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POSTED ON MARCH 6, 2022 BY TORONTO FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE CENTRE
Did you know that NAD IV therapy from Toronto could help improve your energy levels?
It’s not uncommon for patients to inquire about boosting their energetic stance. Between a lengthy to-do list and obligations, you’re likely drained from the responsibilities on your plate!
But you’re not alone in your fatigue struggles. According to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, over half a million Canadians have chronic fatigue syndrome, a condition in which excessive fatigue prolongs over six months without being triggered by an underlying medical condition.
For those who suffer from chronic fatigue, jet leg, or want to improve their overall vitality, NAD IV therapy is recommended by our Toronto clinic. Continue reading to learn what NAD is, how NAD IV therapy works such as optimizing athletic performance, and how to reach our functional medicine naturopathic doctor for a consultation.
NAD and Energy: The Integrative Functional Medicine Approach
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, known as NAD, is a coenzyme that controls numerous metabolic chemical reactions. For example, it assists with transforming nutrients into energy, while synchronizing the rest of the body’s cellular functioning.
When supplementing with NAD through sublingual, intranasal or intravenous therapy, NAD may encourage cellular health benefits, such as: promoting DNA repair, alleviating mitochondrial dysfunction, and reducing oxidative stress.
So how does NAD relate to your energy levels? NAD assists with generating ATP (adenosine triphosphate), which is the foundation of cellular energy. ATP is like gasoline in your car, but in the case of the human body, it supports many processes (i.e. muscle contractions and reproducing DNA).
NAD actually helps create ATP in the body, which can trigger an improvement in energy levels – but in order for this to occur, optimal NAD levels must be present in the body. And for some patients, this is troublesome because NAD naturally declines when the body ages, or undergoes chronic inflammation or nutritionally disturbed conditions. This is why NAD supplementation may be handy for enhancing energy levels.
How Does NAD Supplementation and IV Therapy Work?
Functional medicine clinics, such as ours in Toronto, offer patients various treatments to help increase NAD levels. Oral supplements including the NAD precursors nicotinamide riboside (NR) and nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN), are recommended by naturopathic doctors. But if the patient prefers complete absorption, has an aversion to swallowing pills, or experiences dysphagia or malabsorption, NAD IV therapy may be suitable.
NAD IV therapy is a type of intravenous infusion therapy. An IV drip with amino acids and NAD+ (a form of NAD) in a saline solution base is inserted into the patient’s veins, slowly entering the bloodstream. For improving energy levels, this intravenous treatment may be ideal for its efficiency and fast absorption of nutrients.
You could say that NAD is like the heartbeat of cellular functioning. With that, we strongly advise seeing a functional medicine health care provider to determine if NAD IV therapy is suitable for your wellness goals.
Lifting Energy Levels at the Toronto Functional Medicine Centre (TFMC)
At the TFMC, we’re excited to put some oomph back into your energy and upgrade your quality of life.
Our integrative clinic practices functional medicine treatments while emphasizing naturopathy, acupuncture, allopathic medicine and IV therapy drips. We can assist with tackling acute and chronic diseases, including brain health, muscle health or mental health concerns, bacterial infections, infertility, rheumatoid arthritis, hormonal imbalances, improving immune function, and other health issues.
Intravenous drips at the TFMC are freshly compounded on a daily basis with different essential vitamins, such as NAD IV therapy, infusion therapy with a medley of amino acids, folic acid or anti-aging IV therapy. Also, always know that we can customize your therapy drips! We can blend specific nutrients to target your health goals, including enhancing athletic performance or cognitive performance.
Stop yawning – regain your energy with a blast of nutrients! Call (416) 968-6961 to discuss NAD IV therapy with our Toronto functional medicine practitioner.
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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