NAD is an acronym for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide. This coenzyme is found in all living cells in the human body, and it plays a key role in supporting the conversion of food into energy – a process also known as metabolism.
NAD is known as a dinucleotide because it contains a pairing of two organic molecules called nucleotides. These molecules can be paired through their phosphate groups. One of the nucleotides in NAD contains adenine nucleobase, and the other nucleotide contains nicotinamide.
Adenine is one of the four primary components that make up the nucleic acid found in DNA. Nicotinamide is a form of vitamin B3 that is often used as a supplement in multiple forms of medicine.
There are two forms of NAD – NAD+ and NADH.
NAD+ is the active form of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, and NADH is the inactive form. NAD+ is the form of NAD that is typically included in IV treatments.
NAD+ is the form of NAD that binds to enzymes within your body to aid in numerous processes within your body. The variety of purposes served by NAD+ within your body make it a highly beneficial addition to an IV therapy treatment.
So, what is NAD+ IV therapy, and how can it be beneficial for your health? Let’s find out.
IV Therapy: A Quick Introduction
- IV therapy is a medical treatment technique that involves using an intravenous line to supply a patient with fluids, medication, or nutrients. IV lines are used in doctors’ offices, hospitals, and blood drives to administer fluids to patients and draw blood from patients’ veins.
- IV therapy is an effective way to deliver medications, vitamins, and nutrients to the body to ensure 100% absorption for maximum effectiveness and minimal waste. In addition to being used in an inpatient medical context, IV therapy can also be administered by a Registered Nurse in the comfort of your own home.
ivee offers at-home IV therapy services, including several forms of NAD+ IV treatment.
- At-home IV therapy can serve numerous purposes, including providing relief from hangovers, aiding in post-workout recovery, supporting a strong immune system, and more.
What’s In An IV Bag?
Most IV treatments contain a combination of several key ingredients, specifically the ones listed below:
This powerful rehydrating agent serves as the basis for the majority of IV treatments. In addition to helping the body restore and maintain optimal fluid levels, the saline solution also acts as a vessel for the nutrients of medications in an IV bag.
These essential nutrients are often administered via an IV line. Common vitamins included in IV bags include B-Complex vitamins, vitamin D, vitamin C, and more.
Minerals are micronutrients that serve essential purposes within your body. Some of the minerals commonly found in IV treatments are electrolytes like sodium, potassium, and magnesium.
In many cases, an IV line is used to administer prescription medication or anesthetic. Intravenous medication administration is especially common in situations when patients cannot take medication orally or during surgery. We offer Zofran, Toradol, and Pepcid during treatment.
Benefits of Nicotinamide
Nicotinamide is one of the two primary components that make up NAD. This form of vitamin B3 is often included in medications, including treatments for niacin deficiency and topical acne remedies.
Nicotinamide is naturally found in several foods, including several vegetables, dairy products, and animal products.
In addition, nicotinamide is sometimes used as a preventative treatment for certain types of skin cancer. This natural nutrient has a low risk of side effects and is safe for all adults, including pregnant women.
However, it is essential to discuss the use of nicotinamide, especially as a component in NAD+, with your doctor before starting.
Benefits of Adenine
Adenine is one of the key components in nucleic acids, biomolecules that are essential for the formation of DNA. The administration of adenine via an IV line is thought to have anti-aging benefits.
What is NAD+ IV Therapy Used For?
NAD+ IV therapy can serve several purposes, including the following:
- May strengthen your defenses against cognitive degenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s and dementia
- May help you fight off chronic fatigue and exhaustion
- May increase your energy and help you carry out daily tasks with more efficiency and productivity
- May increase your metabolism, the rate at which your body converts food into usable energy
- May serve as an anti-aging agent, helping to provide your body with the nutrients that it needs to stay healthy and strong
- May aid in the formation of new healthy cells and DNA within your body.
NAD+ Therapy’s Cognitive Benefits
One of the main proposed uses for NAD IV treatment is to help manage symptoms of brain fog, mental fatigue, and trouble concentrating.
One of the common descriptions of the aftermath of a NAD IV therapy session is a feeling of increased mental clarity. In an age of constant distractions, when the threat of burning out is greater than ever, a NAD therapy session might be just what you need.
Another one of the potential benefits of NAD IV treatment for your mind is better memory. If you find yourself getting forgetful throughout the workday and dropping the ball on important tasks and deadlines, NAD+ is for you.
ivee’s Neurodegeneration NAD+ treatment is a two-hour IV therapy treatment that supplies your body with a high concentration of NAD+. The treatment is designed to help you focus, break down brain fog, and conquer the obstacles that stand in your way during the workday.
NAD+ Therapy for Aging
ivee also offers another NAD+ IV treatment – The Optimal Aging. This treatment is designed to help you meet your goals when fighting the effects of aging on your body.
Our signature anti-aging formula harnesses the power of NAD+ to improve your skin, increase your physical energy, and help you meet your athletic goals at any age.
NAD+ IV Therapy vs. Oral NAD Supplements
While IV therapy is not the only way to get NAD, it is arguably the best way. NAD supplements are available, but these supplements do not provide your body with NAD in its most bioavailable form.
Therefore, NAD supplements are not as reliable as IV therapy as a means of reaping the benefits of NAD for your body.
Is NAD+ IV Therapy Safe?
NAD IV therapy is a safe procedure with minimal risks. However, administering this form of IV therapy requires training, experience, and certification.
If you are receiving a NAD IV therapy session at home, your treatment must be administered by a registered nurse.
When a professional oversees an IV treatment session, you are in good hands and can rest assured that the procedure will be conducted with the utmost care.
In addition, IV treatments have minimal risk of uncomfortable side effects. At most, you may experience some mild discomfort after the treatment near where the IV line was inserted into your arm.
The treatment itself is not painful after the needle is inserted – you may feel a slight stinging sensation when the line is hooked up, but the rest of the treatment is pleasant and peaceful.
ivee’s NAD treatments are the perfect solution for anyone struggling with the effects of aging on the body and mind. Through the use of essential organic compounds that play vital roles within your body, ivee has formulated a powerful treatment to help you reach your fullest physical and mental potential.
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In addition, if you have further questions about how IV therapy works and what to expect during your first section, make sure to visit our blog.
There, you will find all the information that you need to confidently undergo your first treatment.