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Recovering From Substance Abuse With NAD IV Therapy In Toronto


If you need new insight on substance dependency treatments, NAD IV therapy in Toronto may appeal to you.

From alcohol overconsumption to other forms of substance abuse, compulsive substance use has many faces; and everyone responds differently when they’re recuperating. Relapses can occur. Mental health can decline. Health concerns that were never an issue may creep up, like anxiety, depression, diabetes, liver disease, cardiovascular health and oxidative stress.

Overusing harmful substances can trigger negative effects on the person who’s using the substance, as well as their surrounding loved ones and socioeconomic status. In fact, compulsive substance abuse is considered by many health care practitioners to be “endemic” in select populations.

Due to the impact addiction has on brain health and body stress, functional medicine health care providers agree that well-rounded treatments – which focus on healing the mind, body, and spirit – could promote recovery from substance abuse.

At the Toronto Functional Medicine Centre (TFMC) NAD IV therapy is used as adjunct support for compulsion syndrome recovery needs. Read on to learn about intravenous treatments, NAD IV therapy as adjunct support, and how to reach us.

IV Therapy and NAD: What Are They?

Known as intravenous infusion therapy, IV therapy is one of the functional medicine treatments available at the TFMC that’s used for resolving nutritional deficiencies and helping to reach optimal health.

IV therapy promotes nutrient absorption by inserting an IV solution into the veins and blood flow. It’s suitable for patients who suffer from dysphagia or malabsorption, without instigating side effects that commonly result from ingesting oral supplements. It can be modified into NAD IV therapy, which can help with cellular functions, mood support, and immune function.

NAD stands for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, and it’s an essential coenzyme the human body thrives on for optimal functioning. NAD is accountable for numerous functions, including: cellular energy production and cell health replenishment; preventing mitochondrial dysfunction; and activating chemical reactions for cellular energy metabolism. “Evidence from animal studies indicates that interventions that increase NAD levels produce numerous benefits on the overall cardiometabolic health and immune function,” states a Pharmaceuticals article.

Since NAD influences cellular functioning, recent studies have shown that NAD IV therapy could have beneficial effects on substance abuse recovery.

NAD IV Therapy for Dealing with Substance Dependency

NAD IV therapy could help lessen withdrawal effects when it’s combined with a medical detox program, regular visits with a therapist/counselor, a support group and a functional medicine nutritional program.

Recent studies have established that, because metabolism and enzymes rely on NAD, NAD may affect the “signaling processes” related to compulsive substance use. “These studies implicate raising intracellular NAD+ levels as a potential target for managing and treating [compulsive] behavior and reducing cravings and withdrawal symptoms in patients with food [compulsion] and/or substance abuse,” confirms Antioxidants.

In particular, studies have shown that depression and anxiety tend to be linked to mitochondrial dysfunction. So it’s plausible that NAD IV therapy could be considered as mood support for recovering from substance overindulgence, especially since NAD already supports cellular and DNA repair.

Substance compulsion recovery involves several aspects of health, such as cell health replenishment, cardiovascular health, mental health and adverse brain chemical changes. Please call us if you’re interested in combining NAD IV therapy with your detox program, counseling, support group, and  functional medicine program.

How to Contact Us for NAD Intravenous Treatments in Toronto

At our Yorkville clinic, freshly compounded intravenous drips are designed to tackle DNA repair, oxidative stress, and brain fog. Our roster of intravenous therapies includes NAD IV therapy, as well as high-dose vitamin C (ascorbic acid) for immune function, amino acids for energy improvement, and anti-aging IV therapy. Plus, we can personalize your IV therapy treatment! Intravenous drips can be customized to target athletic performance, cognitive performance, energy levels, and more.

Our private integrative functional medicine practice emphasizes naturopathy, allopathic medicine, acupuncture, and other modalities. Next to brain health, we can also assist with chronic health diseases, chronic infections, rheumatoid arthritis, blood sugar management, and other health concerns.

Let’s help you reach optimal health with integrative care. Contact us to learn about the other health benefits of NAD therapy from our Toronto clinic such as NAD IV therapy for fertility.

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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