How Does IV NAD Work?
Our cells continuously produce energy making it possible for us to think, move, play and make sense of the world around us. In a process called “cellular respiration” adenosine triphosphate (ATP) molecules are produced through glucose and oxygen. NADH is crucial in this ATP production process. In this process NAD+ picks up an electron from glucose at which it becomes NADH (By using intravenous NADH instead of NAD+ we short cut this process) und ultimately carries it like a cargo transport to the mitochondria – the factory of the cell – to produce ATP – the energy currency of life. Supporting this process by administering IV NADH may benefit patients in the following areas:
- Mental clarity
- Improved memory
- Improving athletic performance
- Eliminate free radicals
- Reduce brain fog
Without going too much into cellular science and chemistry, to summarize: NADH is involved in the following complex metabolic processes: Glycolysis, oxidation of pyruvate to acetyl CoA, fermentation, and the citric acid cycle.
This multitalented cofactor may support the following beneficial functions:
- NADH is an antioxidant boosting the production of Nitric Oxide that can eliminate free radicals and protect your brain cells. It also relaxes blood vessels in your brain increasing cerebral blood flow.
- NADH is able to repair cell and DNA damage and stimulates your immune system
- NADH provides electrons for ATP production which fuels mitochondria in brain cells thus improving cognitive energy.
- NADH has shown to stimulate the production of neurotransmitters such as dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin. The increase of these neurotransmitters can improve memory, learning, cognition, recall and mood.