Have you ever wondered if there was a way to reverse or even slow down the aging process, all while increasing energy and reducing inflammation?
So what is NAD, and what are its benefits? This blog will give you an overview of this coenzyme and how it may benefit you.
What is NAD+?
NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) is a coenzyme or molecule found in all living cells. It is responsible for helping to turn our food into energy and also helping to maintain the integrity of our DNA cells, ensuring proper cell function to protect our bodies from aging and disease. NAD+ is also responsible for regulating our sleep/wake cycles and keeping our circadian rhythm in balance.
The decline of NAD+ as we age
As we age, our levels of NAD+ decline significantly, and the aging process increases in our bodies. The reduction of NAD in our bodies as we age also plays a vital role in the function of our metabolic system.
When this reduction of NAD+ occurs, it can cause damage to our DNA and activate several proteins, including enzymes called PARPS.
The depletion of NAD+ through parps during aging may contribute to various diseases.
What are the Benefits?
NAD+ may help to protect sirtuins doing their job. Sirtuins are a class of proteins responsible for turning genes on and off.
Animal studies have shown that supporting healthy levels of NAD+ may lead to improved memory, reduced weight gain, a longer life span, and more. As mentioned above, NAD+ can do this by activating proteins called sirtuins and optimizing cell metabolism differently.
Here are some ways that NAD+ may improve your overall health:
1. Manage Weight
Many studies have concluded that NAD+ might help to increase metabolism and regulate weight in a person. They also found that more energy was found in people with regular supplementation of NAD+.
2. Improve Memory
NAD+ helps to repair DNA damage and neuronal stress. Studies have found that increased NAD+ levels may enhance memory and slow down age-related memory loss by reducing neuronal stress and activating DNA repair.
3. Promote Longevity
Increasing NAD+ production has been found to help protect cells from damage due to age. Repairing these cells and reducing the damage may lead to a longer and healthier life span.
4. Increase Strength and Endurance
NAD+ is vital in creating healthy energy output levels, which may help increase body strength and endurance. Studies found that increased NAD+ leads to longer endurance and more vigorous workouts.
How do NAD+ levels increase?
Maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle with moderate exercise may increase your NAD+ levels.
Studies have also shown that fasting and exerting mild physical stress on the body through workouts may help to increase NAD+ levels naturally.
Moving your body is one way to enhance DNA-rebuilding proteins, which keep you strong while maintaining weight.
Another way to increase NAD+ is through supplementation. We have found that doing regular IV or Intravenous Therapy. NAD+ may be a great and easy way to increase your NAD+ levels in the body. By doing regular infusions, you may be able to take advantage of the many benefits that NAD+ has to offer.
It is now more important than ever to take control of our health and do what we can to help reduce the signs and symptoms of aging.
Healthcare costs in the US continue to rise each year, leaving people and their loved ones with a significant burden. Our goal is to help patients age gracefully to enjoy their lives being happy and healthy.
If NAD+ infusions are something you’re interested in and want to learn more about, please schedule an appointment with me or my Physician Assistant. We offer IV therapy at our clinic, and one of the treatments we include is nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide.
Here’s to great health and less pain,