How NAD+ Optimises Brain Function
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) is a coenzyme — almost like a vitamin — that reacts with oxygen in the cell’s mitochondria in order to create energy for physical activity, Cardio-respiratory function breathing, sugar and fat metabolism and digestion and balanced neurological ( brain) functions.
NAD enables the transfer of energy from the foods we eat to energy production to fuel all cellular activity including cellular communication.
Interestingly, NAD+ also increases a group of proteins called ‘sirtuins’ that are crucial in not only ‘turning off’ genes that accelerate degenerative ageing processes but in actually repairing damaged DNA.
As NAD+ levels decline, mitochondrial function is impaired so much so that mitochondrial death ensues. Given that Mitochondria are the ‘powerhouses’ that maintain all normal cellular processes, this mitochondrial depletion (also called NAD Energy Deficiency, or NED) results in many of the physical symptoms of ageing and degenerative processes. These include the development of symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, substance abuse, depression, stress, anxiety and various other chronic illnesses.
NAD+ BT ( Brain Therapy) works by providing the brain and body with NAD (combined with high dose antioxidants and amino acids that have the potential to reverse NAD+ depletion related dysfunctions).
Through an intravenous infusion followed by prescription only NAD supplement boosters, NAD BT+ has been shown to help the body produce the essential energy component of cells (ATP) and in doing, so protect and repair DNA.
DNA repair has the end result of boosting the normal function of the immune system, helping lower cholesterol, blood sugar and thus blood pressure, and as a ‘god like’ neurotransmitter it can stimulate and normalise the production of dopamine, serotonin, and noradrenaline, thereby improving mood and mental acuity.
Research into NAD+ as a potential therapy for age-related degenerative disease has been led by Australian investigators, the most prominent being Dr Ross Grant, Head of the Australasian Research Institute. Compelling research shows that NAD+ has a unique ability to protect tissues as well as induce DNA repair, and thus potentially increase life span.
Studies done in the early 1960’s demonstrated the efficacy and safety of IV NAD in detoxifying patients from alcohol, opiates, tranquilizers and stimulants. Current research also indicates that NAD deficiencies may trigger a host of metabolic and degenerative diseases — including obesity, Type II diabetes, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s.
When using NAD BT+ protocols for addiction or stress treatment, neurochemical imbalances can be restored promoting healthy functioning usually within ten days or less.
“I have personal experience in the dramatic effects of the ‘Brain Boost’ two hour infusions in improving mental clarity and reducing procrastination in professional clients. What has been mind opening is the incredible success we have achieved in treating addiction patients ( from opiates to benzos to meth amphetamine) and seeing the incredible gains the have made in only five to 10 IV treatments,” Dr Jeremy Cumpston said.