Ageing occurs at a cellular level and then we see the outward signs; the lines and wrinkles on our face or the aching in our joints, as well as the development of life-limiting diseases. Our cells need the energy to function at peak efficiency, but as we get older a lack of oxygen tells our cells its game over and eventually they shut down.
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) is an essential enzyme present in all our cells that performs a number of key roles. Its primary function is being part of the energy conversion process that takes place within the cell, but it also works hard to repair damaged cells and reverse the effects of oxidisation in the body, so declining levels of NAD+ have been identified as an important factor in the ageing process.
The science behind NAD+
Scientists at Harvard Medical School led by Dr David Sinclair, professor of genetics, have found – in mice – that NAD+ could revive cells in older mice to resemble tissue in much younger mice. To put this into perspective, it was like 60-year-old tissue being restored to almost teenage levels www.cell.com/abstract/S0092-8674(13)01521-3
The NAD+ Anti-Ageing IV Therapy programme has been devised to produce optimal rejuvenation benefits. It involves three NAD+ IV Drip sessions (performed over three consecutive days with each individual session lasting between four and six hours). We complement these sessions with a course of oral supplements, provided free of charge for the first month of treatment. After the first month, we recommend that you continue to take the oral supplements and these can be purchased in the clinic if they are required. Once the NAD+ Anti-Ageing IV Therapy programme has been completed, we advise patients to undergo our recommended maintenance programme that consists of one NAD+ IV Drip, every four to six weeks over the following 12 months.
NAD+: an innovative alternative to conventional alcohol detox therapy
Current alcohol detox programmes have a high rate of relapse, as patients find it impossible to withstand cravings, often quickly returning to past patterns of behaviour. Standard practice employs the tranquilliser benzodiazepine to alleviate both the physical and mental symptoms of withdrawal, gradually limiting the usage of benzodiazepine over time.
Yet, the patient remains anxious and stressed, often resulting in relapse. NAD+ takes an innovative approach to alcohol rehab; infusions of this vital element reduces the effects of glutamate that presents as anxiety.