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NAD IV THERAPY

Need An Energy Boost? Wake Up With NAD IV Therapy From Toronto

POSTED BY TORONTO FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE CENTRE

If it’s difficult for you to sustain steady energy or keep up with heavy demands, have you thought about NAD IV therapy from our Toronto clinic? 

Excessive fatigue – even after undergoing improved sleep conditions – can impede the proper functioning of the body. Low energy levels can contribute to reducing your cognitive function, mental health, athletic performance, immune health, and more. 

Improving energy is a health goal set by many of our Toronto Functional Medicine Centre patients. As health practitioners, we need to consider the root cause of fatigue in the individual body; this means that one patient’s trigger for fatigue may be disparate from another patient’s trigger.

Thus, low alertness can be a symptom of various causes, including these:

  • Already overtired or irregular sleep patterns
  • Anxiety and chronic stress
  • Underlying health conditions (i.e. low iron, low B12 levels, dehydration, thyroid malfunction, hypothyroidism)
  • Poor lifestyle (i.e., diet of fast food, lack of physical activity, etc.)
  • Heart disease
  • Low magnesium levels and/or other nutritional deficiencies
  • Reduced amounts of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD)

Are you surprised by the last point? Then allow us to explain how NAD impacts energy levels and how it works as an IV drip treatment.  

How NAD Affects Energy Levels

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide or NAD is a naturally-occurring coenzyme in the human body. It’s nicknamed a “helper molecule” because it stimulates the conversion of food to energy and fosters the repair of cells. 

Additionally, NAD has a key role in cell vitality and energy metabolism, as it fundamentally contributes to mitochondrial function. (Note: the mitochondria are the “powerhouses” of cellular functions. It’s inside the mitochondria that the nutrients are metabolized into much-needed energy.) NAD increases your production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is produced in the mitochondria and acts as “currency” for initiating cellular energy. Thus, the coenzyme helps provide ample vitality for our essential functions, including muscle contractions and breathing.

NAD has a range of beneficial effects on the body, and these include: fighting oxidative stress, helping prevent/delay cognitive decline and sarcopenia, maintaining skeletal muscle health, optimizing DNA health, and other health benefits. But the coenzyme naturally declines as the body ages – this is something we cannot control. 

What we offer in our IV Lounge
 
Personalized treatment plans may include vitamin drip therapy as additional support. IV treatments are provided in our exclusive IV Lounge.
 
Next to IV NAD+, our IV therapy lounge also carries:
– Ascorbic acid
– Vitamin A
– Vitamin E
– Amino acids (i.e. glutamic acid)
– Glutathione
– Folic acid
…and other essential nutrients
 
Vitamin D and vitamin B12 booster shots are also available.

When low NAD levels are present, indicators may include muscle limitations/weakness, fatigue, and brain fog; sometimes symptoms can form into degenerative diseases. The causes behind NAD depletion may be the following:

  • Viral illnesses
  • Alcohol overindulgence, overeating
  • Mold exposures
  • Wonky sleep schedule (i.e. night shift work)
  • Sedentary routines in your daily life
  • Lyme disease and other chronic illnesses

By being aware of what NAD does and how to use it as a supplement, we can help boost an improvement in energy levels, especially as we age. 

Administering NAD Vitamin Infusion Therapy

If you’re concerned about low stamina, you should know that our IV Lounge can offer assistance! If you were to visit us for energy issues, our health providers may recommend NAD supplementation after the key components of your health have been analyzed. These include understanding your comprehensive medical history, lifestyle and environmental factors, and possibly lab testing. 

When we’ve uncovered these aspects, we can tailor your treatment plan, which may include IV NAD+ for supportive measures. Our vitamin drip therapy menu, which includes NAD, is customized according to the functional medicine model. When taken along with other healthy lifestyle elements and therapies, this IV drip could help with optimal functioning.

Here’s how NAD IV therapy is administered: 

  • You’ll be securely settled in our IV Lounge. An IV slow drip with NAD will then be administered through your vein, with the help of one of our team members. 
  • The administration time will vary for each individual, but the treatment is designed for immediate therapeutic use. This is because IV therapy offers a complete absorption of nutrients, which means the digestive tract is not needed for filtration.
  • Each session is overseen by our naturopathic doctor, medical doctor, nurse practitioner and registered nurses.  A team member will check your vitals or adjust the IV flow if you have any discomfort. 
  • Once your session is done, a team member will help disconnect the IV from your vein. You may be provided after-care advice to lessen mild bruising on the administration site.  

Note: If you prefer other forms of supplementation, sublingual oral supplementation is available for boosting NAD levels. Nicotinamide riboside (NR) and nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) are examples of supplements that act as NAD precursors.

Please contact us to inquire about NAD+ IV therapy drips. We’ll conduct a complete diagnostic session to determine if they’re compatible with your health goals. 

About the Toronto Functional Medicine Centre’s NAD+ IV Therapies

If you want to take an active role in achieving optimal health, let’s chat! Our private clinic is now accepting new patients.

Our health team adheres to integrative functional medicine. This is a health model in which individuality is embraced, as everyone’s symptoms and health issues may manifest differently. Our functional medicine-based treatments – such as Western medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, herbal medicine,  naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, IV therapy, and more – are consistent with this model. 

Intravenous therapy – when administered with a healthy diet, exercise, and other treatment modalities – can contribute to positive effects. Keep in mind that IV therapy may be applied to other issues outside of NAD shortcomings. Our team can adapt IV therapy treatments for different health concerns, including chronic inflammation, DNA repair, athletic performance, insulin levels support, hair health, adrenal fatigue, neurological function, ageing-associated diseases, post alcohol overindulgence support, and more. 

Refueling cellular energy to fight fatigue can be challenging – let’s rejuvenate your wellness with custom health strategies, such as NAD IV therapy from our Toronto clinic! Contact our clinic today to request your consultation. 

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.

 

References:

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Martens CR, Denman BA, Mazzo MR, et al. Chronic nicotinamide riboside supplementation is well-tolerated and elevates NAD+ in healthy middle-aged and older adults. Nat Commun. 2018;9(1):1286. Published 2018 Mar 29. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-03421-7.

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Rewinding the clock by Ekaterina Pesheva for Harvard Medical School, posted on March 22, 2018, viewed on March 2, 2020.

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