NAD+ Infusion Therapy

As we age, our NAD+ levels decline and are further depleted by addiction, depression, stress, and illness. A significant increase in NAD+ levels helps to restore brain functionality by boosting mitochondrial function at the cellular level. As a result, patients have experienced increased clarity of mind, better problem-solving ability, improved focus and concentration, increased energy, improvement in mood, decreased anxiety levels, and reduced cravings.


What Is NAD & How Does It Work?

NAD+ stands for Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide– a coenzyme of niacin found in all living cells on planet Earth that is involved in many processes. It is basically the building block of a healthy body that the brain, internal organs, and neurological systems need to function at optimal efficiency. Studies have shown promising results that NAD slows the aging process, improves mental clarity, restores neurologic function, and improves the body’s overall health. 

One of its most significant roles within the body is in oxidation-reduction (redox) reactions. These reactions are a part of the metabolic system and convert food into the energy the body needs to function properly.

The other important role that NAD plays is to regulate circadian and metabolic rhythm[1]. This coenzyme maintains DNA integrity and health and also functions as a quality control mechanism for new proteins.

Among other functions, NAD plays a significant role in anti-aging. NAD works on mitochondria and increases the length of telomeres, which are the protective caps located at the ends of chromosomes that become shorter as the body ages. NAD increases the activity of SIRT1 and PARP 1 proteins, which are linked with a slower rate of aging and influencing DNA repair respectively[2].

The body naturally produces NAD, but overall levels of the coenzyme decrease over time, leading to cellular changes that result in age-related pathologies.

Lower levels of NAD and bonds between certain types of molecules are linked to damage to DNA which, left unrepaired, accumulate over time into cell changes and mutations[3]. Restoring and supplementing NAD counteracts many of these reactions and help preserve the integrity of DNA over time.

NAD is a coenzyme that powers metabolic processes and impacts a wide variety of systems including digestion, cognition and mental clarity, aging, and overall energy levels.

NAD increases your body’s levels of serotonin, a neurotransmitter associated with mood regulation, and can improve symptoms of depression and anxiety.

NAD is helpful for individuals undergoing therapy for substance abuse and addiction recovery. This treatment reduces cravings and withdrawal symptoms, provides energy to the body, and boosts brain regeneration.

 

NAD IV Treatments Can:

  • Assist with addiction recovery (alcohol, opioids, nicotine)
  • Improve depression
  • Improve brain health and neurological function
  • Improve mental clarity
  • Improve brain regeneration
  • Boost energy levels
  • Reduce overall fatigue
  • Restore muscle function and athletic performance

NAD also plays a large role in anti-aging treatments. Aging impacts every body system, changing everything from the way the body appears to how it metabolizes food. NAD lengthens telomeres, which are protective caps located at the ends of chromosomes that naturally get shorter as the body ages.

 

Benefits of NAD

Research into the effects of NAD on the body is ongoing, but many studies have shown promising results in the benefits of NAD supplementation and restoration across a wide range of conditions.

Neurological

A decrease in cognitive ability is a hallmark of aging. There are many age-related neurological conditions including dementia, decreased focus, and memory problems.

NAD helps keep the brain in top condition. This coenzyme rejuvenates and restores brain function by boosting sirtuins – proteins that function as anti-aging mechanisms that slow the effects of neurodegenerative diseases and natural cognitive decline[4]. Together, NAD and sirtuins protect against toxicities in the body and improve cells’ resistance to stress[5].

NAD IV treatments can help maintain mental clarity, focus, protect mental clarity, and protect against neurodegenerative diseases for a healthier and happier quality of life.

Benefits of NAD IV Therapy for Neurological Conditions Include:

  • Improved brain health and neurological function
  • Improved mental clarity
  • Improved brain regeneration
  • Improved focus and concentration
  • Boosted mood
  • Improved memory

 

Metabolic Function

The term ‘metabolism’ refers to the amount of energy that is expended to maintain the body. The metabolism naturally slows with age and can lead to weight gain and lower energy levels. NAD plays a large role in normal metabolism function, which in turn helps improve weight loss and overall energy levels.

NAD plays an important part in the body’s oxidation-reduction (redox) reactions. These complicated chemical reactions are a part of the metabolic system and help convert food into energy that is usable by the cells. NAD accepts and donates electrons used in energy metabolism during the cellular respiration process.

NAD helps promote mitochondrial fitness by maintaining the mitochondrial unfolded protein response, a reaction to cell stress, by ensuring that these cells form into the correct shape[8] for normal function. NAD helps the liver break down fats that are essential to provide energy for the body. It also helps create ATP, which is a major source of energy for cells.

Benefits of NAD IV Therapy for Metabolic Function Include:

  • Increased energy levels
  • Decreased fatigue
  • Restore muscle function and athletic performance
  • Improved metabolism
  • Weight loss

Addiction and Recovery

NAD is a holistic alternative to medication-based solutions for individuals undergoing addiction and recovery treatment. NAD is especially useful for patients who want to avoid the side effects of medications.

NAD detoxifies the body, replacing essential vitamins and nutrients that are typically depleted in individuals who engage in substance abuse. NAD reduces withdrawal symptoms by binding to opiate receptors, which can help individuals overcome cravings and risk of relapse. At the same time, this powerful coenzyme naturally protects the brain and accelerates recovery.

Benefits of NAD IV Therapy for Addiction and Recovery Include:

  • Fewer withdrawal symptoms
  • Reduce cravings associated with withdrawal
  • Restored energy levels
  • Improved mood
  • Cell restoration
  • Improved brain function
  • Improved cognitive clarity

IV therapy for addiction and recovery is not a cure on its own and is recommended to be used in tandem with counseling or therapy. IV therapy for addiction can last 10 – 14 days depending on the individual.

