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Optimizing Athletic Performance with NAD IV Therapy in Toronto


If you want to heighten your physical prowess, NAD IV therapy in Toronto could help with supporting muscle health.

Firstly, what is NAD? NAD stands for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, a coenzyme situated in living cells. This coenzyme is crucial because it provides many health benefits to the body:

  • Regulates inflammation and metabolism
  • Promotes chemical reactions and DNA repair 
  • Stimulates detoxification and cellular energy production
  • Regenerates mitochondria for cellular functioning.

Additionally, NAD affects muscle development. Skeletal muscles require significant amounts of energy for metabolizing glucose and fatty acids. But in order for metabolism to occur, NAD must be present in the body to prompt energy production. 

NAD’s vital role in muscle health is intriguing for physically active patients, but it’s also important to note that NAD naturally declines in the body as we age. This can cause age-related concerns, like muscle atrophy and poor cardiovascular health. Thus, achieving fitness health goals (i.e. boosting muscle mass) can become challenging as we mature, especially when NAD levels start lessening.

So how do you optimize NAD to help reach fitness targets? Below, we discuss what NAD IV therapy is and how to get it at our Toronto clinic.

NAD IV Therapy in Toronto for Boosting Athletic Performance

IV therapy (also called intravenous therapy) is a vitamin therapy that alleviates nutritional deficiencies. During a drip therapy session, the IV solution intentionally bypasses the digestive tract, distributing nutrients directly to your cells. This is unlike ingesting oral supplements, when your body requires additional energy to transport nutrients into the bloodstream; this can be an inefficient, complex process if you desire rapid results.

NAD IV therapy upgrades your NAD levels while supporting muscle health and mitochondrial energy production. Here’s how this treatment works at the Toronto Functional Medicine Centre (TFMC):

  • A freshly compounded NAD solution is inserted in an IV therapy drip. The patient is positioned in a therapy chair; then an IV drip is directly inserted into the veins.
  • The solution is immediately ready for the body to absorb without taking time to be filtered through the digestive tract.

Prior to your first intravenous treatment, an appointment with our functional medicine doctor and nurse practitioner is mandatory. This is to discuss any interactions between the IV solution and medications for your current health status. Also, functional medicine lab tests (i.e. blood tests) may be recommended to establish your exact deficiencies.

QUICK FACT: NAD IV therapy could also help with brain function and cognitive performance, which may help improve your focus and reaction times. This is because NAD naturally promotes the functioning of neurotransmitters, including those that affect motor control and motivation.

How to Get NAD IV Therapy in Toronto at the Toronto Functional Medicine Centre

Are you ready to try NAD IV therapy to upgrade your fitness and optimal functioning? Then meet us at the TFMC; we want to hear all about your current health status!

Integrative and functional medicine is our passion at the TFMC. Our patients receive comprehensive care with naturopathy, allopathic medicine, acupuncture, vitamin therapy, bio-identical hormone therapy, and other health care modalities. We can address numerous health concerns, such as: chronic health diseases and chronic infections, chronic fatigue syndrome, poor energy levels, DNA damage, blood sugar management, chronic stress, brain fog, and other conditions.

Our integrative approach to health care and functional medicine treatments can be tailored for athletic performance, bespoke weight loss therapies, and other specific health goals. We also offer a wide range of vitamin drip treatments, including folic acid, vitamin C (ascorbic acid), a medley of amino acids, and anti-aging IV therapy.

So what’s stopping you from reaching peak athletic performance? Reinvigorate your wellness today – call (416) 968-6961 to learn more about NAD IV therapy in Toronto.

Disclaimer: The information in this article is designed for educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice or care. This information should not be used to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting a doctor. Consult with a health care practitioner before relying on any information in this article or on this website.


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