Every Wednesday you will find the entire Body Tonic staff huddled in the nurses station before clients arrive. Medical Assistants are prepping product, restocking, and printing daily schedules. Providers and support staff are running through morning rituals. But on hump day, we all stop. For a few minutes we gather to begin our day with an NAD+ shot. We have recently found ourselves counting down the days to our Wednesday morning ritual, looking forward to getting our next NAD+ fix. It’s been a remarkable journey for each of us. With each week that passes, we discover some new and improved lifestyle change. It started with better sleep for all of us. We noticed on the first night! Increased daily energy, skin improvements, muscle recovery, better moods, lower anxiety, great workouts, more endurance and in general less cravings… specifically for coffee or caffeine. There is ongoing research in the field of anti-aging and cellular rejuvenation, and peptides are among the substances being investigated for their potential in reversing cellular aging.
NAD+ (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide)
NAD+ is a molecule that plays a vital role in cellular energy production and is involved in various cellular processes, including DNA repair and maintenance. As we age, NAD+ levels tend to decline, which has been linked to cellular aging and age-related health issues. By supplementing with NAD+ precursors like NR or NMN, the aim is to boost NAD+ levels and potentially enhance cellular function and promote rejuvenation.
While research is still ongoing, some studies in animal models have shown promising results. For example, in mice, supplementation with NR or NMN has been reported to improve various aspects of health, including mitochondrial function, metabolism, insulin sensitivity, and lifespan. However, it's important to note that more research is needed to determine the effectiveness and safety of NAD+ precursors in humans.
It's worth mentioning that peptide-based interventions for reversing cellular aging extend beyond NAD+ precursors. Other peptides, such as GHK-Cu, FOXO4-DRI, and thymosin alpha-1, are being explored for their potential anti-aging effects and their ability to modulate cellular processes involved in aging.
It's essential to consult with a qualified healthcare professional, at Body Tonic, we offer consultations with an expert practitioner in anti-aging medicine that will discuss the potential benefits, risks, and proper usage of any peptides or interventions aimed at reversing cellular aging.
Some of the benefits of weekly NAD+ supplementation:
Energy Production: NAD+ is involved in cellular energy production through its role in the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the molecule that provides energy for cellular processes. By increasing NAD+ levels, supplementation may support improved cellular energy production, which can potentially enhance physical and cognitive performance.
Cellular Health and Rejuvenation: NAD+ is involved in various cellular processes, including DNA repair, gene expression, and cell signaling. Higher NAD+ levels have been associated with improved cellular function and enhanced cellular repair mechanisms. By supporting these processes, NAD+ supplementation may contribute to cellular health and potentially slow down cellular aging.
Metabolic Health: NAD+ is involved in regulating metabolic pathways, such as glucose metabolism and fatty acid oxidation. Some studies suggest that NAD+ supplementation may improve metabolic health markers, such as insulin sensitivity, glucose tolerance, and lipid profiles. These effects may have potential implications for managing metabolic conditions like type 2 diabetes or obesity.
Mitochondrial Function: Mitochondria are the powerhouse of cells and are responsible for energy production. NAD+ is essential for proper mitochondrial function. By increasing NAD+ levels, supplementation may enhance mitochondrial function and improve cellular energy metabolism.
Neuroprotection: NAD+ is involved in maintaining neuronal health and function. Some research suggests that NAD+ supplementation may protect against age-related neurodegenerative conditions and support brain health. It has been studied in relation to conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and age-related cognitive decline.
Anti-inflammatory Effects: NAD+ has been shown to modulate inflammatory responses in the body. By promoting balanced immune responses and reducing excessive inflammation, NAD+ supplementation may have potential anti-inflammatory effects and contribute to overall health and well-being.
Longevity: Some animal studies have suggested that NAD+ supplementation can extend lifespan and promote healthy aging. While further research is needed to determine if these effects translate to humans, it is an area of ongoing investigation.
If you are interested in NAD+ weekly injections, ask to speak with one of our Providers the next time you pop in for product or are booked for your next treatment.