NAD IV therapy is an exciting vitamin treatment that can drastically improve your health and wellness. This is an all-natural and holistic treatment, and it works so well because it doesn’t simply mask symptoms. Instead, it actually spurs your body to release its own agents of regeneration and healing. At Orchidia Medical Group in Naples, FL, we offer this safe and non-toxic treatment to help you recover your health.
NAD therapy is short for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, which is a derivative of vitamin B3 and a crucial amino acid. It functions as a coenzyme, which is simply a type of molecule that the body uses as a “messenger.” A coenzyme connects other enzymes so they can do their jobs better and faster, facilitating their interactions.
What Are the Benefits of NAD IV Treatment?
General Wellness and Energy
NAD is a crucial molecule and facilitator in the body, and it’s used by nearly every bodily process. When we have enough of it, we enjoy better focus and concentration, improved mood, better memory, and overall increased energy. It’s also essential for healing, eyesight, hearing, and more. Ultimately, the effects are different for each person because each person has different needs. Your age, diet, and the specifics of your lifestyle will all affect how your body responds precisely, but there are general wellness benefits for everyone.
The more immediate and obvious effects generally include clearer skin, thicker nails, and healthier hair. Most people also quickly notice they are sleeping better, feeling more energetic and alert, and finding it easier to concentrate. These effects go a long way to helping you look younger, too.
As we age, our blood vessels age, too, and that causes blood flow to the organs and other tissues to slow. This slowing isn’t dramatic, but it is enough to contribute to muscle wasting and general frailty, which speeds up the natural effects of aging.
All our tissues rely on a robust blood supply, but that’s even more true for our muscles. Exercise is key, of course, as is adequate protein intake, but NAD therapy can help repair vascular tissues and allow for quicker muscular regeneration.
Our DNA is constantly being “unraveled” so our body can read it, perform its instructions, and then replicate it. Every time this happens, however, our DNA can be damaged, and this damage can be accelerated by both personal genetic factors and factors in our environment. As we get older, our ability to repair our DNA declines. NAD is an essential player in healthy DNA repair.
The hardest part of recovering from addiction can be dealing with the cravings. NAD has been shown to reduce these cravings, supporting the brain and body as they naturally detoxify and flush out stored drugs from organs and other tissues.
A study done at Harvard found that NAD therapy has an 87% success rate in alcohol and drug detoxification. While other addiction therapies work by simply substituting one drug for another one–albeit a safer and less addictive one–NAD actually supports the brain as it repairs itself and actually eliminates cravings and anxiety.
Protection for Brain Cells
All the key nerves in our brain, eyes, and spinal cord are covered with a protective sheath. When that sheath is damaged, the nerve impulses can slow down, stop, or send false signals. This can cause all kinds of neurological issues, but NAD has a protective effect on these sheaths.
Not only can NAD help you focus and concentrate by facilitating molecular processes in the body today, but it can also slow down future neurological degeneration.
One of the reasons we can see and feel the effects of aging is that our cells become less efficient at doing their jobs as we get older. This leads to all kinds of issues that affect our skin and hair, our brain, our digestion, our muscles, and more.
One reason this happens is that our bodies have less NAD, and research has shown that NAD can help protect these processes and the DNA involved in controlling them. Some studies have suggested that NAD may even one day be a factor in reversing aging processes entirely, but for now, it’s a least a way to help slow that process down.
Safe Pain Management
Chronic pain is hard to live with, and after a while, the brain becomes used to perceiving that pain as “normal.” This can interfere with the way pain receptors work over time and can even make some people more sensitive to pain.
NAD helps to modulate pain receptors and their neurotransmitters and is frequently used as a way to manage pain without any of the dangers associated with addictive painkillers.
What’s the Science Behind NAD IV Therapy?
NAD is found in every cell in the body. It’s an essential building block of life and crucial to all bodily processes. NAD is used by virtually every chemical process and is more foundational to our bodily processes than any other molecule derived from a vitamin. The younger we are, the more of it we tend to have naturally in our bodies, but as we age, we tend to have less and less NAD.
