Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) is a coenzyme that is important for metabolism and ATP energy production in the mitochondria of our cells, providing the cell with the ability to carry out its functions. NAD+ impacts a wide variety of systems, including digestion, cognition, and mental acuity, aging, and overall energy levels. Unfortunately, as we age, our body’s NAD+ levels naturally decrease. Levels are at their highest in newborns and decrease to roughly half that by the age of 50. These lowering levels can make you more susceptible to signs of aging and age-related illnesses.
Low levels of NAD+ can lead to issues such as obesity, high blood pressure, cognitive impairment, low energy, and many age-related diseases. Maintaining proper NAD+ levels will allow you to feel younger, longer.
The medical team at Renew Health & Wellness will take the time to thoroughly assess your overall health and symptoms and will recommend a protocol unique to each individual. Most patients receive 200mg NAD+ injections weekly.
There are oral, nasal, and topical supplements of NAD+. However, NAD+ is a sensitive coenzyme and quickly degrades. Therefore, it is doubtful that oral supplementation could maintain the potency of NAD+ to result in actual increased NAD+ levels within the body. Some clinics may offer IV administration. These IVs must be given very slowly over about four to six hours. It takes about 15-20 IVs to achieve a therapeutic dose. Therefore, NAD+ IVs are not commonly done. The most effective NAD+ supplementation is easily done by administering NAD+ injections. They are typically given weekly. It is a simple intramuscular injection. The injection process is similar to a B12 shot; however, your first visit will take approximately 20-25 minutes as you will be asked to stay 10-15 minutes after.