The Importance of NAD

What is NAD+ ?

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) is a coenzyme present in most cells in your body. The compound is a dinucleotide, because it consists of two nucleotides joined through their phosphate groups. One nucleotide contains an adenine base and the other nicotinamide (Vitamin B3).  Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide exists in two forms: an oxidized and reduced form abbreviated as NAD+ and NADH respectively. The ratio of these two forms are important and are a dynamic process.

NAD+’s main purpose is to covert nutrients into cellular energy, which is essential for health and functioning. NAD+ is the fuel for all metabolic reactions, similar to gas in your car. Without NAD+, your cells won’t be able to metabolize carbohydrates, fats and amino acids which create ATP (cellular energy). NAD+ also plays a significant role in gene expression linked to age-related diseases. With age, NAD+ levels steadily decrease and research suggests that an increase in NAD+ can help with age-associated diseases by protects tissue, inducing DNA repair, increasing brain functionality and lengthen life-span. NAD+ can help people detoxify from addictive substances, such as Opioids, alcohol, stimulants and Benzodiazepines, as well as reduce Anxiety, Depression, stress intolerance AND MUCH MORE.

When NAD+ levels decline, energy transfer in cells breaks down, leading to mitochondrial dysfunction and that results in many of the physical symptoms of aging. Cells relay on NAD+ to carry out hundreds of metabolic functions, including a vast array of processes ranging from energy creation to maintaining healthy DNA. Therefore, the recent attention on NAD+ and on how it can improve health span and longevity is well deserved.

NAD+ was originally described more than 100 years ago by Sir Arthur Harden but not, until the past few years, has it become a profound discovery in how to prevent and protect against aging. In the past, researchers hadn’t figured out how to get NAD+ as a molecule absorbed properly into our bodies because studies indicated that ingested NAD+ was hydrolyzed in the small intestine by brush border cells and it was negatively affected by food processing and cooking, therefore administration of NAD+ has been notoriously ineffective. With the addition of new liposomal, subcutaneous, and intravenous preparations, this is all changing and revolutionizing cellular changes.

It is a good idea to increase Niacin-rich foods in your diet, which are eggs, fish, dairy, whole grains, meat, and some vegetables.

NAD+ levels decline with age, with a reduction of as much as 50% between ages 20 years and 50 years!! By the age of 80, NAD+ levels drop to about 15% of what they were in youth.

Is your brain foggy and your thinking is slower than it used to be? Cognitive decline is a trademark symptom of aging!

Reverse Age by Replenishing NAD+.

Highlights on NAD+ function:

  • Improves Mitochondrial function = ENERGY Improves Neurodegenerative disease improves Insomnia by regulating Circadian Rhythm, especially the Deep Sleep cycle
  • Reduces Inflammation
  • Supports DNA Repair, Cell division, and signaling
  • Fixes “leaky gut” by improving tight junctions
  • Improves Addiction by reducing cravings, and depression, and boosting energy levels associated with detoxing from alcohol & opiate withdrawal
  • Reduces Anxiety & Stress Disorder
  • Reduces Depression, PTSD
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Reduces Chronic Pain (A 2014 study on mice found that administering NAD+ intravenously helped reduce pain up to 2 days after the last injection)
  • Improved balance
  • Increases Endurance and strength increased Concentration, Memory, Mental Clarity, Focus
  • Profound impact on these organ systems

How can I boost my own NAD+ levels?

You can boost your own NAD through regular exercise, calorie restriction, and fasting, but if you are older than 50 years, you will likely need additional daily NAD+ boosters and support.

We are recommending 100mg once a week

Series of 4 NAD+ Subcutaneous injections:  $300 Best to do in succession or once per week.

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