NAD+ Key to Mitochondrial Function, Longevity, Peak Athletic Performance?
IV infusion of NAD+ is gaining popularity among athletes due to the observed mitochondria ATP production that follows. Improvements in endurance, strength, stamina and athletic performance have been observed.
Treatments with combinations of vitamins and other nutrients by the intravenous or IV route of administration is gaining in use throughout the country.
Although still controversial, there are reasons to believe that the IV route of nutrient administration offers some distinct advantages over diet and even oral vitamin and nutrient supplementation. Since the bloodstream carries your nutrients to your cells, there is no more direct or complete way to deliver these nutrients than by direct IV infusion.
Many different vitamins and nutrients have been used in this setting. One nutrient that we offer at the IV nutrient center at Forum Health Austin in Austin, Texas, is Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide-usually shortened to NAD+.
NAD+ is rapidly becoming a favorite especially for individuals looking to improve mitochondrial energy production and all the many benefits associated with lots of healthy and highly functional mitochondria pumping out lots of your primary energy molecule-ATP.
NAD+ has been given IV safely for many years. In high dosages, it has been shown to eliminate cravings and reverse addiction to opiates, alcohol, and other substances. Whereas in the past, IV NAD+ was given over several hours, recent trials have demonstrated that rapid IV NAD+ infusions are safe and effective, if not somewhat uncomfortable to receive.
Combining higher doses of NAD+ (we use individual infusions of 500 mg NAD+ per session) with a fast infusion of a multivitamin IV containing B vitamins, vitamin C as well as amino acids and vital minerals (a total of 23 different vital nutrients in total) may enhance the NAD+ transportation into the mitochondria and delivers many vitamins and minerals necessary for healthy cellular and mitochondrial function.
Receiving larger doses of NAD+ in this way improves the NAD+/NADH ratio and boosts mitochondrial oxygen utilization significantly. Individuals receiving this combination of NAD+ and fast IV MultiVitamins have reported increased energy, increased strength, increased mental clarity, increased endurance, increased potency, and improved mood. Studies of NAD+ have shown that NAD+ protects DNA and has anti-aging effects including increased numbers of circulating stem cells.
A series of IV infusions of NAD+ and fast IV MultiVitamins may provide advantages over a single infusion, especially initially. After an initial series, maintenance treatments every several weeks may help to maintain the beneficial effects.
To see if you might be a good candidate to receive this Peak Performance Package or to schedule your treatment contact our office at 512-800-5309 today.
About Wally Taylor MD
Dr. Taylor practices integrative medicine at Forum Health Austin in Austin, Texas. After obtaining a degree in Zoology from the University of Texas in Austin and obtaining a general medical doctorate degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas he completed a general medical internship and residency training in head and neck surgery ENT and allergy. After 20 years of service in the US Army Medical Corps and practice in Colorado and Texas, he founded Texas Integrative now Forum Health Austin where he now offers a functional/holistic approach to disease which treats the entire individual instead of each separate symptom. He has taken this integrative approach to chronic illness for the past 25 years.
His special interests are chronic, complex illness due to environmental toxin exposures such as mold, germs, chemicals, toxic metals, and harmful electromagnetic radiation. He has found more satisfying results using this Systems BioIndividualized approach. He is board certified by the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and the American Board of Otolaryngology.
His center, Forum Health Austin, also offers IV nutritional services and detoxification protocols to healthy individuals to prevent disease, maintain peak wellness and maximize athletic performance.
Forum Health Austin’s motto is “Health and Wellness from Head to Toe”.