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NAD+ : The Fountain of Youth?

Stories of the Fountain of Youth have been around for centuries. While we may never discover the whereabouts of the legendary spring, scientists may have come close with the discovery of NAD+.

NAD+ was first discovered in 1906 and recognized in 1929 when two scientists won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. To date, our understanding of NAD’s benefits has continued to evolve. Just recently, researchers discovered more about how the critical coenzyme works at the cellular level and are now hailing NAD+ as the next “Fountain of Youth.”

What is NAD+ and What Does It Do?

NAD+ stands for nicotinamide adenosine dinucleotide. It is an essential molecule found in every cell of the human body. NAD is the human body’s equivalent of the oil in your car that keeps engines running smoothly. It is responsible for turning food or glucose into energy. This plays a role in many different systems throughout your body, including maintaining muscle tone and function, encouraging healthy cell growth, counteracting tissue damage, and reversing damage to your mitochondria. 

At the cellular level, NAD+ supports DNA damage repair, energy production and metabolism, intracellular calcium signaling, epigenetically modulated gene expression, and immunological functions. Not to mention, NAD+ repairs and lengthens telomeres, the protective caps at the end of your DNA, which slows the aging process.

molecular structure of NAD+

Slow the Aging Process with NAD+

Aging results from a variety of cellular damage caused by oxidative stress. Common stressors such as sleep deprivation, overtraining, sun exposure, alcohol consumption, chronic illness and poor diet all affect our cellular health. Over time, high oxidative stress levels lead to a decrease in physical and mental capacity, growing risk of illness, and irreversible aging.

NAD+ promotes cellular defense, resilience as well as repair by acting as a catalyst. It is a coenzyme that works with other enzymes to carry out many other reactions and processes. Most importantly, it helps power the mitochondria, the “powerhouse” of the cell. Essentially, NAD+ is kickstarting your “cellular engines.”

But, as NAD+ levels begin to drop, cells become sluggish and oxidative stress starts to take a toll. As a result, aging processes start to increase.

NAD+ is essential, but we don’t have an endless supply. As we age, our cells endure many oxidative stressors and as a result, NAD+ levels decrease significantly. NAD+ declines up to 50% between the ages of 40 and 60. Fortunately, NAD infusions and supplements help curb the mental and physical declines associated with aging.

What are Different Ways to Boost NAD+?

You get trace amounts of NAD+ from foods that are rich in vitamin B3, Nicotinamide riboside and NAD+ like milk, yeast and green vegetables. In addition, you can also boost NAD+ levels with supplementation like NAD IV therapy, which makes NAD+ immediately available for use by your cells.

During NAD+ IV therapy, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide and saline are administered intravenously and the high dose of the NAD+ compound is infused into the bloodstream. The saline solution simultaneously flushes out toxins and free radicals all while rehydrating your body. You can not only boost cellular health and regeneration, you can detoxify your body at the same time.

Benefits of IV NAD+

Infusing NAD+ into the bloodstream with IV NAD therapy can help curb the mental and physical declines associated with aging. Unlike orally ingested vitamins which must pass through the entire digestive system before getting absorbed, NAD IV infusions ensure complete absorption.

NAD infusions help people feel less fatigued and more alert—NAD is a natural “biohack” that does wonders for our DNA, bodies, and minds.

As a naturally-occurring coenzyme, NAD…

  • Improves health and lifespan
  • Resets the body’s natural circadian rhythms and internal clock
  • Repairs damaged cells
  • Protects brain cells
  • Reduces pain
  • Increases metabolism
  • Elevates mood
  • Enhances memory and concentration
  • Has anti-aging effects

A recent study demonstrated that regular NAD+ infusions can manipulate the amount of NAD+ in the body. In the study, regular NAD+ infusions in 120 adult participants, ages 60-80, increased their NAD+ levels by over 40% in eight weeks. Scientists were able to maintain these increased NAD+ levels for 60 consecutive days. The study found that not only could regular NAD+ infusions increase levels of the coenzyme, but the regular infusions could also slow the effects of aging.

Neuro Wellness Spa is excited to offer NAD+ infusions. Visit our experienced clinical team at our Manhattan Beach location today to experience an NAD+ infusion firsthand.

To learn more about NAD+ IV therapy, or to schedule a consultation, contact us with our online form or give us a call at (877) 847-3984.

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