Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide is a long name for something that is naturally occurring in your body. That's why most of us have heard about taking NAD+. But why?
NAD+ is in every cell of the human body? That' right, it's a vital part of life that declines as we age. NAD+ is classified as a coenzyme. A coenzyme is a substance that works with an enzyme to initiate or aid the function of the enzyme. So essentially NAD+ helps your body function correctly. Low level of NAD+ can result in many different health problems.
Low NAD+ levels have been linked to diabetes, heart disease, vascular dysfunction, ischemic brain injury, Alzheimer’s, and vision loss.
The benefits of NAD+ are:
Combats depression and anxiety
Increased cellular function
Repair damaged DNA
Increased glutathione levels (which neutralizes harmful substances in our body)
NAD+ acts as fuel for many key biological processes, such as:
Converting food into energy
Repairing damaged DNA
Fortifying cells’ defense systems
Setting your body’s internal clock or circadian rhythm
Supplementing NAD+ can be done through an IV infusion or by mouth. The results are usually more noticeable when using the IV route. Almost anytime a medication can bypass the digestive tract is a benefit. The levels in the body are higher quicker and results are felt sooner.
Other uses for NAD+ which are not fully understood, but have been used with success:
The only person who should avoid taking NAD+ are mothers who are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is mainly due to the lack of research of the effects of NAD+ around childbirth.
When supplementing NAD+, any excess NAD+ or its metabolites are excreted in urine. This keeps the levels safe in most people.
Call us to schedule a time to see if NAD+ supplementation is right for you. (828) 761-1710