Have Questions Before You Schedule an Appointment?
What is NAD?
NAD is something called a coenzyme. Essentially, this means it is a nonprotein that is necessary for the function of an enzyme. Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide works with the mitochondria to refuel the powerhouse of your cells.
What can affect the NAD levels in my body?
Even as a naturally occurring substance, NAD can be lowered by things such as poor diet, aging, stress, sleep issues, and drug or alcohol use. On the reverse, things like high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts, intermittent fasting diets, and caloric restriction can raise the levels of NAD in your body.
Why is IV NAD Better?
By utilizing IV NAD, we can ensure there is 100% absorption versus when NAD is taken orally via tablet or capsule. Along with complete absorption, by using intravenous NAD, it allows immediate availability versus needing to be digested and filtered through the liver first.
What Are The Benefits of NAD?
- Decreases cravings
- Promotes DNA repair
- Caps the end of the DNA
- Slows aging
- Some studies have shown it to be preventative for cancer
- Protects liver
- Great for athletic recovery
- Fights against anxiety
- Hangover relief
- Helps decrease chronic fatigue
- Aids in slowing aging and increasing memory
- Increases chemical reactions that boost the metabolism (weight loss and energy)
- Increases blood flow
How is IV NAD Administered?
To get the most out of the NAD, there is a five-day infusion protocol. Of course, you will still benefit from any regular NAD infusion, but the five day infusion we recommend allows for the best results. While the five days can be completed within 10-12 days, our recommendation is to complete the infusions as close together as possible for maximum results.
250mg loading dose in a 500mL bag of Normal Saline (NS) over 1.5 – 2 hours.
Day 2 – 5
500mg in a 500mL bag of NS over 3.5 – 4 hours.
After Day 5
Once you’ve completed the initial infusion protocol, we suggest that you come back to receive booster infusions for maintenance. Those NAD infusions can be 250mg once a week or 500mg twice a month. Another option is to receive an additional two infusions of 750mg after the original 5 day program.
How Long Do NAD Infusions Take?
Each person is different and their tolerance varies. While we set a baseline of the amount of time to take administering NAD, your level of tolerance to the infusion can allow the 250 and 500mg doses to be quicker than the baseline timetable.
Typical Length of Infusion By Dose
- 250mg over 1.5 – 2 hours
- 500mg over 3.5 – 4 hours
- 750mg over 6 hours
- 1000mg over 8 hours
As we said above, the experience of everyone who receives NAD is different and you might be able to tolerate a quicker infusion rate, or you might need to slow it down and reduce the dosage. We are here to help you figure out what is the best option for you and how to get the most benefit from the IV NAD infusion.
What Are The Side Effects to NAD?
There are a few side effects that you might experience, but for the most part, slowing down the infusion rate will decrease or eliminate all of them. Some of the common side effects our patients experience are chest tightness/pressure (this is most common), abdominal cramping, feeling flush, becoming nauseous, and headache.