Did you know that NAD could help delay the onset of aging? And did you know that NAD is something the body needs for surviving, yet it declines as we age?
NAD is short for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, a coenzyme that the body requires for converting consumed food into energy and triggering biochemical reactions. Simply put, NAD is crucial for the human body to metabolize nutrients, proteins, carbohydrates and fats.
Next to regulating metabolism, NAD impacts how we form skeletal muscle and regenerate tissue. In fact, studies have shown that low NAD levels are detrimental to muscles, while elevated NAD levels could improve muscle health.
Appropriately, NAD promotes the proper functioning of our body cells. But there’s a problem: NAD levels naturally decline as we mature. This can prompt changes to our metabolism, energy levels, and body processes over time, and we can become susceptible to age-related diseases and health concerns, such as Alzheimer’s, sarcopenia, inflammation, and weakened muscles.
Read on to learn how to replenish NAD levels for optimal health, the beneficial effects of NAD IV therapy, and how to get a functional medicine consultation at our practice.
Reloading NAD Levels with the Restorative Medicine Approach
Toronto functional medicine practitioners always remind patients to visit their health care provider before trying new supplements or treatments. So prior to trying NAD IV therapy treatments, we also endorse consulting with an integrative or functional medicine practitioner; this would determine the appropriate route for boosting NAD levels.
You have a few options for improving your NAD intake, which include:
We suggest NAD IV therapy if you want to confirm a complete absorption of nutrients in your body. As one of the IV therapy drips offered by our functional medicine Toronto IV therapy clinic, NAD IV therapy naturally replenishes NAD levels, while rehydrating the body. It works like this:
Regular NAD IV therapy, combined with a functional medicine program, could contribute to health benefits that affect longevity, mental health, metabolic processes, and other aspects of wellness.
Beneficial Effects of NAD IV Therapy from Toronto
As per functional medicine wisdom, each patient is a disparate being that should be treated separately from other entities. At the IV Lounge, our approach to health care models this viewpoint, so we recommend NAD IV therapy according to your biological needs only.
With that, some of the benefits that could arise from NAD IV therapy include an improvement in energy levels, metabolism and cell vitality. Other beneficial effects may consist of:
How to Contact the IV Lounge for NAD IV Therapy
NAD IV therapy from Toronto is available at our IV Lounge – and you’re invited to meet our functional medicine health care provider, medical doctor, naturopathic doctor and nurse practitioner.
Our clinic is currently accepting new patients who want functional medicine education to help them make health care decisions. Integrative and functional medicine is practiced, with a focus on naturopathic medicine, allopathic treatments, bio-identical hormone therapy, vitamin IV therapy, acupuncture, and other modalities.
Keep in mind that your comfort is always top-of-mind! Functional medicine consultations at our practice may be conducted in-person or virtually through an encrypted telemedicine portal.
Do you have questions about NAD IV therapy from our Toronto-based IV Lounge? Let’s see how NAD could improve your energy and cognition! Call (647) 549-3484 or click here to send us a message.
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