Anti-Aging

NAD plays a major role in the aging process by regulating the circadian and metabolic cycles and acting as a regulator for new proteins. Changes in metabolism can lead to the development of certain age-related pathologies; NAD plays a role in the regulation of the Sir2p family, which influence lifespan and aging.

This coenzyme also helps protect the integrity of DNA, which becomes damaged over time from wear and tear, duplication errors, and the damaging effects of free radicals. NAD is especially important in regulating inflammation that damages DNA over time. In addition, NAD can correct existing damage.

The body naturally produces NAD, but as the body ages, overall levels of this important coenzyme decrease and leads to the development of age-related conditions. Restoring and supplementing NAD in the body can improve physical appearance, health, and quality of life.

Benefits of NAD IV Therapy for Anti-Aging Include:

  • Reverse aging
  • Improve appearance
  • Restore muscle function
  • Restore athletic performance
  • Reduce fatigue
  • Boost energy levels
  • Boost metabolism
  • Prevent damage to DNA
  • Correct damage to DNA

 

Transformational Counseling & Coaching

We are the only provider in the world to currently offer these cutting-edge therapies in this powerful combination. We recommend that patients engage in the entire program to ensure optimal results.

Most patients take on the identity of being “the problem.” Revive’s counseling techniques focus on helping patients to see themselves as part of the solution instead of the problem. Our clinical teamwork with each patient to determine a plan for success that includes cultivating mindful awareness, nutrition, fitness, and ongoing support.

 

 

Assessment

Our approach starts with a thorough assessment of your physical, emotional and mental health. It’s designed to identify barriers to your recovery and determine your capacity for behavior change, and personal growth. Our team uses the assessment to develop your personalized treatment plan.

 

Introduction to the basic principles of the treatment program,  covering your rights and confidentiality laws is the initial orientation to the program at Revive.  Most importantly, we set expectations and review your daily responsibilities. We have the tools for greater health, but it is up to you to use them. We want you to feel comfortable with the treatment.  Feel free to use this opportunity to ask questions and voice concerns.

 

Q & A

What is the treatment process?
Our approach starts with a thorough assessment of the patient’s physical, emotional and mental health to help us develop a personalized treatment plan, and determine what their protocol will be. Our physician then prescribes nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) to be administered intravenously under the supervision of our trained medical staff.

All of our treatments are outpatient in nature. Throughout the course of treatment, patients may receive additional counseling and alternative therapies that can include everything from emotional and spiritual healing to innovative approaches to neurological enhancements like rTMS and HBOT.


How long does it take?

While we personalize every NAD+ treatment to each person’s individual needs, a typical addiction detox treatment is 10+ days and a typical day of infusion is 2-6 hours.

 

How does it help with chronic illness?
Chronic illness affects millions of people. These conditions typically do not have a cure and are managed through medication and lifestyle changes. For many people, it is difficult to do the things they enjoy and often leads to depression and a feeling of hopelessness.

NAD+ treatment has been shown to be capable of dramatically reducing symptoms of these illnesses by boosting the body’s natural cell repair.

How does it help chronic stress?
Long-term stress can have a negative effect on our mental and physical health. It impedes our sleep, digestion, healing and cognitive abilities. Chronic stress can be an underlying contributor to autoimmune diseases, heart disease, osteoarthritis, obesity, depression, anxiety and more.

Our NAD+ protocols can restore mitochondrial function, which boosts physical and mental energy throughout the body.

 

How does it promote healthy aging?
Our bodies ability to fight inflammation and repair itself declines with age. Cells rely on restorative enzymes, such as sirtuins and PARPs, to help reduce symptoms associated with aging. These enzymes heavily depend on NAD+, which is also known to decline with age. Replenishing your body with NAD+  will promote cellular regeneration through necessary repair enzymes.

 

How much does it cost?
The price for NAD at Revive Treatment Center can range from $6,000 to $17,000, depending on the specific program that is recommended for you and discussed with Revive Treatment Center staff.

For reference, a typical 10-day treatment is $13,500.

While every treatment is highly personalized to the needs of each individual, a typical 10-day treatment includes treatment includes:

  • 10 days of high concentration NAD+ intravenous infusions
  • Upgraded nutrient with FastVitaminPush
  • Ketamine
  • A number of additional therapies like rTMS, HBOT (or other alternative therapies based upon what the patient needs.)  
  • Mental/Emotional/Psychological counseling

 

Is this covered by health insurance or wellness plans?
While we are not yet a Medicare / Medicaid provider and are unable to file claims directly with your insurance company, we do, however, offer financing options through Care Credit and accept all major credit cards.

 

What sets Revive Treatment Center apart from other NAD treatment facilities?
We feel confident about our ability to properly treat patients with our NAD program because of our extensive experience and official training that other centers may not have.

We make each patient’s treatment completely customized to his or her individual case. Revive offers a comprehensive initial consultation and creates a NAD protocol that best serves the patient’s health goals and needs. No two patients treatments will ever be exactly alike.

 

 

 

References:

Neurological:

[4] Pubmed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27882448

[5] Pubmed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2751359/

Anti-Aging:

[10] Current-Opinion.com: https://web.mit.edu/biology/guarente/references/15.pdf

[11] ScienceMag.org: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/350/6265/1208

https://www.nadtreatmentcenter.com/cost-of-iv-nad-therapy

Addiction & Recovery:

[9] DrugRehab.org: https://www.drugrehab.org/what-is-nad-brain-restoration-for-addiction/

Metabolic Function:

[6] Aspet Journal: https://jpet.aspetjournals.org/content/324/3/883

[7] Georgia State Uni: https://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/Organic/nad.html

[8] Pubmed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4487780/