NAD IV Specialist

Rehab Wellness

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine & Medical Spa located in West Hollywood, CA & Thousand Oaks, Thousand Oaks, CA

If you’re feeling tired and lacking in energy, it could be due to a lack of NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide). NAD is vital for helping your body feel youthful and energetic, so Katrina Babcock, DO, and her team at Rehab Wellness in West Hollywood and Thousand Oaks, California, provide NAD IV therapy for patients who need a boost. Call Rehab Wellness today to find out more about NAD IV or schedule an appointment using the online tool.

NAD IV

What is NAD?

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide is a substance that’s in all the cells in your body. You need NAD for healthy cell function, particularly the mitochondria in your cells that play a role in metabolism.

When you’re a child, your body has high levels of NAD in its cells. It’s the reason children so often seem to have endless amounts of energy. Unfortunately, aging reduces NAD levels, which means the mitochondria in the cells don’t work as efficiently.

The result is a reduction in energy levels and the feeling of age creeping up on you. So fundamental is the link between the activity of your mitochondria and your health that researchers are starting to see connections between failing mitochondria and common, life-altering conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, and diabetes.

What’s the best way to increase levels of NAD?

You can buy NAD supplements that contain nicotinamide riboside, which is a form of vitamin B3. Your body can convert nicotinamide riboside into NAD, but as with any oral supplement, much of the product passes through your digestive system without being absorbed.  

At Rehab Wellness, you can benefit from having NAD via an intravenous (IV) infusion. This method bypasses your digestive system, delivering the NAD straight into your bloodstream. NAD IV makes it possible for you to absorb far higher levels of NAD than you could if you were taking an oral supplement.

What happens during NAD IV therapy?

Receiving NAD IV therapy at Rehab Wellness is a pleasant, relaxing experience, very similar to spending time at a spa. Initially, you’ll feel a brief sting as the IV needle goes into your vein. Once it’s in place, you can relax while the NAD infusion drips gradually into your bloodstream.

You need to stay still for the duration of your treatment, which typically takes about 40 minutes. You’re free to relax however you wish though, whether that’s reading, emailing friends, or having a power nap. After your session, you can get on with your day as normal.

NAD IV is a safe and effective way of boosting your overall well-being and restoring your energy levels. To take advantage of this natural method of enhancing your vitality, call Rehab Wellness today or book an appointment online.