July 03 2023 – Laurance Viljoen
NAD is the closest thing we’ve got to the fountain of youth, except this fountain comes in a saline solution… Its primary function is to help with the energy conversion process that takes place within cells. It also works hard to repair damaged cells & reverse the effects of oxidative stress and plays an important role in anti-aging (We’re not talking about frown lines - there’s botox for that.) NAD is needed for healthy brain function, energy production and DNA repair.
NAD stands for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide. It is a coenzyme found in all living cells. This powerful molecule has a lot of potential and is often called a “helper molecule” because it binds to other enzymes in the body to activate them and generate molecular reactions. It also plays a role in sirtuin activity. Which basically brings back the balance (homeostasis) in those cells who have gone rogue.
NAD’s primary function is to repair damaged cells & reverse the effects of oxidative stress. NAD is involved in over 500 chemical reactions in our body. The levels of NAD that naturally occur in the body decline with age - NAD IV treatments supplement this gradual decline and delivers this powerful coenzyme directly into your bloodstream, making it available to your cells for immediate use. During a session of NAD+ therapy, a high dose of this coenzyme compound is slowly delivered into your bloodstream through an intravenous (IV) drip. This method of NAD+ infusion allows the substance to bypass your stomach, where NAD+ molecules are broken down and instead travel directly to the tissues of your body. Infusing your body with NAD+ via an IV drip is the only way to ensure that you get 100% (in the absence of rare genetic transport disease difficulties) bioavailability from the molecule. This means that your body will absorb the highest possible supplemental coenzymes and convert them into molecular energy. This is a holistic, all-natural way to help your body fight against aging and illness.
Patients often describe feeling like a mental fog has been lifted after undergoing NAD+ therapy. This overall improvement in mental sharpness helps patients feel better day to day. One of the most noticeable side effects of ageing is a decline in cognitive function.
A simple NAD+ IV infusion can help activate your brain’s neuron function by helping cells regenerate and protect them against damage. This results in increased mental cognition, including mental clarity, higher concentration, and enhanced memory function. This overall boost in brain function can also help patients overcome other types of mental struggles. IV therapy can help you battle against common conditions like anxiety and mood disorders.
Boost Your Energy Levels and Metabolism:
Whether you’re fighting chronic fatigue due to illness or just feeling the effects of our fast paced environment, NAD can make you feel more energetic and put the spring back in your step. Besides improving your overall energy, NAD+ also contributes to a healthy metabolism. A smoothly-functioning metabolism is an important part of dealing with weight management and blood sugar issues.
Other Benefits of NAD IV Treatments:
This powerful molecule can reduce inflammation and help your body recover faster from an injury. The coenzyme also assists in the activation of poly ADP-ribose polymerases (PARPS) to repair damaged DNA inside your body.
Who Is a Good Candidate for NAD+ IV Therapy?
Anyone who suffers from reduced energy levels, feels sluggish and fatigued, or feels like their mind is continuously foggy can be a great candidate for this type of IV treatment.
People who suffer from certain age-related illnesses or chronic conditions are also excellent candidates, however, these infusions can also be beneficial for healthy individuals. It’s often recommended for athletes who want to enhance their performance and endurance and speed up their recovery times after intense exercise or an injury.
Duration: 2 - 4 hours
Preparation: Make sure you have something to eat before your appointment. Patients may feel nauseous if you let the drip run in too fast, so take your time & bring a book or your laptop.
Cost: Neuro-Regenerative NAD (NAD 500mg with added amino acids for Neuro regeneration) can cost anything between R1600 – R2000 per session. Session intervals depend on the individual's pathology or overall health goal.
Are You Ready to Jumpstart Your Body?
You don’t have to wait until you start experiencing age-related issues or illnesses to use NAD+ therapy to your advantage. IV supplementation may help delay the aging process and lower the risk of certain medical conditions in healthy individuals.
LifeLAB Medical Practice can help with NAD+ IV therapy sessions - Whether you’re interested in anti-aging solutions, battling a chronic condition, need to improve your mental clarity or want to improve your performance! Our NAD+ infusions are compounded by a registered international compounding pharmacy and administered by doctors. If your practitioner should find other problems during your first consultation you might have to undergo additional tests to confirm your current state of health, because at the end of the day you are not simply a Drip client, but our patient.