For years, scientists have been exploring minerals, proteins, vitamins, hormones, and many other cellular components with the hope of finding the secret to a healthy and long life.
Scientists now believe that they have found the closest thing a fountain of youth in a cellular compound known as nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide or NAD+
NAD+ is a compound found in every cell in the body. This cellular compound plays a vital role in regulating how fast your cells age. NAD+ also helps transfer energy from glucose and fatty acids to the mitochondria which then transform them to cellular energy.
Health benefits of NAD+
Has anti-aging properties
Research shows that NAD+ levels decline as we age and this impacts every process that depends on NAD+. An enzyme group called sirtuins largely determines how fast you age by protecting DNA and reducing inflammation.
Sirtuins rely on NAD+ to regulate the protective pathways connected to a pathology of age-related ailments. In short, sirtuins can switch genes ‘on and off’ with the help of NAD+.
- Here is why reducing inflammation is vital
Inflammation damages your DNA and other cellular structures and this can lead to cell death. When you breathe pollutants, eat inflammatory food or exposed to any toxic chemical, your cells are at risk. If you have high levels of NAD+, you cells activate enzymes that limit and correct DNA damage.
Protective enzymes like sirtuins enable your cells to thrive and to live a long life, and this gives you a better quality of life.
Helps fight addictions
NAD+ therapy doesn’t cure addiction. But it’s a therapy option that kick starts recovery by healing the brain on a cellular level. Addiction is a mental health issue and it has root causes that have no effective treatment (over 50% of addicts relapse). One of the better treatment options at the moment is psychotherapy which essentially rewires the brain.
There is a need for more research on NAD+ and its impact on addiction. But, patients using NAD+ as a detox method have seen amazing transformations.
- How is NAD+ therapy different from typical addiction treatment options?
- It restores – NAD+ boosts cellular biogenesis and helps the cells to heal.
- It’s protective – NAD+ is neuroprotective
- It’s natural – NAD+ is natural compared to the pharmaceuticals that may lead to other mental health issues in the long run.
NAD+ reduces cravings the come with opiate or alcohol withdrawal. Unlike prescription drugs like methadone, naltrexone, and suboxone, it’s a natural solution with no side effects.
How to affordably boost your NAD+ levels
NAD+ is not effective in capsule form or in drinking water. Its molecules are large and can’t be absorbed through the Gastro-Intestinal Tract. You can, however, boost NAD+ levels in the body through a direct IP or IV Injection. Clinics that offer NAD+ injections are quite popular even though they cost $1000. You also have to be on a drip for 8 hours.
A more affordable and effective option is sublingual deliver. With this option, NAD+ filters into your bloodstream through the capillaries under your tongue.