADH. NAD+ is the oxidized form, and it accepts electrons. NADH is the reduced form, and it donates electrons. NAD+ converts into NADH when it gains electrons and a hydrogen molecule.
NAD+ is needed for the basic biological processes that make living possible, from DNA maintenance to metabolism. It works hard in your cells and those of other mammals as well as in yeast, plants and bacteria.
Without NAD+, nothing can live, and low levels can lead to negative health consequences. Unfortunately, levels of NAD+ decline as you age.
NAD+ causes two general sets of reactions in the human body:
- It helps turn nutrients into energy, playing an essential role in metabolism.
- It works as a helper molecule for proteins, regulating other types of biological activity.
Processes like these are critical since they help with regulating circadian rhythms and oxidative stress while also maintaining DNA health.
Here's an overview of what you need to know about NAD+.
- A huge "systemic anti-aging medicine" advance is available now for supplementation in humans.
- The "next generation" form of vitamin B3 is nicotinamide riboside (NR) and supports the functions of the vitamin throughout the body by increasing NAD+ levels.
- Every cell in the body has NAD+, and it's required for efficient, safe and normal energy transfer to tissues from food.
- Newer discoveries show NAD+ is also important for quieting genes for proteins that speed up aging like those involved in fat storage and synthesis, inflammation and blood sugar management.
- Supporting levels of NAD+ with NR supplementation may extend laboratory organisms' lifespan while boosting and restoring energy levels, focus, cognition and physical performance in aging animals.
- Some individuals have reported mild to moderate side effects, such as nausea, stomach indigestion and discomfort, diarrhea, fatigue and headaches.
Consequences of NAD+ Decline
When looking at cellular energy, lower NAD+ levels decrease mitochondrial function, with fewer produced energy-rich ATP molecules and fewer produced mitochondria. This vicious cycle leads to many physical signs of aging.
The age-related reduction in NAD+ leads to defects in both gene- and energy-related functions to build up. These defects feed on each other, producing the disorders often identified as aging. The negative consequences of declined NAD+ levels include:
- Vascular inflammation, producing blood vessel damage that could lead to a heart attack or stroke.
- Brain neurodegeneration.
- Enhanced fat production and white adipose tissue deposition, the main fat storage form in harmful belly fat.
- Enhanced liver fat storage, potentially leading to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
- Loss of muscle strength, fatigue and fatty infiltration of muscles, which results in decreased fatty acid oxidation and deprives muscles of their normal energy sources.
- Insulin resistance that prevents cells from adequately eliminating glucose from the blood, producing greater levels of blood sugar and leading right to metabolic syndrome.
If you take steps to optimize how much NAD+ you have in your body, you might avoid these degenerative processes.
It may be possible to reverse age-related mitochondrial dysfunction by increasing the levels of intracellular NAD+. Significant calorie restriction is one way to accomplish this and has been shown to raise NAD+ levels and to extend lifespan in experimental organisms. However, most individuals find major calorie restriction to be challenging, if not impossible. This is where NAD+ IV treatments come in.
What Does NAD+ Do?
NAD+ can turn nutrients into cellular energy. Next, it can work with proteins for carrying out vital biological processes like:
- Mitochondrial function
- DNA repair
- Gene expression
- Maintaining chromosomal integrity
- Calcium signaling
- Epigenetic modifications
Some proteins regulating these processes are known as sirtuins. These sirtuins help regulate cell health, including cellular resistance to stressful aging and conditions. NAD+ is needed for sirtuins to function. But, NAD+ is reduced and then turned to NADH once it transports electrons. So, your body needs to synthesize NAD+ constantly. This is where the dilemma begins. As you age, your body produces less and less NAD+.
A Brief History of NAD
NAD+ has been known for more than 100 years. Back in 1906, Harden and Young initially discovered NAD+ after they found it boosted the rate of yeast fermentation. Since then, knowledge of its importance has been continually evolving. For instance, niacin, the NAD+ precursor, helps with mitigating pellagra — a deadly condition that plagued the American south in the 1900s. At the time, scientists found yeast and milk, both of which contained NAD+ precursors, eased symptoms.
Over time, scientists have found a few NAD+ precursors, including nicotinamide, nicotinic acid, nicotinamide riboside and others. These make use of the natural pathways leading to NAD+. You can think of these NAD+ precursors as various routes or transportation modes that each lead to the same destination.
NAD+ has recently become a prized molecule in scientific studies and research due to its central role in biological functions in which animal research ties NAD+ to notable benefits.
Scientists have been researching the way NAD+ relates to the benefits of overall health. For instance, a study in 2016 found worms and mice with degenerative muscles showed improvement in muscle function when NAD+ precursors were supplemented. Another study in 2017 found mice experienced a boost in DNA damage repair when supplemented with NAD+ precursor. Three-year-old mice were given the NAD+ precursor, and their tissues looked the same as the tissue from two-year-old mice.
Benefits and Uses of NAD+
Here you'll learn the different benefits and uses of NAD+.
Benefits of NAD+
NAD+ can benefit your body in many ways, from protecting muscles and brain cells to repairing DNA and enhancing your wellness overall.
1. Protecting Brain Cells
NAD+ may provide a neuroprotective effect that guards the nerves against demyelination. It might even work as a neurotransmitter where it's involved in communication between cells, both systemically and within your central nervous system.
As you age, you can experience a loss of neuron structure and function, which causes your mind to work more slowly and your clarity to become fuzzy. NAD+ therapy can help to brain restoration by increasing neurons and protecting the brain against damage and toxins. It may also improve memory, concentration and mood.
