How NAD Therapy Can Help Alzheimer’s Patients
Alzheimer’s is one of the primary causes of dementia. It affects over 5.8 million people in the US alone and approximately 50 million others around the world. With a diagnosis being made every 65 seconds, the number of individuals with Alzheimer’s is expected to grow significantly over the next few decades. The good news, however, is that while there’s no cure for the condition, experts are continuously coming up with treatments that can ease the debilitating symptoms associated with it. One of the most effective treatments so far is NAD+ therapy. Described herein is all you need to know about this medical breakthrough.
What Happens to the Brain of an Alzheimer’s Patient and How’s it Related to NAD?
A healthy human brain is made of up billions of interconnected cells known as neurons. They work tirelessly to transmit signals to and from the nerve cells, muscles, or gland cells. Due to their function, neurons live longer than regular cells and can also repair themselves.
What does any of this have to do with Alzheimer’s? Well, as we age, these neurons tend to become weaker, and some die-off, which is quite normal. In an Alzheimer’s patient, however, the number of dying neurons is usually higher than it should be. This is usually due to the abnormal accumulation of plaques and tangles formed from fragments of the proteins, beta-amyloid, and tau in the brain.
In a healthy brain, the beta-amyloid fragments known as plaques and tau clumps known as tangles are usually broken down and cleared. But in Alzheimer’s, they form hard, insoluble plaques which over time accumulate, disrupting vital signal transmissions between the neurons and the necessary response centers such as the nerves. Eventually, they die, which in turn affects an individual’s ability to live and function normally.
Besides neurons, the condition also affects other vital cells in the brain, such as the mitochondria, resulting in what is known as mitochondrial dysfunction.
Now, this is where NAD IV Therapy comes into the picture. NAD known in full as Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide is one of the most vital molecules in the human body. It is a coenzyme of Vitamin B3 and is present in every single cell of the body as it’s responsible for activating cellular enzymatic reactions. In mitochondria, for instance, this coenzyme usually activates the chemical reaction that makes it possible for the cell to produce energy. NAD is also involved in the regulation of the chemical reaction that produces beta-amyloid.
Unfortunately, as we age on, NAD levels also decline. This means that the chemical reactions it was once responsible for are left unregulated, which in turn results to dysfunctional cells. It also means the amount of beta-amyloid produced also increases, hence the accumulation.
Therefore, by increasing the amount of NAD+ in the brain, it’s possible to reduce the amount of beta-amyloid and tau produced in the brain. This, in turn, reduces the accumulation of protein fragments in the brain neurons, hence slowing down the progression of Alzheimer’s. Apart from reducing the production of beta-amyloid, NAD also causes higher neuroplasticity and helps increase the creation of new neurons. Hence, slows down the progression of Alzheimer’s and improves cognitive functions.
So What Exactly is NAD IV Therapy?
Based on the explanation above, NAD IV therapy is simply a form of Alzheimer’s treatment aimed at replenishing the amounts of the NAD molecule in the body. Some of the benefits of NAD therapy include
- Better Quality of Life
Due to loss or damage of essential neurons, a person with Alzheimer’s tends to experience difficulties such as memory loss, poor decision making and inability to complete routine tasks such as driving or going to the bathroom on their own. If nothing is done, they eventually lose the ability to live and function independently.
Fortunately, as noted, our NAD therapy facilitates the production of new neurons. It achieves this through by reducing the accumulation of plaques and tangles in the brain, promoting mitochondrial biogenesis and stimulating a chemical reaction in neuronal stem cells. This reduces cognitive decline and eases Alzheimer’s symptoms hence improving the quality of life for the patient.
- Slows Aging
Even though aging is inevitable, it’s possible to slow it down using our NAD therapy. How? Well, there are various chemicals and enzymes involved in aging. Among them is an enzyme known as sirtuin. NAD being a coenzyme helps drive the chemical reaction of sirtuin which means the higher the levels of NAD, the more efficient sirtuin is, hence slowing down the aging process.
Who Does NAD IV Therapy Benefit?
Even though NAD therapy benefits those with Alzheimer’s the most, it is also beneficial to those who suffer from chronic conditions such as
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
Why NAD IV Therapy?
- 100% Bioavailability
While there are many ways to get NAD into your system including NAD supplements, our NAD IV infusion therapy is the most efficient method. This is because unlike methods such as oral supplements, NAD infusions are usually delivered directly to your body cells, Hence, you’re guaranteed of 100% bioavailability. This in turn speeds up NAD’s performance, promoting quicker healing.
- No Need to Worry about Dosage
When taking NAD through other methods, the recommended dosage is usually 10MG, hence easy to overdose. With our NAD IV infusions however, you need not worry about overdosing as we ensure you get the right dose.
NAD infusions are also safer in comparison to other methods of absorption. For instance in some patients, oral supplements cause nausea, indigestion, fatigue and headaches.
Any Side Effects?
Apart from the minor side effects mentioned above, NAD therapy is safe. However, research regarding the treatment is still in its early stages. Therefore, ensure you get your NAD IV infusion from a certified facility like Brainspark.
In a Nutshell
Even though most of the studies and clinical trials on NAD therapy are still in the early stages, the findings so far are quite promising. Majority of them suggest that it can be used to regenerate the neuronal cells affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Therefore, if you or your loved one suffers from Alzheimer’s, reach out to BrainSpark Health today, to see if NAD therapy can help!