NAD therapy doesn’t introduce a synthetic chemical or medication into your body. Instead, it gives you back the levels of NAD you had naturally when you were younger, supercharging your body’s own regenerative and healing processes. This causes restoration at the cellular level, which translates into an enhanced function at every level. NAD also facilitates the use of oxygen molecules by the body, and this further enhances your overall health and wellness.
With extra NAD facilitating chemical processes, your body will be able to restore cells that have been damaged, repair DNA that has been worn down, and better protect nerves and other vital components of molecular processes. The NAD therapy is really just giving your body the tools it needs to do the work it already knows how to do, but do them more quickly and more powerfully.
Why IV Therapy?
We’re so used to taking pills that it’s natural to wonder if it wouldn’t be easier to simply take an NAD pill. Why go through the process of getting IV therapy at all? Unfortunately, whenever you take any kind of vitamin, supplement, or medication via a pill, the pill has to go through your digestive system. There are a lot of factors at work in the digestive system, and its overall health and the state of your gut biome, as well as what you may have eaten or drunk prior to taking a pill, all dictate how well you absorb it.
There’s worse news: even under ideal circumstances, NAD simply isn’t absorbed very effectively through the digestive system. That’s why we offer NAD IV therapy. With an IV, the nutrients are delivered directly into your bloodstream. They bypass the digestive system entirely, and so every bit is absorbed and used by the body.
Once your body absorbs it, the NAD gets right to work repairing cells throughout the body, including in the brain, allowing you to “hack” your body into functioning better at the molecular level.
What Is a Treatment Like?
This is a painless and even relaxing treatment that’s not much different from a traditional medical IV: except that you’ll be receiving treatment in our comfortable spa-like setting! Each therapy session takes around 90 minutes, as we encourage you to relax and give your body time to absorb the NAD.
After your initial consultation, where we’ll find out more about your unique health concerns and history, we’ll attach the IV line to the NAD drip, which will go into your arm. At that point, you’re free to do whatever makes you most relaxed: watch a movie, listen to music or a podcast, read, or even take a nap.
Once the treatment is over, all you’ll need will be a small bandage to cover the site of the injection. As soon as any bleeding has stopped, you can remove this. There’s no downtime, no recovery period, and it’s all done on an outpatient basis. As soon as your therapy is over, you can return to work, family, and all your regular routine.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The number of treatments you’ll need will depend on your unique physical needs, the condition or conditions you want to be treated, and the plan we come up with you after a consultation. Many people will notice the positive effects of their treatment after the very first session, but most people will see the best results after a series of treatments.
If you’re looking for a quick boost for energy, wellness, and concentration, you’ll notice results very quickly. If you’re treating chronic pain or withdrawal symptoms, or if you want to slow down the aging process in the long term, you will see the best results after six sessions or more. On average, most people get treatment for three to fourteen days. We’ll work with you to decide the best therapy course for you, your goals, and your physical condition.
Is This a Proven Therapy?
We’ve already talked about the benefits of IV therapy over pills, but comprehensive studies have shown that even in pill form, NAD supplements can increase body levels of NAD nearly threefold.
NAD IV therapy is an even more efficient and direct delivery method. The improved bioavailability of IV delivery means you experience more of the therapeutic benefits: the NAD bypasses the digestive system and is immediately absorbed into the bloodstream.
How Do I Get Started?
Your body wants to heal itself. It wants to rejuvenate its own cells, protect the sheath that covers its nerves, stay out of pain, sleep well, and function at optimal levels. It’s an unfortunate fact of life that, for many of us, our bodies simply can’t keep up with all these tasks as well as we would like, particularly as we get older. NAD is a great “shot in the arm” for the body at the molecular level. It has healing effects today, and it prevents issues from arising tomorrow.
To get started, reach out to us at Orchidia Medical Group in Naples, FL today to schedule a consultation and take your first step towards improved health and wellness. We would love to sit down with you and find out more about your needs, as well as tell you more about what NAD therapy can do to improve your overall health and wellness. Contact us today and start feeling better tomorrow!