Individuals who participate in NAD+ IV therapy may see:
- Increased concentration
- Decreased cognitive decline
- Improved mood
- Better mental clarity
- Improved memory
2. Enhancing General Wellness
If you care about what you put into your body, you can have peace of mind knowing NAD+ is a naturally occurring molecule you already have inside each cell of your body. Several notable benefits might include:
- Thicker hair and nails
- Clearer skin
- Less brain fog
- Increased energy
- Generally looking and feeling younger
For instance, if you have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), you might find a boost in energy from having regular NAD+ IV therapy infusions.
3. Repairing DNA
Presently, scientists don't know why there's a reduction in DNA repairs with age. But, research suggests it may be due to the decrease in NAD+. NAD+ is a primary regulator of DNA repair protein-to-protein interactions. DNA becomes damaged in many ways, including exposure to free radicals, replication errors and spontaneous conversions.
Damages can contribute to a higher risk for cancers and aging. DNA repair is an essential factor for cancer prevention and cell survival. This is perhaps another perfect reason to increase your NAD+ levels periodically with an IV treatment.
4. Protecting Muscles and Fighting Against Aging
Vascular aging, which is due to your smallest blood vessels shriveling and dying, decreases the flow of blood to your tissues and organs. This reduced flow of blood contributes to disease. NAD+ may substantially affect your:
- Cardiovascular health and system
- Muscle wasting
- Neurological system
The two main players in the cross-talk between muscles and blood vessels are SIRT1 and NAD+. NAD+ enhances SIRT1, enabling communication between blood vessels and muscles. However, both SIRT1 and NAD+ decline as you age.
In fact, by the time you turn 60 years old, your NAD+ levels are around half of what they were when you were in your 40s. They can't interface between blood vessels and muscles as well as they once did. Muscles need a good supply of blood for them to properly function, and while exercise does slow vascular aging, there's only so much it can do. NAD+ IV therapy can increase your NAD+ levels and protect your muscles.
Uses of NAD+
NAD+ has many uses and may help with a variety of health issues, including:
- NAD+ and alcohol: Alcohol is made from sugar, whether that sugar is from potatoes, barley, grapes or molasses. Alcohol abuse affects the brain on a cellular level. For your body to process alcohol, it must first be detoxified by enzymes requiring NAD+ to function. In this process, NAD+ serves two functions — it detoxifies alcohol into sugar and helps turn that sugar into energy. In this way, NAD+ IV therapy may help you reduce alcohol cravings by replenishing drained enzymes and targeting brain restoration.
- NAD+ and carbs: When NAD+ converts into NADH, it helps convert carbs into energy since it plays an essential role in glycolysis — the cycle by which your body converts sugar into energy.
- NAD+ and fat: Energy metabolism is an essential function of NAD+. Your cells use NAD+ to convert the food and beverages you consume into the energy you require to stay healthy. NAD+ does this by turning into NADH, which helps burn proteins and fats in the cell.
- NAD+ and a sedentary lifestyle: Even if you live a sedentary lifestyle, you still need NAD+ for basic biological functions, such as breathing, sleeping and eating. NAD+ therapy can offer people who have a sedentary lifestyle realize improved energy levels.
- NAD+ and sunlight: You may already know too much sun can be a bad thing. However, one reason why this is true is because of NAD+. Your cells use NAD+ for sirtuin proteins activation and for creating the cellular energy required for responding to years of sun exposure.
- NAD+ and opiate withdrawal: While there are prescription drugs, like naltrexone, methadone and suboxone, to help with opiate withdrawal, NAD+ is a natural substance without toxic side effects. After regular treatments, NAD+ IV therapy can help individuals battling addiction beat their addiction and reduce cravings.
NAD+ IV Treatment
You can receive these treatments from IV therapy clinics and rehabilitation centers. NAD+ IV treatment typically consists of 500 mg of NAD+ often infused over two to four hours. You can work with your team to develop an individualized NAD IV therapy regime that will best suit your specific situation and lifestyle.
For your NAD+ therapy, an experienced nurse inserts an IV to infuse the NAD mixture slowly. You can feel free to relax during your IV infusion.
NAD IV treatment contains:
- IV fluids: This is an IV filled with sterile saline solution to deliver nutrients to your bloodstream, rehydrate your body and ensure complete absorption.
- NAD+: As you've learned, NAD+ is a coenzyme your body produces naturally that's linked with anti-aging. As you age, your level of NAD+ declines, but you can supplement with NAD+ to potentially improve various changes like restoring muscle function and athletic performance, restoring energy levels, improving brain regeneration and boosting mood.
You may want to add vitamins to your NAD+ therapy to enhance the benefits.
Some vitamins may include:
- B-Complex vitamins: This is a complex of eight various vitamins that perform various vital functions which may include helping your body turn food into energy, cardiovascular support, immune function and more.
- Vitamin B12: This is a B-complex vitamin linked with improving concentration, preventing memory loss and boosting energy levels.
- Glutathione Push: This highly concentrated antioxidant can detoxify your body, provide immune system support, boost energy levels, remove free radicals and improve neurodegenerative diseases.
- Vitamin C: This vitamin plays various critical roles throughout your body and helps to maintain your bones, circulatory system, muscles and immune system.
Contact Arizona IV Medics for Your IV Therapy Package
Arizona IV Medics has hundreds of five-star reviews and is backed by a group of ER doctors specialized in telemedicine. We've served thousands of individuals all over the Tucson and Phoenix area, including Scottsdale, Flagstaff and other areas.
Our services can help you find relief from the symptoms of hangovers, migraines, headaches, chronic illnesses, colds, flu, dehydration, low energy, food poisoning and more without having to leave the comfort of your home. Let our friendly staff assist you with more information on the IV packages we offer. Call us to learn more about NAD+ or to schedule an appointment.