What and Why?
Scientists have known about NAD since it was first discovered in 1906. Since then our understanding of its importance has continued to evolve. Interestingly enough, the story of NAD’s discovery begins with beer. In the mid-19th century, Louis Pasteur collaborated with French brewers to study the microscopic forces at work during the brewing process. He identified “diseases” of beer—microbes that could cause beer to spoil—as well as the important role that yeast played in the process of alcoholic fermentation.
As defined by NAD+ Clinic, NAD+ (Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) is an active coenzyme form of vitamin B3 found in all living cells. It facilitates chemical reactions involved in mitochondrial energy production, cellular regeneration, immune support, aging prevention and DNA repair. As we get older, NAD+ levels decline. Research has shown that by age 40, NAD+ levels have declined by 50%, and are further reduced to 80% by age 60. This weakens the body and creates inflammation, making it more susceptible to illness, anxiety, fatigue and cognitive decline.
NAD+ is essential to the creation of energy in the body and the regulation of pivotal cellular processes. Needless to say, it is as crucial to our bodies as oxygen. The less NAD+ we have, the more likely we are to fall victim to both chronic and acute illnesses. Here’s why it’s so important, how it was discovered, and how you can get more of it.
What are the Benefits to Adding NAD+ to My IV Infusion?
Some of the benefits of receiving NAD+ are:
- Assist with addiction recovery (alcohol, opioids nicotine)
- Improve depression
- Improve brain health and neurological function
- Improve mental clarity
- Improve brain regeneration
- Boost energy levels
- Reduce overall fatigue
- Restore muscle function and athletic performance
- Slow the aging process
- Restore the appearing of the skin and reduce wrinkles
How NAD Works
NAD is a coenzyme that powers metabolic processes and impacts a wide variety of systems including digestion, cognition and mental clarity, aging and overall energy (ATP in this case). According to Elysium Health, NAD is directly responsible for the production of ATP, an intracellular chemical that provides energy for many cellular processes. In addition to aiding mitochondrial function, NAD directly influences processes related to DNA repair, combating chemical stress, and providing a robust response to inflammation, according to an article in NADclinic.com.