NAD IV and Preventing Aging

What exactly is NAD+ therapy?

NAD, or nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, is a naturally occurring co-enzyme of niacin that helps cells in our bodies produce energy. It does so by converting the energy we get from food into cellular energy. Administering lab-produced NAD will boost the levels of the chemical in someone’s body, but they will need to be administered more to sustain that level. NAD therapy can assist with brain function, DNA repair, and repair signals between molecules for cellular communication. Lastly, it aids in DNA repair. Only with a combination of NAD and regular therapy and support can someone stay on the path of recovery.

Some basic points:

The reduced form of NAD+ a coenzyme found in all living cells

Synthesized in the body from vitamin B3 (niacin, or nicotinamide)

An important pyridine nucleotide that functions as an oxidative cofactor in eukaryotic cells

Plays a key role in the production of energy through ATP generation

I’ve heard some people seek out NAD+ therapy as an antiaging treatment. Does it actually have any effects on longevity?

Plays a key role in the production of energy through ATP generation

Exerts antioxidant properties

Are there any risks to NAD+ therapy?

Animal studies suggest that NADH can be recognized as safe and in human trials reviewed, oral and topical NADH was well tolerated with and no study related adverse event reported.

As a person abuses drugs and alcohol, their natural amount of NAD is depleted. This makes it more difficult for them to convert the energy that is broken down from food. It is even speculated that people who naturally produce less NAD are more likely to develop an addiction and potentially a co-occurring disorder. Other reasons the body’s natural reserve of NAD would be depleted are:

Post-traumatic stress

Anxiety

Depression

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)

Alzheimer’s

Parkinson’s

Neurodegenerative diseases

Aging

All of these co-occurring disorders can drain one’s energy, and there are many ways to boost NAD in the body by exercising; eating vitamin-rich foods; fasting; eating protein; eating raw foods. Many of these practices are introduced to people in treatment for substance abuse disorders. For instance, yoga and fitness centers are available to encourage healthy lifestyle practices, boost endorphins and will produce lost NAD. Dietary plans can include vitamin-rich foods to boost dopamine and can produce NAD in the brain.. Oftentimes, individuals enjoy the pleasant feelings, they are less inclined to abuse substances.

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