Learn The Science Of NAD+ IV Therapy


NAD+ IV therapy (see research) is a safe and efficient way to improve your body's metabolic processes. By boosting your NAD levels, you can enjoy increased energy, mental clarity, and overall health and wellness. Additionally, NAD+ helps patients undergoing substance abuse treatments.

Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about this powerful treatment and how our NAD+ IV therapy in San Diego can help you renew your mind and body health today.

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What Is NAD+ Therapy?

NAD stands for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide.  All living cells have this coenzyme and it plays a major role in powering energy production pathways and metabolic processes. Scientists discovered and started studying NAD in the early 1900s, but only recently has the medical field begun to understand its benefits and wellness potential. 

Studies have shown that this powerful molecule helps deter the effects of aging in both mind and body.  Aging impacts every part of the body, from how we look to how organs function.  NAD lengthens the protective caps (telomeres) situated at the ends of chromosomes. These naturally get shorter over time, but with help from NAD, you can prolong your body's health and lifespan. Not only is NAD an anti-aging molecule, it's also been known to boost energy levels, mental clarity, cognition, and digestion.

How Does NAD+ Therapy Work?

The nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide has one active and one inactive form. The active form is known as NAD+, and the inactive form, NADH. The body produces NAD naturally, but it decreases as we age.  Less NAD leads to cellular aging that affects the mind and body.

NAD+ is sometimes called the "helper molecule" because it connects to other enzymes, activates them, and generates molecular reactions.  Some proteins responsible for carrying out biological processes can only function properly when bound to and activated by a coenzyme. 

Doctors and scientists are particularly interested in studying how professionals can use NAD to help patients maintain healthy biological processes. 

For example, NAD plays a significant role in reducing oxidation reactions, which work to convert food into energy.  NAD can also help regulate metabolic and circadian rhythms, preserve DNA, and reduce the effects of aging by increasing SIRT1 and PARP1 proteins.

An NAD+ IV drip is a sure way to receive the molecule's full benefits because your body will absorb the most coenzymes and convert them into molecular energy.  NAD treatments in San Diego generally last from four to fourteen days, depending on the type of treatment and the individual.

Who Is a Good Candidate for NAD+ Therapy?

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Anyone can receive NAD+ therapy, and you don't have to wait until you experience medical conditions to reap the benefits of treatment. In fact, NAD+ therapy is a great way to maintain whole-body wellness.

Although there is no ideal candidate for NAD+ therapy, certain people may find treatments particularly beneficial. These include patients who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction, athletes, 50+ patients who want to improve mental and physical performance, and anyone who needs to restore their levels of NAD+ for cell and tissue regeneration.  

If you could use a brain and body boost, you're a great candidate for NAD+ therapy!

What Are The Benefits Of NAD+

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Research has shown that NAD therapy helps a variety of conditions. Infusions activate the brain's neural functions, resulting in better mental cognition, clarity, focus, and memory recall. Patients who receive treatment often feel less groggy, more alert, and have a general feeling of wellness as they take on daily activities and tasks. 

The boost in brain function are also helpful in patients suffering from anxiety, depression, and mood disorders.

Reduce Pain

Supplementing your body's natural NAD+ levels through IV can reduce muscle inflammation and help you recover quicker from injuries. It also assists in activating poly ADP-ribose polymerases, which repairs damaged DNA. 

Boost Energy

Receiving NAD+ intravenously gives your body's cells a boost. The boost in energy can help if you are struggling with chronic fatigue, burnout, illness, or the effects of aging. 

NAD+ also improves metabolism. A finely-tuned metabolism helps with weight management and blood sugar problems. If these issues are controlled, you'll also feel more energetic.

How NAD+ Infusion Therapy Boosts Your Energy Levels and Metabolism

Metabolism is how the body uses energy to maintain itself. As we age, our metabolism naturally slows and can lead to low energy levels and weight gain. Restoring NAD levels can help boost metabolic functions, resulting in more energy and weight loss. 

Through chemical reactions, food gets converted into energy that the cells use. NAD's role is to accept and dole out electrons used in metabolism during the cell respiration process. It also assists the liver in breaking down essential fats that provide the body with energy.

