MOOD & ENERGY OPTIMIZATION
NAD IV Therapy
If you have heard of NAD IV therapy but are not sure exactly what it is, you are not alone! NAD stands for Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide. NAD is essential for the production of ATP, your body’s energy molecule. NAD naturally declines with aging and stress, leading to a less energetic you. Typically administered through an IV, NAD IV therapy has indications for decreasing chronic fatigue, increasing mental clarity, boosting metabolism and speeding athletic recovery.
Indications for NAD IV therapy include:
- Lack of motivation
- Brain fog
- Lack of concentration
- Athletic performance
- Sense of well-being
ATP is our body’s energy molecule and NAD has an almost linear effect on the amount of ATP produced in the body. If the body doesn’t have enough NAD it simply cannot produce enough ATP so if you are feeling fatigued if you are feeling like you don’t have enough energy it’s likely that you don’t have enough NAD.
As a naturopathic doctor I work towards finding what the root cause of the fatigue is and working on those systems that can naturally help the body produce more NAD, but during that time NAD IV therapy can be a great tool to help boost the energy while we figure out why the lack of energy exists. increase in motivation
NAD has an impact on our cognitive function. It assists with increasing memory both being able to retain and recall information and recall the information
People who push their bodies are depleting their body of NAD much faster than sedentary people. If you’ve hit a plateau or your workouts just aren’t producing the same results that they used to, you may have used up your NAD levels. NAD also helps with recovery so you can get back to your normal routine quicker.
NAD is essential to the production of our neurotransmitters including dopamine, serotonin, and noradrenaline that contribute to a positive mood
Neurotransmitter Testing & Balancing
Hormones and neurotransmitters are the body’s messengers. They send signals to every cell in the body with a unique set of instructions for operation. Under optimal conditions, they work together to help maintain homeostasis and harmony in the body, creating a state of health and wellbeing. When the body is under stress, malnourished, infected, or otherwise compromised, these signals are often disrupted and unwanted symptoms occur.
Taking a deep look at key hormones and neurotransmitters in the body, can reveal which signals have gone awry and need adjusting. The solution is often less complicated than you imagine. Looking at the body’s signaling system as a whole can help reveal the root cause of the disruption and enables quicker restoration of optimal functioning.Assessment and Balance may include:
- Thyroid Hormones
- Female Reproductive Hormones (pre, peri, and post menopause)
- Male Reproductive Hormones (all stages of life)
- Adrenal Hormones
- Pituitary Hormones
Amino Acid Testing & Balancing
Amino acids, often referred to as the building blocks of proteins, are compounds that play many critical roles in your body. They’re involved in important processes such as tissue growth, energy production, immune function and nutrient absorption.
Your body needs 20 different amino acids to grow and function properly. Though all 20 of these are important for your health, only nine amino acids are classified as essential.
Essential amino acids can’t be made by your body and must be obtained through your diet or supplementation. Dietary evaluation and testing can be done to see if you are lacking any essential amino acids and from there you can adjust your diet or take supplements to boost your levels. Supplementing with certain essential amino acids may help improve mood, boost exercise performance, prevent muscle loss and promote weight loss.