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Health Benefits of NAD Therapy

Feb 28, 2023 09:00AM ● By Dr. Henry Sobo

As we age, fatigue, cognitive impairment, body aches and pains and many illnesses seem like an inevitable part of aging. But science has shown that much of the poor health we experience is associated with the decline of naturally made substances our body produces to maintain our life and our health. We can treat and possibly prevent some of the conditions associated with aging by replenishing these factors. One vital element in the human body, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), is one of these substances.

NAD is present in all of our cells and it plays an important role in many essential bodily functions. NAD therapy can help restore the decline of NAD that occurs with aging. Unfortunately, NAD cannot be placed in a pill or capsule to be taken as an oral dietary supplement. Instead, patients are treated by prescribing NAD as a self-administered injection so that the NAD reliably reaches the bloodstream for its benefits to be achieved. The injection is a simple, painless, subcutaneous injection—which means that it is placed just under the skin. This simple procedure may deliver multiple life-changing benefits.

How does it work? NAD provides your body and mind with increased energy through its role as a coenzyme located in the mitochondria, which is the energy producing area in every cell of the body. 

NAD therapy can have physical benefits such as: boosting energy and increasing metabolism; reducing inflammation and speeding recovery from injury; decreasing pain; improving cardiovascular health; diminishing cravings for harmful substances and mitigating withdrawal symptoms; and slowing the aging process. Some of the mental benefits of NAD therapy include increased mental clarity, better concentration and memory and improved mood.

As stated in a scientific paper published in the
Journal of Neuroinflammation, “NAD+ improves cognitive function and reduces neuroinflammation by ameliorating mitochondrial damage and decreasing ROS production in chronic cerebral hypoperfusion models through Sirt1/PGC-1α pathway.”

The more NAD you have, the more efficiently the mitochondria can repair damaged DNA, playing its role in energy regulation, gene expression and cell signaling. Therefore, specifically, NAD therapy may be helpful in the treatment of: anxiety, depression, ADHD, dementia, substance addiction, chronic fatigue syndrome and more.

The benefits of NAD therapy may dramatically improve your overall health and slow down the physical and mental aging process we often see as inevitable. Is NAD therapy right for you?


Dr. Henry Sobo of Optimal Health Medical LLC is a Doctor of Internal Medicine who has been practicing Integrative Medicine for many years, emphasizing safe and effective treatments, maximizing the use of natural nontoxic treatments, while minimizing the use of prescriptive pharmaceutical drugs where possible. He is located at 111 High Ridge Rd, Stamford. Connect at 203-348-8805 or See ad, page 21.