NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) is a metabolic co-enzyme found in all cells in the body. Enzymes are responsible for the function of life. There are two main classes of enzymes: digestive and metabolic.
Metabolic enzymes are responsible for creating energy in the mitochondria. Healthy NAD levels are necessary for cell repair and tissue re-modeling. As we age, NAD production declines and it’s activity gets weaker. Low levels of NAD are not just associated with aging. NAD deficiency is also linked to symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome.
What Is NAD Energy Deficiency?
NAD Energy Deficiency (NED) is the term used for the lack of metabolic energy in cells: NED is associated with many chronic and degenerative diseases, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), substance abuse, depression, anxiety, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). NED also occurs during aging.
How to Boost Your NAD
You can boost NAD activity in the body with resveratrol and nicotinamide riboside. NiaCel and Niagen are cell-boosting nicotinamide riboside supplements that support healthy NAD levels. Enzymes require constant replenishment from dietary sources. Fermented foods like Kombucha improve NAD levels. Whey protein can lift low NAD. Adequate dietary protein supports healthy NAD levels. But, intravenous NAD is the most efficient way to improve cell metabolism.
NAD IVs have been safely used for decades. Since NAD is related to niacin (vitamin B3), it is considered non-toxic and safe for oral and IV use.