By Dr. Wally Taylor of Forum Health Austin.
Is NAD+ the key to mitochondrial function, longevity, and peak athletic performance?
Having low energy affects nearly every area of your life and has long-lasting effects on your body. Feeling tired all the time is not normal. Fatigue, tiredness, the inability to recover after physical activity or sleep, all indicate that there is something off in your body.
Where does energy come from?
Energy is produced in the mitochondria located within your cells. When your mitochondria is functioning optimally, it is pumping out lots of your primary energy molecule, called ATP.
As you age, experience illness, come into contact with toxins, and even through every-day stress the cells in your body become deprived of oxygen, which affects the mitochondria and its ability to produce adequate amounts of ATP.
Without a way to restore this critical process, your fatigue and low energy may become chronic and lead to other illnesses or health concerns,
What is NAD+ and why do we need it?
Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide, usually shortened to NAD+, is a coenzyme located in your cells that helps turn nutrients into energy and aids the metabolic process by regulating cell functions.
NAD+ levels begin to decline with age especially, but can also be reduced in people suffering from illness, addiction, chronic stress, and more. This is especially detrimental, because when cells are not able to perform the essential functions, DNA becomes damaged leading to more serious health concerns.
Can NAD+ be used to improve mitochondrial function?
IV infusions of NAD+ are gaining popularity, especially among athletes, due to the observed mitochondria ATP production that follows. It has shown improvements in endurance, strength, stamina, and athletic performance.
NAD+ IVs have been administered safely for many years and recent trials have demonstrated its effectiveness. Combining higher doses of NAD+ with a multivitamin IV containing B vitamins, vitamin C, amino acids, and vital minerals may enhance the NAD+ transportation into the mitochondria and deliver many vitamins and minerals necessary for healthy cellular and mitochondrial function.
Receiving larger doses of NAD+ in this way improves the NAD+/NADH ratio and boosts mitochondrial oxygen utilization significantly.
Individuals receiving this combination of NAD+ and IV multivitamins have reported:
- Increased Energy
- Increased Strength
- Increased Mental Clarity
- Increased Endurance
- Increased Potency
- Improved Mood.
Studies of NAD+ have shown that NAD+ protects DNA and has anti-aging effects including increased numbers of circulating stem cells.
A series of IV infusions of NAD+ and multivitamins may provide advantages over a single infusion, especially initially. After an initial series, maintenance treatments every several weeks may help to maintain the beneficial effects.
Additionally, when administered in high dosages, NAD+ has been shown to eliminate cravings and reverse addiction to opiates, alcohol, and other substances.
IV Therapy for Energy, Immunity and More!
Treatments with combinations of vitamins and other nutrients by the intravenous or IV route of administration are gaining in use throughout the country, with many different vitamins and nutrients being used in this setting.
Additionally, it’s been shown that the IV route of nutrient administration offers some distinct advantages over diet and even oral vitamin and nutrient supplementation. Since the bloodstream carries your nutrients to your cells, there is no more direct or complete way to deliver these nutrients than by direct IV infusion.
Ask your Forum Health provider about the IV therapies available at your local clinic! To find a location near you, call (855) 976-5578.