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NAD, or nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, is a naturally occurring niacin enzyme that helps cells in our bodies produce energy. It does so by converting the energy we get from food into cellular energy. Administering lab-produced NAD will boost the levels of the chemical in someone’s body, but they will need to be administered regularly to sustain that level.

How do I know if NAD is something I need?

Are you tired a lot of the time? Do you feel like you never get enough sleep? Do you want to increase your metabolism? Or improve your cardiovascular health? These are all good reasons to check it out. Do you work in a high energy, high stress position, or does your livelihood depend on your mental focus and performance? People with post traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, CTE, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, or dementia will also find NAD therapy useful as well as people trying to detox from alcohol and drugs. The reason being is that all these kinds of people have lower than normal levels of NAD in their body due to their conditions. People with low levels of NAD can actually be more likely to develop and addition or similar disorders.

How is a NAD IV drip administered?

In NAD Therapy, the co-enzyme is placed in an IV and slowly dripped into the blood stream. This allows it to bypass the stomach, where it would normally break down, and travel directly to the brain. This provides you with a boost of energy, enhanced mood and awareness. This is because the energy you get is now from your own natural sources, not other substances. It has also been claimed to slow the aging process. These benefits have opened the door for clinics to use it as a luxury, like a spa treatment. The drip is given over 4 to 6 hours. This is a big time commitment in our busy world, which is why we offer you the option to have the drip administered in your office, so you can keep working during this time. 

So what will I be feeling after taking a NAD drip?

You can feel a nice energy and mood boost shortly after getting it. If you’re tired all the time like me, you’ll feel the way you always wanted to feel; like you have the ability to take on all the projects that you didn’t have the time or motivation to do. If you’ve got an important presentation coming up, this will help you nail it. In sales, I’ve noticed, people can always tell when you are low energy or just aren’t feeling it. It’s subconscious but, people get the feeling like you won’t be able to take care of this project for them or that you don’t have the motivation. That may not be true, but image is everything in sales. You need to project confidence and positivity to earn someone’s business. This infusion therapy will help you do that.

That may be good and all but how does NAD help Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s?

Alzheimer’s is characterized by the death of brain cells. The disease is associated with abnormal accumulation of two proteins in the brain: beta amyloid and tau. These proteins form clumps that cause brain cell dysfunction. In addition to harmful protein accumulation, Alzheimer’s is associated with dysfunctional mitochondria in brain cells. Mitochondria are structures in the cell that produce its energy. Without functional mitochondria, a cell will die. NAD directly affects mitochondria. If there are low levels of it, then your brain cells won’t function properly. If you get a NAD infusion, it can help increase the functionality of your brain cells. It’s simple really. NAD might also be able to help protect mitochondria by activating their response to stress, allowing them to defend themselves better against the effects of Alzheimer’s. While NAD therapy has shown promise as an Alzheimer’s treatment, the research it is still in its very early stages.

Parkinson’s works in a similar way. It was shown recently that defective mitochondria are responsible for the death of neurons in the part of the brain particularly affected in Parkinson’s disease. Again, if the mitochondria are damaged, then they will have lower levels of NAD. So, by helping the mitochondria, you may be able to prevent or diminish the effects of Parkinson’s.

How does NAD IV therapy work for addiction?

Basically, using drugs and alcohol will deplete the body’s natural stores of NAD. Because of this, the brain doesn’t receive the same energy it normally would get from breaking down food. NAD Therapy floods the brain with NAD to replenish its stores. This process can also flush out all of the drugs that are still in your system, which curbs the cravings for alcohol and opioids. This in turn, makes recovery much easier physically and mentally, so you’ll feel better quicker. It is recommended that you get NAD infusions every couple of months to keep your levels normal.

What are the side effects of taking NAD?

If the infusion is going too fast for your body to tolerate, you can experience nasal congestion, stomach cramping, tingling in your arms, and heaviness in your chest. Symptoms can be instantly stopped by slowing the rate of infusion. Otherwise you will have an increased metabolism so you might sweat a little bit afterwards. Other than that, there aren’t really any other side effects.

Should I visit Elite Medical Aesthetics to try it?

Elite Medical Aesthetics ensures your safety and comfort during all of our treatments. They also have nutrient IV therapy that provides other benefits, as well as, things like chelation therapy, B12 and Lipo-B injections, testosterone replacement, laser treatments, skin rejuvenation, and more! Maybe if NAD therapy isn’t what you’re looking for, chances are you’ll find something more suited to your needs. But you should give them a call and find out. You could start feeling better today.

-Information courtesy of Jake Muller and Liquivida Lounge

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