You know that I’m constantly in search of cutting-edge approaches to boost not just my well-being but also yours. Well, for the past few months, I’ve been diving into the world of NAD+ (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) IV treatments. Yep, I took the plunge, and I’m here to spill the tea on what it’s done for my energy levels, sleep quality, cardiovascular health, and so much more.
What is NAD+?
For the uninitiated, NAD+ is a coenzyme found in all living cells. It plays a critical role in hundreds of metabolic processes in our body. The big issue? Our NAD+ levels decline as we age, which can lead to a host of problems like fatigue, cognitive decline, and even increased vulnerability to diseases.
That’s where NAD+ IV therapy comes in. It’s designed to replenish your cellular levels of NAD+, enabling your cells to function optimally. Intrigued? I was too! That’s why I decided to give it a shot.
The Before: Setting the Stage
Prior to starting my NAD+ journey, I was hitting a mid-afternoon slump pretty consistently. My sleep was “meh,” at best, often waking up feeling like I needed another eight hours. Cardio? Don’t even get me started. My endurance levels were as flat as a pancake.
The Experiment: NAD+ IV Timeline
I started the NAD+ IV sessions four months ago. Here’s a breakdown of what I did:
- Week 1-2: Initial high-dose sessions
- Week 4: Follow-up session
- Month 2-4: Monthly maintenance
Week 1-8: Feelin’ The Surge
After the first two high-dose sessions, I felt as though I’d unlocked a new level of existence. I noticed a substantial increase in my energy levels. No more afternoon crashes; I was powering through my day like a Tesla on a full charge.
Week 8-12: Counting Sheep No More
Around the second month, the most magical thing happened — my sleep improved! I started waking up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world. Research has indicated that NAD+ plays a role in resetting the body’s internal clock, which might explain my newfound sleep success. Check out this study for the science buffs among you.
Month 3-4: Cardiovascular Improvements
By the third and fourth month, not only did I have more energy and better sleep, but my cardio workouts also felt easier. I was able to push myself harder and longer during my exercise routines. It makes sense since NAD+ helps the mitochondria, your cellular powerhouses, perform better. Here’s a study that talks about NAD+ and heart health.
The After: It’s Worth The Hype
So, four months in, do I think NAD+ IV therapy is worth it? Absolutely. My energy levels are consistently high, my sleep has improved dramatically, and my cardio workouts are no longer the struggle bus they used to be.
Could it be placebo? Maybe. But there’s growing research that supports the benefits of NAD+ IV therapy, not just for cellular health but for improving metabolic functions and even slowing the aging process. Here’s an insightful review on its effects.
Well, here’s another article for you to check out. It gives a detailed overview of how NAD+ IV therapy is becoming a sought-after treatment for chronic conditions and age-related decline.
I must note that NAD+ IV therapy isn’t for everyone and should only be done under medical supervision. Always consult with a healthcare provider for personalized advice.
Wrapping It Up
All in all, my personal experiment with NAD+ IV has been a game-changer. If you’re considering diving into the world of NAD+ treatments, my experience says it’s worth exploring.
- “NAD+ in Brain Aging and Neurodegenerative Disorders” – Cell Metabolism
- “Exogenous supplemental NAD+ protect myocardium against myocardial ischemic/reperfusion injury in swine model”
– Circulation Research
- “Emerging Therapeutic Roles for NAD+ Metabolism in Mitochondrial and Age-Related Disorders” – Clinica Chimica Acta
- “The rise of NAD+ and its role in skin homeostasis” – Journal of Dermatological Science