Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) is a coenzyme, which is a type of molecule that helps enzymes create chemical reactions. Discovered in the early 1900s, NAD+ research really took off in the 1960s, when scientists began to learn more about how the coenzyme works.
Today, researchers understand that NAD+ is present in every cell in the human body. It plays a key role in hundreds of different metabolic processes and is essential to good health.
Like so many other things, your NAD+ levels naturally decline as you age. The good news is that there are ways to maintain healthy NAD+ levels and supplement as needed.
By increasing your volume of NAD+, you provide more of what your body needs to thrive. This essential coenzyme keeps your lungs moving air in and out of your body, and keeps your heart beating to circulate your blood. It powers so many other functions that it’s impossible to list them all.
Removing the toxins from alcohol is one of the roles NAD+ plays. It also helps convert alcohol into sugars that your body can use for energy. NAD+ works to convert all carbohydrates into energy, not just those present in alcohol.
Researchers also know that NAD+ production follows a circadian rhythm, similar to the functions of sleep, body temperature regulation, and hormone regulation. Too little NAD+ can leave these processes out of sync, depriving you of rest and creating hormonal disruption.
NAD+ infusions work by depositing a large volume of the coenzyme directly into your bloodstream, where it can go to work immediately. While there are oral NAD+ supplements available, this approach requires a trip through your digestive system, which strips away much of the supplement and allows more to pass through your body.
When you arrive at IVY Infusions for your treatment, our skilled nurses begin by placing an IV, usually in the back of your hand. This process takes just seconds and isn’t painful. No anesthesia is needed.
Once the IV is in place, the NAD+ solution begins traveling into your bloodstream. Many people report a sense of relaxation during treatments, and you can read or listen to music during your appointment.
To learn more about the role NAD+ infusions can play in your larger health and wellness journey, call IVY Infusions or schedule a consultation online today.