Reverse Signs of Aging

NAD helps reverse the signs of aging by regulating the metabolic and circadian rhythms and new proteins. The coenzyme also protects your DNA, which gets damaged by free radicals, duplication errors, and everyday wear and tear. NAD helps to correct damage and restore appearance, health, and overall quality of life. 

Aid in Addiction Recovery


NAD+ IV therapy is an alternative way to treat patients undergoing addiction recovery. Instead of taking medication and potentially suffering from side effects while dealing with withdrawal, patients can receive the NAD IV to replace essential vitamins and nutrients. 

NAD also reduces withdrawal symptoms by fusing opiate receptors. This helps individuals overcome drug and alcohol cravings, protects the brain, and accelerates addiction recovery

Additional benefits for addiction and recovery include restored energy levels, improved mood, cell restoration, boosted brain function, and enhanced cognitive clarity.

Delay or Prevent the Onset of Certain Diseases

Although more research is needed, some scientists have found a connection between NAD and certain metabolic and cardiovascular diseases. Studies have also shown that lowered NAD+ levels can be linked to diabetes, liver disease, and other conditions. 

Combat Depression

NAD boosts serotonin in the brain. When someone suffers from depression, anxiety, insomnia, and bipolar disorder, serotonin(the "happy" molecule) gets altered and affects the brain's state. With help from NAD+ IV therapy, you can alter your mood by supplementing and replenishing your serotonin levels.

Improve General Wellbeing

General wellbeing plays a vital role in body and brain functions. After the body breaks down vitamin B, it forms NAD, which then influences a wide range of processes that impact everyday physical and mental performance. 

NAD can help reverse signs of aging by improving the look of your skin, hair, and nails. It can also protect DNA, regulate your body's rhythms, and turn food into energy.

Help with Weight Management

NAD helps your body use food more efficiently, meaning it works to speed up metabolic reactions. The faster your body burns calories, the easier it is to lose weight. NAD IV therapy also keeps your metabolism running smoothly so that your body converts food into energy instead of fat.

Improve Athletic Performance

You can improve your athletic performance by using NAD IV therapy to maintain healthy muscles. NAD can help reduce inflammation, build stronger muscles, and aids in repairing muscles quicker. 

This powerful coenzyme also improves cognitive function and boosts energy levels, both of which will benefit you during physical activities.

Improve Cognitive Function

As we age, our cognitive abilities naturally decline. We may forget things and think slower as we try and learn new things. Fortunately, NAD+ increases neural function, protects brain cells, and promotes mitochondrial biogenesis. With NAD+ IV therapy, you can increase your memory and learning speed and protect yourself from disorders like Alzheimer's and dementia.

Benefits of NAD+ Infusion Therapy for Your Brain

An NAD+ infusion helps keep the brain running smoothly and efficiently by restoring the proteins that slow the effects of neurodegenerative diseases and cognitive decline

Benefits include improved mental clarity, neurological function, brain cell regeneration, memory, and focus and concentration.

What To Expect (Before & After NAD+ Treatment)

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NAD+ IV therapy San Diego will work with you to understand your health goals and conditions to determine which NAD+ treatment plan will work best for your unique situation. Depending on the type of treatment you receive, you may be hooked up to an IV for  (2-4 hours) over the course of a couple of days.

During the infusion, you may feel some stomach and head pain, but this will pass. As your treatment continues, you may experience an elevated mood. You're welcome to relax during your therapy by watching TV, reading a book, or using your personal device. 

After NAD+ treatment, you may experience some short-term side effects like a mild headache and stomach pain. (In most cases those sensations stop within a few minutes after the IV ends) 

Your results may last between one to two weeks, depending on your condition. (effects on addiction, DNA repair, and mental health changes last much longer)

How Much Does NAD+ IV Therapy Cost?

As an NAD+ treatment provider in San Diego, we will tailor your treatment plan to your specific needs, considering your symptoms, health goals, and lab work. With that in mind, a single NAD+ IV therapy session can range anywhere from around $600 to $1000.


NAD+ IV therapy is an effective way to increase your body's natural NAD levels, treat various health conditions, and reduce the effects of aging. Treatments can improve physical and mental performance, boost energy and metabolism, and aid patients in sobriety recovery.

iThriveMD’s NAD+ IV therapy in San Diego may be the perfect solution for you if you’re looking to improve your mental and physical health on a holistic level. Contact us today for more information and to book a consultation.

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