NAD+ At Ketamine Wellness Centers
What is NAD+?
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) is one of the most abundant and important molecules in our bodies. This essential compound not only helps convert food to energy, but it also plays a crucial role in maintaining proper cell health and function. Because of this, it can help combat some harmful effects of aging and disease.
As we get older, we lose NAD+. By the time you’re 50, you have about half the level you once had when you were 20.1 Because of its key role in maintaining cell health, a decline in NAD+ levels is thought to have a negative impact on our overall health and on age-related diseases.
Evidence suggests that NAD+ therapy also supports the creation of new cells, neuropathways, and networks in your brain. In several neurological diseases, this treatment is effective for restoring adult neurogenesis (the process by which new neurons are formed in the brain).2 This indicates that treatment may also enhance the process of healing chronic conditions of depression, PTSD, and anxiety. Many people take NAD+ for its natural health benefits, even when they are not treating emotional or mental health issues.
When taken in clinically controlled doses and settings, NAD+ may promote health in a variety of ways, including:
Increasing your natural energy stores. NAD+ is one of the keys to maintaining healthy mitochondria (our “powerhouses”) and steady energy output.3
Improving brain function. Aging is the main risk factor for many neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s, that cause cognitive impairment.4
Repairing DNA. When DNA is stressed by the environment or toxins, the damage can lead to diseases if not repaired.5
Boosting your immunity. Enzymes in our immune system consume NAD+. The level of enzymes in our immune system increases as we age, depleting existing stores in the body.6
Helping your cells communicate more efficiently.6
While mounting evidence from studies continues to uncover potential therapeutic benefits, research continues into these promising findings and their overall effectiveness.
NAD+ Therapy at Ketamine Wellness Centers
Dosage and delivery methods are vital to the effectiveness of NAD+. Treatment at Ketamine Wellness Centers delivers the compound directly into your bloodstream (intravenous or intramuscular), resulting in complete absorption and optimal efficacy. Unlike oral supplements which are not always fully absorbed, treatments at Ketamine Wellness Centers bypass your digestive system by administering an infusion.
What makes NAD+ therapy at Ketamine Wellness Centers different? Our clinically controlled setting, expertise, and experience. As with all therapies offered at KWC, our treatments are conducted under rigorous clinical supervision. Our program undergoes frequent quality assurance reviews and complies with the highest standards of care and all recommended guidelines.
NAD+ Therapy Side Effects
This treatment is viewed as a safe and effective therapy due to the naturally occurring NAD+ that exists in the body. When this treatment is dosed and monitored by a medical professional in a clinically controlled setting, the risk to the patient is extremely low.
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- Wang, S. N., Xu, T. Y., Li, W. L., & Miao, C. Y. (2016). Targeting Nicotinamide Phosphoribosyltransferase as a Potential Therapeutic Strategy to Restore Adult Neurogenesis. CNS neuroscience & therapeutics, 22(6), 431–439. https://doi.org/10.1111/cns.12539
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- Fang, E. F., Kassahun, H., Croteau, D. L., Scheibye-Knudsen, M., Marosi, K., Lu, H., Shamanna, R. A., Kalyanasundaram, S., Bollineni, R. C., Wilson, M. A., Iser, W. B., Wollman, B. N., Morevati, M., Li, J., Kerr, J. S., Lu, Q., Waltz, T. B., Tian, J., Sinclair, D. A., Mattson, M. P., … Bohr, V. A. (2016). NAD+ Replenishment Improves Lifespan and Healthspan in Ataxia Telangiectasia Models via Mitophagy and DNA Repair. Cell metabolism, 24(4), 566–581. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cmet.2016.09.004
- Grahnert, A., Grahnert, A., Klein, C., Schilling, E., Wehrhahn, J., & Hauschildt, S. (2011). Review: NAD +: a modulator of immune functions. Innate immunity, 17(2), 212–233. https://doi.org/10.1177/1753425910361989