Do NAD IV Therapy Help You Lose Weight? (Scientific Explanation)

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👨‍💼 Written by Abdur Rahman Choudhury, M.Sc., DN, CFT (Weight Loss Coach)
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NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) IV (intravenous) therapy is a type of intravenous infusion treatment to increase the NAD concentration in blood.

NAD has two forms—one active, known as NAD+ and one inactive, known as NADH. NADH is simply the electron-carrying form of NAD+

In NAD IV therapy, clinician inject an intravenous fluid that contain NAD+, and a blend of complementary vitamins (commonly, B-complex vitamins, vitamin B12, vitamin C, magnesium, glutathione).

NAD+ is an important coenzyme naturally found in every cell in your body. It works as a shuttle bus, transferring electrons from one molecule to another within cells to carry out all sorts of reactions and processes. 

NAD+ can directly and indirectly influence many key cellular functions, including metabolic pathways, DNA repair, chromatin remodeling, cellular senescence and immune cell function. These cellular processes and functions are critical for maintaining tissue and metabolic homeostasis and for healthy aging.

But the question is, is NAD IV therapy helpful in weight loss as well?

The answer is yes. NAD IV therapy is helpful in weight loss in old age.

After 45 years of age, your body can’t produce enough NAD+ that causes metabolic decline and age-related problems due to mitochondrial dysfunction.

This is why after 40 to 45, you cannot lose body fat as easily as before. NAD IV therapy increases NAD+ levels in your blood which makes your cells use nutrients more efficiently.

Optimum NAD+ level helps mitochondria to maintain cellular energy metabolism, which helps mobilize fat more efficiently in middle age. It also boosts cellular repair, and coordinating circadian rhythms.

Evidence also found that increased NAD+ is associated with weight loss.

Now the question is: Is NAD IV therapy necessary for weight loss?

The answer is no if your age is lower than 40 years. After 40 years if you want to lose weight, consult a doctor about getting this therapy.

You can find many oral NAD supplements that are cheaper than NAD IV therapy, but these are not 100% bio available.

On top of that, I recommend you don’t take any supplements without consulting a nutritionist. If your doctor prescribes you to get this, then it’s OK.

Remember, a healthy lifestyle is key to sustainable weight loss.

That’s it for now. If you would like to read more informative weight loss articles, visit here: Weight Loss FAQs.

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