What is Glutathione?
Glutathione is one of the most powerful antioxidants found in the body. Its primary functions within the body include supporting the immune system, providing antioxidant protection, and removing toxins. The natural process of aging as well as everyday exposure to environmental toxins, such as air pollution, chemicals from dyes, perfumes, and foods laced with pesticides, all contribute to glutathione depletion.
Glutathione is made in the liver and found in every cell of the body. It is an important contributor to:
making DNA, the building blocks of proteins and cells
supporting immune function
forming sperm cells
breaking down free radicals
helping certain enzymes function
regenerating vitamins C and E
transporting mercury out of the brain
helping the liver and gallbladder deal with fats
assisting regular cell death (a process known as apoptosis)
IV glutathione supplementation has many health benefits, including:
Reducing cell damage from liver disease, as in excess alcohol consumption, hepatitis, and fatty liver disease.
Preventing cancer progression or development
Improving insulin sensitivity in those suffering from insulin resistance, as in Type 2 Diabetes.
Weight management – helping to burn fat as we age
Reducing symptoms of Parkinson’s disease
Reducing oxidative damage from inflammatory conditions, such as Ulcerative Colitis
Anti-aging – glutathione helps decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as age spots and blemishes.
An IV glutathione infusions provide the best source for replenishing lost reserves due to the 100% bioavailability when given intravenously. This treatment takes 30 mins and is administered and monitored by a licensed nurse practitioner. You can add a glutathione treatment to the end of any infusion or combine with another treatment, such as ketamine infusion therapy.
What is NAD+?
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) is one of the most essential molecules in the body. In fact, you’ll find it in every single cell working in more chemical reactions than any other vitamin-derived molecule. When the molecule has oxidized and becomes inactive, it is known as NADH, but in its active form, it is known as NAD+. NAD+ is a coenzyme of the Vitamin B3 that activates reactions after binding to protein molecules to help our cells produce energy for vital functions.
Detoxification Benefits of NAD+
NAD+ infusions stimulate DNA repair and improve cellular communication throughout the body. It does so by converting the energy we get from food into cellular energy.
It has been determined that the excessive use of drugs and alcohol will deplete the body’s natural stores of NAD. Because of this, the brain cannot receive the same energy it usually would from breaking down food. IV NAD Therapy floods the brain with the co-enzyme to replenish its stores, producing 4 key effects:
Flushing out the drugs that are still in the user’s system.
Reducing withdrawal effects, which can be extremely difficult and uncomfortable to tolerate.
Curbing cravings for alcohol and opioids and decreasing the pain of withdrawal, making recovery easier physically and mentally.
Allowing the body to produce energy more naturally, without a crash or jitters like caffeine and sugar, or the negative effects that come with other substances.
NAD+ therapy is thought to have anti-aging benefits because of the way it regenerates cells within the body. When used for detoxification, it speeds up your body’s natural restorative power. Addiction to drugs or alcohol can deplete your body’s natural NAD levels and infusions restore them. Treatment may also enhance mood, helping with anxiety and depression, as well as stress inducing states like PTSD, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Anti-aging Benefits of NAD+
NAD+ helps turn the nutrients we eat into adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, which is how cells exchange and produce energy. The body must continuously produce NAD to continue multiple cell processes and prevent cell deterioration. Unfortunately, as we age, our bodies produce less and less NAD.
Diminished NAD affects the body in multiple ways. First, less NAD reduces the cell’s ability to make and utilize ATP energy, which in turn diminishes its ability to perform its function within the body. Second, as a cell finds itself less and less able to produce other functional molecules that support cell health, it will die much more quickly. In these ways, NAD has proven itself to be essential to maintaining proper neurological and organ health; without it, the human body ages and decreases in function.
NAD+ has recently been identified as a molecule that plays a role in human sleep cycles, as well as feelings of hunger. The circadian rhythm determines when you feel tired, when you feel awake, when you’re most active, and the pattern with which all of these feelings emerge. Proper NAD production both depends on and influences circadian rhythms and determines to what extent NAD+ interacts with proteins known as sirtuins. Together, NAD+ and sirtuins perform essential cell processes such as:
Preserving and stimulating mitochondria
NAD+ infusions are slow due to the drug’s ability to cause flushing or warmth when infused too quickly. The minimum time of infusion is 90 minutes to 2 hours for a 250-400mg infusion and increases to 4 to 6 hours for a 500mg to 1000mg infusion.
You’re welcome to come relax in our recliner, bring a book or even work while the infusion is running. We have high speed WIFI available and all infusions are done in a private suite without any interruptions, aside from the nurse practitioners checking in.
Whether you’re interested in NAD+ for detox treatment or for ongoing anti-aging, NAD+ infusions will help you restore and enhance your optimal well-being.