NAD+ IV therapy is an intravenous treatment that promotes cellular regeneration and cognitive function. NAD (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) is a coenzyme that collaborates with other elements in your body for optimal function.
The discovery of NAD dates back to 1906 when biochemists Harden and Young fermented yeast cells and identified the heat-resistant fraction containing NAD. Over the years, researchers found that NAD can enhance brain function and efficiency.
Our bodies rely on various nutrients and minerals to function properly. NAD IV therapy delivers the NAD coenzyme directly into the bloodstream, ensuring it reaches where it’s needed. When your body lacks NAD, cell function may suffer due to insufficient nutrients.
NAD+ is crucial for our body’s health and well-being. As we age, the levels of NAD+ decline, leading to age-related health problems. The good news is, we can naturally boost our NAD+ levels, which can have a significant impact on our productivity, focus, and overall health.
Boosting NAD+ can be achieved through exercise, fasting, or NAD+ boosting supplements. However, supplementation can have poor bioavailability and may put a strain on the liver.
The third and most powerful way to have optimal NAD+ levels is through emotional productivity. Stress results in emotional buildup that shows up as mental health concerns and neurodegenerative illnesses closely related to NAD+ levels.
At The Broccoli Club, we have protocols to safely boost NAD+ levels through circadian reset, fasting, photobiomodulation, and emotional productivity.
Don’t overload your liver with extra NAD+ instead, optimize your existing supply!
Let’s look at this in more detail
NAD+ is a molecule that plays a critical role in our body’s overall health and well-being. It is responsible for converting the food we eat into energy that our cells can use, and it helps to maintain DNA integrity and ensure proper cell function. Without NAD+, we wouldn’t be able to survive, as it’s required for all the basic functions that keep us alive.
As we age, the levels of NAD+ in our bodies decline, which can lead to a host of age-related health problems. But there’s good news: we can boost our levels of NAD+ naturally, and doing so can have a significant impact on our productivity, focus, and overall health.
So why is NAD+ so important for productivity and focus? Simply put, when our cells have more NAD+, they’re able to function more efficiently and effectively. This means that we have more energy, better focus, and greater mental clarity. By boosting our levels of NAD+, we can increase our productivity and focus, and enjoy better overall health and wellness.
The journey to boost NAD levels in the body can be a challenge, but it’s not impossible.
One way to boost NAD+ levels is through exercise or fasting. When we put our bodies under stress, such as through exercise or fasting, our cells sense the increased energy demand and respond by increasing their levels of NAD+. This, in turn, triggers cellular maintenance and repair processes that help us to survive the stress and stay healthy.
Another popular way to boost NAD+ levels is through supplementation. There are a number of NAD+ boosting supplements on the market, which can help to increase NAD+ levels and promote overall health and wellness.
The third and in my opinion, most powerful way to have optimal NAD levels is by learning to master your emotions!
What’s wrong with supplementing NAD?
One of the most popular ways to boost NAD synthesis is taking a Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN) supplement
NMN is a substance found in plants like edamame, broccoli, and cucumber, as well as in the bodies of all mammals. It helps to make another substance called NAD which is important for giving us energy and keeping us healthy as we get older. Scientists did a test where people took different amounts of NMN and then walked for 6 minutes. (Yi et al. (2023) found β-NMN supplementation safe and effective in healthy middle-aged adults.) They found that people who took NMN could walk further than people who didn’t. This means that NMN could be helpful for keeping our muscles strong and healthy, including increased muscle utilization of oxygen.
While many opt for NR or NMN supplements, their poor bioavailability can be a hurdle. Your liver puts up the defences against which can increase the wear on this important organ. This is normal reaction to adding in something from the outside, exogenously. However, there are ways to not overload your liver while still reaping the benefits of increased NAD levels.
No need for extra NAD, if you can optimize the circulation of your existing supply. In other words, protect it from being wasted. What are some of the most depleting things affecting NAD levels?
Stress results in emotional buildup that shows up as mental health concerns and neurodegenerative illnesses like,
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Food addiction and/or substance abuse
The above are closely related to our NAD levels. (Braidy et al. (2020) Antioxidants (Basel) 9(5):425.) And I wouldn’t be surprised if future research discovers more pervasive connections between NAD and different mental health conditions.
The Broccoli Club has various protocols to safely boost NAD levels, taking into account factors such as liver health and metabolism, as well as the benefits of optimizing emotional performance.
These protocols include circadian reset, fasting, photobiomodulation, and of course emotional productivity.