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What’s IV NAD Therapy?

As a coenzyme that is in almost all the cells of the body, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), is used to fuel metabolic processes. Without the coenzyme, the cells in the body won’t be able to metabolize fats, amino acids or carbohydrates. The coenzyme also plays an important role in genetic expression linked to age-related diseases. NAD therapy done via IV is an all-natural, holistic approach which has produced phenomenal results for many health conditions. Scientists think this form of therapy  and detox could be a wonderful approach to solving age-related health issues, diseases, addiction and issues involving chronic fatigue.

IV NAD therapy is a relatively new vitamin therapy and it gives someone a faster, more effective outcome. The higher doses of NAD will rev up energy in cells and give the person more vigor. The therapy can last from 3-14 days and it depends on a person’s goals and overall general health. It’s important to work with a knowledgeable, qualified doctor who is NAD-certified, because not all physicians know how this therapy works.

You get Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide when you eat wholesome foods chock full of nutrients. Niacin or vitamin B3 is one of the nutrients that promotes NAD. Foods high in niacin include:

  • Beets
  • Beef liver and kidney
  • Salmon, swordfish, and tuna
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Peanuts

Tryptophan, an amino acid, is another nutrient that helps produce NAD in your cells., Tryptophan is in:

  • Cheese
  • Chicken
  • Chocolate
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Milk
  • Peanuts and peanut butter
  • Pumpkin and sesame seeds
  • Tofu
  • Turkey


NAD IV Therapy Promising for Addiction Treatment

First, it’s important to note that IV therapy isn’t supposed to be thought of as a “cure” for drug addiction. This is a natural therapy which heals the brain and can be the boost needed to begin the process of recovery.  For a person struggling with addiction this type of therapy allows them to have a better opportunity to succeed with recovery over the long run.

Addiction is a disease of the brain and the right way to treat it hasn’t really been definitively established. The most effective method of treating drug addiction has been psychotherapy, which rewires the brain of an addicted person. More research is needed to find out the benefits of IV NAD therapy and how it can positively impact the brain and drug addiction.