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POSTED ON JUNE 14, 2023 BY TORONTO FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE CENTRE
Did you know that as people age, NAD levels naturally decline? This is why we offer NAD IV therapy in our Toronto lounge, especially to support your health goals.
This depletion of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) can influence the human body in many ways. NAD levels naturally lower as the body ages, so it can leave us susceptible to poor cellular health and DNA damage, while increasing our risk for age-related diseases.
“This decline in NAD+ levels is linked causally to numerous ageing-associated diseases, including cognitive decline, cancer, metabolic disease, sarcopenia and frailty. Many of these ageing-associated diseases can be slowed down and even reversed by restoring NAD+ levels,” assures a review from Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology.
In order to reach optimal health, education may be key to knowing how your body works. In this blog post, we provide a brief recap on what this coenzyme is, how it diminishes in your body, and how IV NAD+ can help.
What NAD Does and its Potential Health Benefits
NAD, also known by its oxidated form NAD+, is a powerful coenzyme needed for healthy cellular function and preventing mitochondrial dysfunction. It contributes to the conversion of food into energy, while preventing DNA damage. Without NAD, our bodies simply wouldn’t be able to process chemical reactions needed for survival!
When taken as oral supplements or intravenous therapy, NAD could introduce these beneficial effects:
How Do NAD Levels Decrease?
As we explained, these coenzyme levels drop as the body ages. But it’s not just the aging process that can trigger this reduction. Here’s an explanation of how NAD decreases in other ways:
Do you need an improvement in energy levels? Or how about a leg-up in your mental performance or cellular metabolism? Learn how to get an NAD+ boost in the next section.
Getting NAD+ IV and Supplements
Inside our IV Lounge, we assist new and existing patients with IV therapy treatments using our integrative approach to health. IV therapy drips are uniquely combined with other functional medicine modalities, such as Western medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, naturopathic medicine, lifestyle modifications, and acupuncture. NAD+ supplementation may be recommended by us, and there are a few ways to take them:
Please contact us to become a new patient at the Toronto Functional Medicine Centre. By conducting a complete diagnostic session, we can determine if this drip compound is suitable for your health goals.
Do you want to include other essential nutrients in your IV therapy drips? Let us know! Our IV Lounge has a plethora of nutrients for IV vitamin therapy, which helps us cater to unique needs.
Next to NAD+ IV, we have high-dose vitamin C, glutamic acid, amino acids, mistletoe, and other vitamin drips! When administered along with a healthy lifestyle, diet and a functional medicine program, NAD IV therapy could support optimal performance over time.
Foster your mind and body with NAD IV therapy from the Toronto Functional Medicine Centre. Reach out to us by clicking here – let’s unravel the root cause of your chronic illness today!
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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