What is NAD+ & what are its benefits?
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) naturally occurs within our bodies. It is a coenzyme that is the very life force, the energy behind how we function every day. NAD+ combined with NAD Therapy keeps us healthy and allows us to live full, happy lives.
NAD+ is a metabolic enzyme that exists in every cell, tissue and organ in the human body. It reacts with oxygen in the mitochondria of your cells to create energy. This is the energy you use to think, breathe, digest food, and keeps your heart beating and the blood circulating. You cannot live without NAD+. It is essential for producing Adenosine triphosphate (ATP). This is the energy your body needs to function. ATP has more than 100 functions to keep us healthy every day.
You need metabolic enzymes to grow new cells, and to repair and maintain your tissues and organs in a healthy condition. These enzymes take carbohydrates and fat and balance them for optimal health. They remodel, repair and restructure every cell in the body. So you need a sufficient supply to replenish those lost as we live our lives to remain healthy.
How does NAD+ deficiency affect the body?
As human beings we all need energy to function. And, 90% of our energy comes from the biochemical processes within the cells in our bodies. Every cell has a specific function that uses this energy to operate efficiently. These cells are often referred to as powerplants as they produce the energy needed to fuel the human system. These powerplants are your mitochondrion. These cells take the glucose from the food you eat as you metabolise and digest it. Most of these powerplants need a specific coenzyme to produce the energy. Without this energy they cannot function. NAD+ is that coenzyme your powerplants need to produce and maintain energy levels. When you have a NAD+ energy deficiency, you will lack metabolic energy at a cellular level to fuel your cells to keep you in good health. This can cause a wide range of conditions, including:
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Substance abuse
- Memory loss
- Weak immune system
- Severe headaches
- Problems sleeping
- Trouble concentrating and focusing
- And other chronic illnesses
Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide
Higher Quality of Life
“The greater the amount of usable metabolic energy and available quantity thereof, the higher the quality of life and functioning. The brain, for example, uses ten times more metabolic energy than any other organ and has a very limited supply of metabolic energy, which has to be replenished continuously.” (Theo Verwey, Clinical Psychologist and NAD Expert).
“It’s simple. NAD is a coenzyme facilitating the process where sugar (pyruvate) transforms to lactate. The heart muscle only uses lactic acid as its major source of energy. Two well-known factors reduce NAD in the body and that is alcohol (part of the liver detox process) and exercise.” (Dr George Coetzee, MBChB).
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“Research indicated, that the average person requires approximately 50kg of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is the basic form of chemical energy for all life, every day, in order to function. Almost 36kg of NAD is used in the cells to produce ATP. In order to accomplish this, the NAD must be recycled in the body. The average person’s body contains approximately 16g of NAD and this must be recycled 2160 times, to enable the body to produce enough energy” (Theo Verwey, MSc).
“Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD) is most important for energy. If you have too little NAD, some of your enzymatic reactions do not function and then you cannot produce energy. You cannot produce ATP. NAD supplements must also be added to the minimum maintenance. NAD is a very particular ingredient; it is an essential ingredient of your body. If you do not have it, none of your systems function and this includes your brain. If you do not have any NAD, you die; it is as simple as that.” (Dr Henry Davis, MBChB – Behavioural – Genetic Perspective, in D. Steyn and T. Verwey, Dreams for Fragile People).
Nad+ IV therapy process
Your initial consultation will be conducted by our Medical Practitioner and Registered Nurse, and will consist of a general medical examination and consultation, which will consider your current lifestyle, health and primary concerns.
This consultation process may take up to 45 minutes to complete depending on your current health concerns. The initial consultation is priced at $150. Once you complete the assessment and have paid the deposit, your NAD is custom compounded to order. Please note all individuals are different and some may need further treatment outside the initial recommended treatment plan.
NAD IV Therapy is available at – The Life Enhancement Clinic
Please visit www.TLEC.com.au or call 02 4211 4000 to book your treatment today!