NAD (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide)
NAD (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) is an essential and natural substrate in the energy generation process, as well as many processes controlling aging. Research shows NAD+ levels decline significantly with aging, which can be attributed to a wide array of age-associated diseases.
NAD+ is an enzyme aid that triggers cellular energy production for every living cell in your body. NAD+ primarily functions in our cell’s mitochondria, often nicknamed “the powerhouse of the cell. While the conversion of food into cellular energy by our mitochondria is important, there is a damaging by-product of this conversion called a free radical. Free radicals are damaging compounds that wreak havoc on cellular health. Typically damaging free radicals and protective antioxidants are in equilibrium within our body. Yet, when we demand a little more energy from our bodies, we kick our mitochondria into overdrive and shifts the balance of our free radicals to an unmanageable level, known as oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is at the heart of many chronic conditions. The cellular damage by free radicals leads to aging and age-related diseases since we produce less NAD as we get older and use more as we experience more stress and damage.
NAD has the remarkable ability to combat oxidative stress. NAD activates enzymes, such as sirtuin, which may repair DNA and reduce inflammation and the impacts of stress. NAD+ may also increase the production protective proteins that can reduce oxidative stress and improve mitochondrial function within the brain. This is why NAD has been studied closely lately for its promising “fountain of youth” properties.
Regularly used for:
- Chronic fatigue
- Anti-aging/age-related diseases
- Cognitive disorders
Most side effects are related to infusion being administered too rapidly which can include: chest pressure, hyper-excitable state, muscle excitability, intestinal cramps, lightheadedness, nausea.