NEURO WELLNESS SPA

WHAT IS NAD+?

Learn how IV Nutrition with our NAD+ formula can improve your life.

NEURO WELLNESS SPA

WHAT IS NAD+?

Learn how IV Nutrition with our NAD+ formula can improve your life.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF NAD

Discovered in 1906, Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD) is a coenzyme found in each of our living cells. It has two forms: NAD+ and NADH. Simply put, NADH is a coenzyme “occupied” with electrons, and NAD+ is a coenzyme “ready and willing” to be put to use. Picture a taxicab with its light on, ready to serve (NAD+), or a taxicab with its light out (NADH). We have only scratched the surface in understanding the role of NAD+ in our bodies. We do know, however, about two of the major roles it plays in our bodies.

 
NAD+ is the cornerstone to maintaining healthy internal organs and a healthy neurological system.  Many people eat healthily and exercise regularly.  Others may not find the time to do either.  Regardless of where you fall between these two spectrums, flooding your body with NAD+ can “bio-hack” your body into functioning better on a molecular level, and possibly safeguard you from future maladies. 

A BRIEF HISTORY OF NAD

Discovered in 1906, Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD) is a coenzyme found in each of our living cells. It has two forms: NAD+ and NADH. Simply put, NADH is a coenzyme “occupied” with electrons, and NAD+ is a coenzyme “ready and willing” to be put to use. Picture a taxicab with its light on, ready to serve (NAD+), or a taxicab with its light out (NADH). We have only scratched the surface in understanding the role of NAD+ in our bodies. We do know, however, about two of the major roles it plays in our bodies.
 
NAD+ is the cornerstone to maintaining healthy internal organs and a healthy neurological system.  Many people eat healthily and exercise regularly.  Others may not find the time to do either.  Regardless of where you fall between these two spectrums, flooding your body with NAD+ can “bio-hack” your body into functioning better on a molecular level, and possibly safeguard you from future maladies. 

WHAT DOES NAD+ DO?

First, it turns nutrients into ATP (the energy currency of each cell).  Second, it works with proteins to carry out essential biological processes such as:

 

  • DNA repair
  • Mitochondrial function
  • Maintaining chromosomal integrity
  • Gene expression
  • Epigenetic modifications
  • Posttranslational modifications
  • Calcium signaling

 

Some of the proteins that regulate these processes are called ‘sirtuins’ which regulate cell health, including cellular resistance to stressful conditions and aging.  Sirtuins require NAD+ to function. However, NAD+ is reduced and converted to NADH once it transports electrons. Thus, our bodies need to continually synthesize NAD+.  Herein lies the dilemma.  Our bodies produce less and less NAD+ as we age.

WHAT DOES NAD+ DO?

First, it turns nutrients into ATP (the energy currency of each cell).  Second, it works with proteins to carry out essential biological processes such as:

 

  • DNA repair
  • Mitochondrial function
  • Maintaining chromosomal integrity
  • Gene expression
  • Epigenetic modifications
  • Posttranslational modifications
  • Calcium signaling

 

Some of the proteins that regulate these processes are called ‘sirtuins’ which regulate cell health, including cellular resistance to stressful conditions and aging.  Sirtuins require NAD+ to function. However, NAD+ is reduced and converted to NADH once it transports electrons. Thus, our bodies need to continually synthesize NAD+.  Herein lies the dilemma.  Our bodies produce less and less NAD+ as we age.

WAYS TO ABSORB NAD+

To receive NAD+ into your body efficiently, an IV infusion is recommended to provide you with 100% bioavailability. There are NAD oral supplements available. However, it is very difficult to absorb NAD+ across the gastrointestinal track. Ongoing research seeks to make progress in this area. There are a few other ways to promote your body’s production of its own NAD+. Niagen, nicotinamide riboside, and nicotinic acid (vitamin B3) are precursors to NAD+, meaning if you take one of these existing oral supplements, they can be absorbed and converted, ultimately producing NAD+. However, there are risks involved with taking too much of any of these supplements. At this time, the safest and most efficient method of increasing your NAD+ is by IV infusion.

NAD+ STATISTICS

Scientists suggest that declining levels of NAD+ are associated with signs of aging and age related illnesses. Researchers suspect that restoring NAD+ levels has major health benefits, and preclinical research supports this idea. After ample animal studies with remarkable results, a recent study involving 120 healthy adults between the ages of 60-80 proved NAD+ levels could be increased with sustained results over an eight-week period. After 30 days, NAD+ were increased by an average of 40% over baseline, and this increase was sustained at 60 days. Participants who took twice the recommended dose increased their levels by 90% over baseline after 30 days and 55% at 60 days. There were no adverse events.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF NAD+?

GENERAL WELLNESS

As a breakthrough B vitamin coenzyme, the benefits of NAD+ are innumerable. Those concerned with what they are putting into their bodies can rest assured knowing NAD+ is a naturally occurring molecule already present within every cell of the body. Some of the more obvious benefits may include clearer skin, thicker nails and hair, increased energy, less brain fog, and generally feeling and looking younger. Neuro Wellness Spa particularly appreciates the infusion’s potential to restore and enhance the brain’s neural pathways.

DNA REPAIR

Currently, scientists do not know why DNA repairs decline with age. However, research is leading more and more to suspect it is, at least in part, due to the decrease in NAD+ overtime. NAD is a key regulator of protein-to-protein interactions in DNA repair. There are many ways in which DNA is damaged such as spontaneous conversions, replication errors, exposure to free radicals, etc. Damages contribute to aging and a higher risk for cancers. DNA repair is the most important factor for cell survival and cancer prevention. Yet another great reason to periodically flood your body with NAD+.

PROTECTS BRAIN CELLS

NAD+ actually offers a neuro-protective effect, guarding the nerves from demyelination. It may even act itself as a neurotransmitter (involved in cell-to-cell communication) not only within the central nervous system, but also systemically. It also works to improve concentration, memory, and mood.

ANTI-AGING AND MUSCLE PROTECTION

Dr. David Sinclair, professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, has been researching NAD+ in connection with vascular aging for many years. Vascular aging, the result of our tiniest blood vessels withering and dying, reduces blood flow to our organs and tissues. This decreased blood flow contributes to disease. Dr. Sinclair has found NAD+ significantly impacts the cardiovascular system, neurological system, muscle wasting, frailty, and aging. He explains: “The two key players in the cross talk between blood vessels and muscles are a molecule called NAD+ and a protein called SIRT1. NAD+ boosts the SIRT1, which in turn, enables the conversation between muscles and blood vessels. But both NAD and SIRT1 decline as we age. They can no longer perform their role as the interface between the muscles and blood vessels.” Muscles rely on a robust supply of blood for their function, and, while it’s true exercise slows vascular aging, it can only do so much.

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