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Anti-ageing properties of NAD+ // Written By Alyce Salih , Registered Nurse
IV Therapy & Practice Nurse

NAD+ How does it slow down the ageing process?

How Does IV NAD+ Slow Down the Ageing Process?

IV NAD+ therapy can slow down the ageing process through several mechanisms, leveraging its critical role in cellular and molecular functions:

  1. Enhancing Mitochondrial Function:
    • NAD+ is vital for the proper functioning of mitochondria, the powerhouses of the cell that produce energy in the form of ATP. By increasing NAD+ levels, IV therapy boosts mitochondrial efficiency, improving cellular energy production and reducing the accumulation of damaged mitochondria, which is associated with aging.
  2. Supporting DNA Repair:
    • NAD+ is a substrate for enzymes involved in DNA repair, such as PARPs (Poly ADP-Ribose Polymerases). Enhanced DNA repair mechanisms help maintain genomic stability, preventing mutations and cellular damage that contribute to ageing.
  3. Activating Sirtuins:
    • Sirtuins are a family of proteins that play a key role in cellular health, longevity, and metabolic regulation. NAD+ is essential for the activation of sirtuins, which help regulate inflammation, protect against oxidative stress, and promote efficient energy utilization. These functions collectively contribute to slowing the ageing process.
  4. Reducing Oxidative Stress:
    • NAD+ helps to mitigate oxidative stress by supporting the production of antioxidants and enhancing the function of enzymes that neutralize free radicals. Lower oxidative stress reduces cellular damage and inflammation, which are major contributors to ageing.
  5. Improving Cellular Communication:
    • NAD+ is involved in signaling pathways that regulate cell survival, repair, and metabolism. Improved intracellular communication and signaling can enhance overall cellular function and resilience against age-related decline.
  6. Promoting Neuroprotection:
    • In the brain, NAD+ supports neuronal health and function, potentially improving cognitive function and protecting against neurodegenerative diseases. Maintaining healthy brain function is a critical aspect of healthy aging.

By boosting NAD+ levels through IV therapy, these combined effects can help slow down the biological processes that drive ageing, leading to improved healthspan and potentially extending lifespan.