As we age, we all look for ways to maintain an edge and feel more youthful, energetic and vibrant. That’s why IVme continues to expand its line of proven, science-based treatments to help you look, feel and perform your best. In December, IVme added NAD+ IV Therapy, a promising new treatment that can potentially reverse chronic fatigue, pain, inflammation, and cognitive declines.
If you’re thinking “fountain of youth”, you wouldn’t be far off. Scientific research has shown that supplementing with NAD+ may prolong life, protect DNA, and slow down aging. In one 2012 study, for example, scientists called the treatment’s effects on metabolism as “nothing short of astonishing.”
NAD+ IV therapy can provide long-lasting effects, and the results are far-ranging and dramatic. Potentially, NAD+ can help an aging population, chronic fatigue and chronic pain patients, people with depression, and those with substance abuse and addiction issues, among others.
Dr. Scott Yilk, Medical Director at IVme who oversees new protocols and additions to the line of treatments, shares what everyone should know about NAD+ treatment.
What is NAD+?
Almost all cells in the human body naturally contain nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+), which fuels metabolizing carbohydrates, fats and amino acids. NAD+ helps turn nutrients into energy in metabolism and increases the production of ATP, which your cells use for energy.
“With bountiful amounts of NAD+, your cells are able to activate enzymes to prevent and correct DNA damage,” Dr. Yilk said.
After reading numerous published medical studies, talking with experts about NAD+ IV therapy, and experiencing the treatment ourselves, our team determined this treatment absolutely aligned with our mission to help people access safe and effective treatments for living their best life.
What are the benefits of NAD+
The scientific community has been researching how NAD+ relates to health benefits. Patients and research show that there are a host of benefits that come from NAD+ treatment, including boosting metabolism, reducing pain and inflammation for better healing, and decreasing fatigue by supplying your body with the energy it needs to heal on a cellular level. While it’s not a cure for addiction, it is a natural therapy option that heals the brain and kickstarts recovery.
Maximizing brain power is another major benefit by increasing the function of neurons, and protecting cells from damage, toxicity and death. Overall, if your brain is healthy and functioning at optimal levels, you’ll make better decisions, be more productive, and achieve more. Most people who experience NAD+ IV therapy express increased concentration, improved memory, increased mental clarity and improved mood.
Finally, there is incredibly promising research related to NAD+ and anti-aging properties. Dr. David Sinclair and colleagues at Harvard Medical School discovered that NAD+ levels decline as we age and this has an effect on other processes that rely on NAD+. NAD+ is needed to start and stop protective pathways that are linked to age-related diseases. In other words, NAD+ makes it possible to “turn off” certain harmful genes like a light switch.
Are there any side effects to NAD+ IV therapy?
The side effects of the NAD+ IV treatment vary by patient and almost immediately disappear when the IV is complete. Patients have reported feeling nausea, abdominal discomfort, a mild flushing feeling and chest tightness. We have also found that by slowing the run rate of the IV helps reduce discomfort, too.
What can customers expect from their NAD+ IV experience at IVme?
Currently NAD+ IV therapy is only offered at IVme in Chicago. Patients start with an initial phone or face-to-face consultation with one of our Medical Directors to review their medical history, health goals and the NAD+ treatment process. We have found that it’s beneficial to all if customers fully understand the treatment, benefits, potential side effects and recommended frequency. We are currently offering Anti-Aging NAD+ and NeuroRestore NAD+. The ideal treatment would include four treatments close together, followed by monthly booster treatments. However, doctors and patients across the country have reported that three treatments plus monthly boosters have been sufficient. Each treatment takes about 2 to 3 hours and, at IVme, we include a Myers Cocktail, a mixture of vitamins and amino acids, with each first infusion to provide an immediate boost to energy and health.
Is NAD+ IV therapy right for me?
Overall, NAD+ has far-ranging benefits for anyone who consumes inflammatory foods, breathes pollutants, are exposed to chemicals, or who are simply experiencing the effects of aging. In other words, everyone. The good news is that NAD+ enables “superhero enzymes” that allow your cells to live long and healthy lives, leading to a better quality of life.
If you are ready to schedule your appointment, please call 312-763-6547 to book your consultation.
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