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NAD+ for Healthy Pregnancy

In August 2017, scientific research from Australia’s Victor Chang Institute, linked low NAD+ levels to birth defects and miscarriage.

In their publication “We discuss the cause of Birth Defects and Miscarriages” by Professor Sally Dunwoodie, Director, Victor Chang Cardiac Research unit, the research team concluded if NAD levels are low an embryo does not properly develop.

The research in this field is a world first and of significant interest to physicians and medical professionals working in maternal health.

“The ramifications are likely to be huge, this has the potential to significantly reduce the number of miscarriage and birth defects around the world, and I do not use those words lightly.” said Professor Dunwoodie.

An estimated 7.9 million babies are born with significant congenital malformations globally each year and roughly one in four women will have at least one miscarriage. “Some 80% of birth defects had no known cause. NAD levels could explain a significant proportion of these malformations” says Professor Dunwoodie.

2017 Research published in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that “a disruption of NAD synthesis caused a deficiency of NAD and congenital malformations in Humans and in Mice”

The authors suggested giving women Vitamin B3(Niacin) supplements of up to 10 x recommended daily allowance before and during pregnancy could significantly cut the rate of miscarriages and congenital abnormality.

Another means of raising NAD+ would be through a simple infusion and up to a maximum of two custom compounded NAD+ tablets daily.

A recent US study of over 560 women taking pregnancy multivitamins found that one third had low levels of Vitamin B3 in their first trimester of pregnancy, suggesting pregnant women were either not absorbing enough Niacin from the foods that they ate, or they may need more Niacin than pregnancy supplements provide.

Increasing NAD+ through Intravenous or oral prescription of a vitamin b3 derivatives can support healthy pregnancies. If your trying for a baby, consider raising your NAD+ levels as a healthy preparation.

How we can help?

We look forward to supporting you both prior to conception and during your pregnancy.

Following an initial no out of pocket consultation with our Medical Director, Dr Cumpston, you might be suitable for a top up NAD+ IV infusion followed by prescription only oral NAD+ and Nicotinamide Riboside supplements. Our NAD+ medical clinic is centrally located in Bondi Junction Sydney, we have private infusion facilities, there is no downtime and medical certificates are available as required.

Additional resources:

Sydney Morning Herald – “Breakthrough discovery finds cause and potential preventative for miscarriage, multiple births defects”