What is NAD+
NAD stands for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide and naturally exists in all of the living cells in our bodies. There are two forms of the molecule, NAD+, and the other NADH. NAD precursors include nicotinamide, nicotinamide riboside, nicotinamide mononucleotide, but what exactly is the difference between NAD+ and NADH? Simply, one form of the molecule is holding onto an electron and the other is not. When NADH donates an electron, it becomes NAD+, and when NAD+ takes an electron from another molecule it becomes NADH.
NAD+ is also an essential component of the citric acid cycle (or Krebs cycle), a cellular process that produces energy for literally every cell and organ in the body. This process takes place in the mitochondria of cells (AKA the powerhouse of the cell) This means that NAD+ is used almost everywhere in the body. For energy production, it reacts with O2 in mitochondria to produce ATP. Thus, it enables the transfer of energy from the foods we eat to vital cell functions. NAD is crucial to the aging process because the molecule is active in DNA repair, chemical stress, and inflammation.
NAD decline is normal as we age, and because NAD is directly responsible for sustaining mitochondrial function, that leads to a decline in the production of energy-rich ATP molecules produced by mitochondria. Oral tablets that contain nicotinamide riboside nr can take 4 to 8 weeks to have any noticeable effects on energy levels. Who wants to wait 4 weeks!
NAD infusions require sitting in a chair with an IV for up to 4 hours. Mobile Care offers NAD+ nasal spray that you use each morning to increase these levels or NAD+ subcutaneous injections. Injections offer better absorption and effects are noticed quickly by patients. NAD+ Nasal spray offers the connivance of no pain and affordability, with better than pill absorption.
How To Start
If you are looking for NAD+ therapy, you have a few options pills, nasal spray, and IV therapy. Pills have poor absorption; IV therapy is expensive and requires you to sit for a 2-4 infusion multiple days a week. The nasal spray offers improved absorption at a fraction of the cost and convenience.
- NAD Nasal Spray
- Synapsin™ – RG3 / Nicotinamide Riboside
- Synapsin™ – RG3 / Nicotinamide Riboside w/ B12 (Methyl)
- NAD+ for subcutaneous injection