Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD+), a form of Vitamin B3, is a metabolic co-enzyme found in all living cells with more than 100 functions in the human body. It plays a key role in cellular metabolism and is tasked with the important job of structuring, repairing, and remodeling every cell in the body. This includes combatting chemical stress, environmental toxins, inflammation, DNA damage, and repairing failing mitochondria (the powerhouse of our cells).
NAD levels decline steadily with age eventually creating an energy deficit that decreases the body’s ability to retain the desired youthful state. NAD Deficiency is further accelerated by various lifestyle choices and environmental exposures such as; stress, inflammation, diet, alcohol and both illicit and prescription drug use.
NAD deficiency has a direct correlation with chronic illness. When NAD levels decline, it results in a decrease in cellular energy, which can also be described as “mitochondrial dysfunction” – a condition that is implicated in most chronic illnesses, including diabetes, autoimmune disorders, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis and many more. The brain is one of the most impacted organs from NAD deficiency. NAD directly influences the supply of neurotransmitters that are necessary for maximizing cognitive functioning as well as managing acute and chronic stress on the brain.
Restoring NAD levels can help aid in cellular energy improving innate immune response, offering a possible way to undo mitochondrial damage and reducing the risk of chronic illness. NAD therapy has been studied since the early 1920’s and there are now improved biological techniques for measuring mitochondrial function. Researchers have identified more than a hundred diseases with a major mitochondrial component.
Scientists believe that mitochondrial disfunction will continue to impact all disease and plays a central role in society’s declining health, despite the advances in healthcare technology. With the increased emotional and physical stress, it is believed that the majority of the population has a degree of mitochondrial impairment that causes a cascading effect of inflammation and disease development.
Common Conditions Associated with NAD Deficiency:
Acute and chronic pain
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Substance Use disorder
Spectrum disorders including Rhett and Autism
NAD restoration may contribute to the following health benefits:
DNA repair and protection
Exercise performance and stamina
Brain performance: cognition and memory
Disease prevention of chronic illnesses including; neurodegenerative and autoimmune.
Studies have shown that NAD switches “off” the genes of aging, helps to extend life span, increases endurance, improves cognitive function, and enhances cellular energy. These benefits add up to a system-wide slowing and reversal of certain aging processes as well as prevent disease. NAD’s ability to reduce inflammation, increase DNA repair and improve energy makes it just as essential as hormone replacement to improve longevity.
For those with chronic disease or fatigue, NAD+ Advanced Therapy provides a dosing schedule to help boost patients along on their journey to wellness!
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Allergies to Vitamin B3
NAD+ 1000mg vial after reconstitution
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