We consulted with Clinical Nurse Manager Megan Whiting in last month’s blog IV Therapy: Preparation and Safety Guidelines. Megan is the American Center for Biological Medicine (ACBM) resident expert on all IV Therapy related treatment options. In our last consultation with Megan, we learned the benefits of IV Therapy and delivery.
We want to consult with Megan again about a more specific IV Therapy treatment option at the ACBM–NAD IV Therapy. We asked who might benefit from this therapy, what NAD IV Therapy is, how often patients should be receiving treatments, and why NAD IV Therapy serves as an apt treatment option.
What is NAD IV Therapy?
NAD stands for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, which is a B-vitamin derivative. NAD is very important in the production of energy in the body. NAD can jumpstart the “brain” of the cell known as the mitochondria and help to improve all the jobs the cell is responsible for. This includes everything from shifting electrolytes in and out of the cell to processing vitamin and supplementation. The potency of the NAD allows for better absorption by bypassing the digestive tract and being delivered straight into the cells.
What are the 5 major ways that most people benefit from NAD IV Therapy?
Megan says that NAD works rapidly to repair cells throughout the body and neurons in the brain. NAD helps your cells convert food into energy by acting as an electron transporter during cell metabolism. A constant supply of NAD is needed for the activation of PARPs, which detect and repair damaged DNA. When your NAD levels are increased, your cells produce more energy, your good genes are “turned on,” DNA is repaired, and many other functions are optimized. NAD is also used in processes such as metabolizing alcohol and converting lactate to pyruvate in the body.
Megan continues by saying that five major ways that most people benefit from NAD IV Therapy are:
- Increased energy
- Improved mental clarity, improved focus and concentration, and NAD IV Therapy has even been linked to reducing the risk of dementia
- Provides a healthier immune system
- Helps with addiction and/or substance abuse
- Reduces stress and anxiety
Who can benefit from NAD IV Therapy?
Megan says, “Anyone and everyone as NAD IV Therapy increases energy, mental clarity, improves focus and concentration, improves moods, memory, and even eyesight!”
Why would you recommend NAD IV Therapy?
Since NAD is such a powerful and prolific molecule in the body, high dose IV therapy can be helpful for many different conditions including:
- Brain Injury
- Chronic Fatigue
- Chronic Pain
- Mitochondrial Disease
- Substance Abuse
When and how often should patients be treated with NAD IV Therapy?
Megan says that protocols may vary, but it is typically recommended to do a series of ten treatments administered daily for the duration of the treatments.
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About Megan Whiting, RN, Clinical Manager
Megan Whiting has been a part of the American Center for Biological Medicine (ACBM) since 2013. She is a proud leader at the ACBM and has a passion for supporting and educating every patient that walks in the door. She takes patient safety seriously and finds the constant flow of new information to be one of the most exciting aspects of her job. Megan is a part of the American Holistic Nursing Association as well as the Infusion Nursing Society. She is passionate about the biological approach at the ACBM and feels privileged with the opportunity to serve patients and be a part of their stories.