Toronto Functional Medicine Centre is answering the frequently asked questions that clients have about the NAD+ IV therapy it offers.
The article on NAD IV Therapy FAQs begins by answering the most obvious question that patients have – "what is NAD?" Naturally formed in the body, Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) may help regulate metabolic pathways, DNA repair, and energy production. It is a coenzyme, a type of molecule that another enzyme needs for instigating chemical reactions in the body, that has a vital role in cellular functions.
When sharing how NAD is important for the human lifespan and overall optimal health, the Toronto Functional Medicine Centre asserts that it has a key role in age-related conditions. As people age, these coenzyme levels naturally reduce in the body. In fact, an article from Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal says, “By middle age, our NAD+ levels have plummeted to half that of our youth.”
Diminished NAD amounts may cause unwanted inflammation, lessen daily energy levels, and encourage the buildup of oxidative stress along with reducing muscle function, eventually triggering memory loss, and hindering metabolic reactions and cognitive function. Studies have shown that upping this supplementation may help overturn cell health, manage insulin sensitivity, and increase longevity.
Next, the blog post shares the beneficial effects of NAD supplementation. It may help improve cardiovascular health or prevent heart disease, could help lessen cravings linked to substance abuse which means it may be considered as adjunct support for addiction relapse/alcohol rehabilitation therapy, may be a key ingredient for an anti-aging IV drip, could help promote weight loss, and may also potentially boost energy levels.
NAD might also reduce inflammation and promote immune modulation, which is necessary for fine-tuning immune response, may help prevent or slow down age-related disease, especially conditions related to cognitive decline, has been shown to improve brain health by heightening concentration levels, and may lower risks for chronic pain and could help with improving stamina. The latter reason is why some athletes opt for NAD to promote athletic performance.
Toronto Functional Medicine Centre then goes on to answer the pressing question of whether it is possible to naturally increase NAD levels in the body. The centre answers affirmatively by saying that, apart from its ability to assist with weight management, exercise is one of the ways to trigger a NAD boost. Moreover, dietary measures are also helpful as individuals are urged to include foods in their diet, such as whole grains, poultry, legumes, and fish, that contain Vitamin B3, a precursor to NAD when ingested.
Finally, the centre shares the benefits of infusing NAD through an IV vitamin drip treatment. While oral supplements (sublingual delivery), in the form of precursors NMN (nicotinamide mononucleotide) and NR (nicotinamide riboside) can be considered, or via intravenous therapy as it bypasses the digestive tract and enters the bloodstream directly.
Moreover, since the digestive process isn’t needed with intravenous treatment, clients are assured a complete absorption of nutrients as when NAD is taken via oral supplements, it does not offer efficient absorption. Some clients may also find that they cannot absorb nutrients due to a chronic condition, such as Crohn’s and colitis, due to gastric bypass surgery, or may have an aversion to swallowing pills.
At Toronto Functional Medicine Centre, their health care providers take a tailored approach to health care to tackle the root cause of wellness issues. The centre adapts treatment plans to each patient’s biological needs. These may include allopathic medicine, restorative medicine, acupuncture, naturopathic medicine, bio-identical hormone replacement, IV therapy such as NAD IV therapy to support weight loss, detoxification, and more.
The centre’s healthcare team caters to a wide range of conditions such as chronic stress (mental health concerns), immune health, degenerative diseases, chronic fatigue syndrome, age-related weight gain, hormone imbalances, adrenal fatigue, alcohol overindulgence, and acute illness. Its nutritional IV treatments are freshly prepared daily and the drip compound is tailored for individual needs with safe ingredients which may include IV NAD+, amino acids (protein building blocks), vitamin C, folic acid, glutathione, cofactors, and other nutrients.
For more information, readers are urged to visit the Toronto Functional Medicine Centre’s website. They can be contacted on the phone at (416) 968-6961 or via email at email@example.com. They are open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays; from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursdays; from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Fridays; and from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on alternating Saturdays.
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Toronto Functional Medicine Centre
Toronto Functional Medicine Centre
162 Cumberland St 222 A
Toronto, ON M5R 1A8