Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, also known as NAD+, is a critical coenzyme found in every cell in the human body with far-reaching health benefits.
Involved in hundreds of metabolic processes, it was discovered that NAD+ levels decline with age. This discovery and the means to replenish NAD+ in the body has led to NAD+ becoming one of the most sought-after anti-aging supplements available today, which is why it is sometimes referred to as “the fountain of youth.”
Here are five specific ways that NAD+ plays an important role in health and well-being:
NAD+ is important in helping the body’s conversion of food into cellular fuel.
Food must be digested down to its smallest metabolic components: sugars, fats, and amino acids. These metabolic components are then used by the mitochondria for energy.
When we are young, the body has plenty of energy due to cells performing at their best. However, this process slows down and becomes less efficient as we get older. By restoring the health of the mitochondria, NAD+ restores overall cellular health.
Increasing NAD+ in brain cells helps support cognitive function and neuroplasticity with the creation of enzymes. More and more evidence suggests that NAD+ might play several important roles in brain health, and has positive effects on brain functioning such as neurotransmission, learning, and memory.
When NAD+ is supported, the body’s cells are more efficient at converting food to fuel. This can help us more effectively use insulin, cholesterol, and help the body to have a normal inflammatory response.
One of the most metabolically active types of cells in the body are liver cells. Liver cells are constantly metabolizing the substances we produce in our bodies as well as detoxifying substances. When we support NAD+ production, we support these essential cells and reduce the potential for fat to deposit in the liver while promoting a normal inflammatory response.
As previously mentioned, NAD+ is often referred to as the “fountain of youth.” Supporting NAD+ production has been shown in animal studies to slow the usual ravages of aging.
While oral NAD+ supplements exist, the body loses much of the NAD+ during the digestive process. At Nova Vita Wellness Centers we believe that IV infusion provides the maximum NAD+ benefits as it allows for the best bioavailability (the amount of NAD+ actually used by the body).
Schedule an infusion today or give us a call at (956) 335 0250 to learn more.