Paul Gascoigne tells the Mail on Sunday about the life-changing intravenous therapy that has stopped the craving for alcohol that dogged his football career and ruined his life since retirement. Now, undergoing regular fortnightly sessions of NAD+ IV Therapy, Gazza has been alcohol free for a year and he says he now feels “super positive” about life. article – Can Paul Gascoigne finally kick booze addiction Marmite vitamin drip Footballer hopes radical niacin treatment stop alcohol craving

How does NAD+ work as an alcohol rehab treatment?

NAD stands for Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide; it is a powerful co-enzyme that plays an important role in our cell renewal and repair as well as being a highly effective antioxidant. Alcohol ‘reorganises’ the brain on a cellular level, affecting levels of neurotransmitters, the chemical signals that control our thinking process, emotions and behaviour. NAD+ effectively restores brain balance, tackling both the physical and mental side of alcohol addiction, reducing cravings and relieving withdrawal symptoms.

As Gazza’s experience with the booze shows the rate of relapse for alcoholics is staggering, illustrating how traditional rehab methods have limited success. He has been in rehab so many times he describes himself as a “connoisseur”, spending over £350,000 of his own money in the process.

The conventional rehab process is to use the tranquilliser benzodiazepine to alleviate the withdrawal symptoms felt when alcohol use is discontinued. Benzodiazepines work like alcohol to lessen the neurotransmitter glutamate that often leaves the ex-alcoholic feeling anxious and stressed, a factor that often leads to relapse. NAD+ reduces the effects of glutamate and helps repair the cellular damage that has been caused by alcohol abuse.

NAD+ is an exciting alternative to conventional rehab treatment. It lessens the risk of seizure, reducing the physical and mental symptoms of withdrawal as well as providing a relief from cravings. As Gazza told the Mail:

As Gazza told the Mail: It’s made me feel good. It has given me hope. It’s amazing.

To find out if NAD+ can benefit you, call 020 3095 0002 and speak to one of the team.