NAD+ Intravenous Therapy

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Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD+) is a biomolecule that’s present in all living cells. NAD+’s purpose in the body is to maintain and facilitate cell function. Although our bodies are able to create, maintain and use NAD+, this doesn’t necessarily mean that we produce enough of it. When we’re children we produce the most of these chemicals and when we’re aged 60+ we produce the least. 

NAD+ levels in our body affect sleep, concentration, and overall neurological function. If you’ve had concussions or brain trauma, NAD+ therapy is a powerful tool to assist your body in re-aligning neurological function. We often describe it as a way to reboot your nervous system. Use the form below to contact us.

What is NAD+ Therapy? 

NAD+ therapy is the process of increasing the body’s level of Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide. In the same way that you might take a supplement to increase the amount of Vitamin D in the body, NAD+ therapy increases the amount of Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide in your system. 

There are multiple ways to introduce NAD+ into the body including orally and intravenously. Oral supplements must be processed before they can be used to benefit the body and Due to this, the effective of the bioavailability of oral NAD+ supplementation can’t be measured, which may mean you don’t get the full effects of the treatment. 

At Sturges Family Practice, we administer NAD+ supplementation via intravenous therapy. This type of NAD+ therapy bypasses the digestive system and delivers Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide directly to the bloodstream. As the body is able to use NAD+ in this form, the bioavailability of the dosage is more accurate, and the benefits are often more pronounced. 

What Does NAD+ help with?

As Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide is used in every cell interaction, NAD+ therapy can have a considerable impact on many functions. Many people maintain that NAD+ therapy can:

Boosting Metabolism 

Your metabolism determines how much energy is used to maintain the body, even when you are not engaging in any physical activity. A slow metabolism typically means you gain weight more easily and is also associated with decreased energy levels.

Although it’s natural for your metabolism to slow down as you get older, many people struggle to deal with the corresponding weight gain and fatigue. As Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide plays a significant role in metabolic rate, NAD+ can be used to speed up your metabolism, thus preventing related weight gain and relieving feelings of lethargy.

Reducing Pain 

People experience pain for many different reasons, from acute injuries to chronic conditions. Given time, acute injuries often heal themselves, but you may experience pain and discomfort while the body repairs itself. NAD+ can speed up this process to aid healing and minimize pain in the process.

Furthermore, NAD+ therapy is often used by people with debilitating chronic conditions, such as fibromyalgia. With the potential to repair DNA and improve mitochondrial function, it’s possible that NAD+ therapy could provide long-term relief for people with chronic conditions, as well as short-term pain reduction. 

A Promising Therapy for Addiction

Overcoming addiction can be difficult, particularly if you experience withdrawal symptoms while detoxing. Intense cravings along with unpleasant physical symptoms during the withdrawal process are a major cause of relapses. 

NAD+ therapy is often chosen as a form of therapy when going through the detox process. Its ability to repair cells and increase the number of nutrients around the brain are believed to reduce or eradicate cravings, enhance energy levels and offer better mental clarity. 

As NAD+ can be used to overcome any type of craving, it is promising form of therapy for all types of addiction, including alcohol, nicotine and opioids.

Chronic Fatigue

The cause of chronic fatigue syndrome is unknown, but its debilitating effects are quite apparent. While many existing treatments involve minimizing the symptoms of CFS, NAD+ therapy can be used to repair the body at a cellular level. This gives the body the material it needs to produce higher energy levels, thus minimizing the impact of fatigue.  


NAD+ therapy can facilitate a healthy sleep schedule by promoting relaxation. When the body’s cells aren’t functioning adequately, it affects our sleep cycles. Furthermore, inadequate functioning may lead to a range of issues that cause secondary insomnia, such as depression and anxiety. By repairing this damage NAD+ enables you to overcome insomnia and promotes healthier sleep habits. 


A concussion is a type of temporary brain injury that typically occurs due to a bump or knock on the head. While the affected tissue heals, you may experience a range of physical, emotional and mental symptoms. By speeding up the healing process with NAD+ therapy, you can minimize the amount of time it takes to recover from a concussion and eradicate these unpleasant symptoms. 


Amongst other things, Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide helps to regulate the metabolic and circadian cycles, as well as being a regulator for new proteins. Due to this, increasing the levels of NAD+ in your body protects DNA for longer and prevents inflammation and wear and tear. As a result, the risk of developing age-related conditions can decrease and existing age-related damage can be reversed.

How long does NAD therapy last? 

Many people find that the benefits of NAD+ therapy are long-lasting and life-affirming. While the specific length of time NAD+ therapy takes depends on a number of factors, including your age and existing health issues, most people find that treatments last 6-12 months.

Can NAD+ Therapy Reverse Aging? 

NAD+ therapy can reverse aging. While nothing can technically reduce aging, NAD+ therapy has shown to minimize the symptoms of aging, such as cognitive decline, memory loss, reduced energy levels, and decreased metabolic rate.  

Is NAD IV therapy safe?

Absolutely. Providing you choose a reputable treatment provider, NAD IV therapy is considered to be safe.

Is NAD+ Therapy Covered by Insurance?

Insurance companies have different rules and regulations regarding what treatments and providers are covered. To determine whether your insurance policy covers NAD+ therapy, check the terms of your policy or talk to your NAD+ treatment provider to find out whether they are an approved therapy provider.