Dr. Dawn Ericsson, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. E’s Health Update: Feeling Your Age? Think NAD!

This enzyme treatment can help get you feeling young again.

Hi friends, 

Dr. E here, with another health update for anyone who is starting to “feel their age.” If you find yourself tired and sluggish, and have chalked it up to “getting old,” we may have some good news for you. Read on to learn about an “anti-aging” enzyme that can help restore cell health and lead to renewed vigor. It’s called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide – NAD for short – and we have seen some remarkable results in patients who undergo NAD treatment.

First, what is NAD? Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) is a coenzyme found in all living cells. It plays a crucial role in various biological processes, including energy metabolism, DNA repair, and cell signaling. The problem is, NAD levels tend to decrease with age, and this decrease has been associated with various aspects of aging. As a result, some researchers have been investigating the potential role of NAD in anti-aging interventions. Here’s how NAD is thought to contribute to anti-aging: 

Mitochondrial Function and Energy Production:
NAD is involved in the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in the mitochondria, which is the energy currency of the cell. By maintaining healthy mitochondrial function, NAD may help improve cellular energy metabolism, potentially leading to improved vitality and overall energy levels.
DNA Repair and Maintenance:
NAD is a critical component in the process of DNA repair. Adequate levels of NAD are necessary for efficient DNA repair mechanisms, which can help prevent the accumulation of DNA damage and mutations associated with aging.
Sirtuin Activation:
NAD is an essential cofactor for the activity of sirtuins, a class of proteins involved in regulating various cellular processes, including gene expression, DNA repair, and metabolism. Sirtuins are believed to play a role in promoting longevity and protecting against age-related diseases. By supporting sirtuin activity, NAD may have the potential to influence cellular health and longevity.
Redox Signaling and Oxidative Stress:
NAD also participates in redox reactions within the cell, influencing cellular signaling pathways and redox homeostasis. By maintaining proper redox balance, NAD may help reduce oxidative stress and prevent cellular damage caused by reactive oxygen species, which can contribute to the aging process.

Researchers have been exploring the use of NAD precursors, such as nicotinamide riboside (NR) and nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN), as potential supplements to boost NAD levels and potentially counteract age-related decline. These compounds have shown promise in various preclinical studies and some human trials, demonstrating their ability to increase NAD levels and potentially offer anti-aging benefits.

So, what about it? Are you read to just accept growing weaker and less energetic as you age? If not, NAD may be just what you are looking for. At AgeRejuvenation we prioritize your health and well-being, and can provide the assessment and guidance you need to discover if NAD would be a beneficial supplement for you. 

Let’s talk about it. Click here or call 844.907.2476 to discuss NAD+ Peptide Treatments and the many options available at AgeRejuvenation to help you live your best life.