Every cell in your body has Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD). Essentially, NAD is bio-fuel for every organ – and if your NAD levels get too low, there can be serious ramifications on your ability to function. BR+NAD™ IV Treatments by Confidia Health Institute can restore brain and full-body functions by boosting your cells with an influx of NAD coenzyme combined with powerful vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.
Symptoms & Conditions
Low NAD Level Symptoms & Conditions
A variety of health issues can cause your NAD levels to severely decline – and low NAD levels can actually contribute to the health issues arising in the first place. NAD levels are naturally depleted by nearly 50% by the time you turn 50 – and 90% or more by the time you turn 80.
Symptoms and conditions of Confidia patients who received NAD Treatments include:
- Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)
- Neurodegenerative diseases
- Post traumatic stress
- Substance abuse
If you’re wondering how Confidia NAD Treatments can get you closer to True Health, schedule a True Health Evaluation™ today.
Inside The Science
Is NAD Really That Essential?
NAD makes cellular energy and helps maintain your body’s metabolism. Clinical research has shown that NAD is a potent biological antioxidant which can aid in preventing cell damage, and in treating a variety of diseases – including cancer, schizophrenia, PTSD, chronic fatigue, weak immune system, memory disturbance, sleep problems, concentration defects, blood pressure, poor cholesterol levels, sugar metabolism and diabetes, muscle pain and weakness, joint pain and stiffness, headaches, fevers, sore throats and swollen lymph glands.
The Hidden Risk of Low NAD Levels
Studies have found that if you have extremely low NAD levels – which can be present even at birth – you are far more vulnerable to addiction issues and chronic physical conditions. There is a preponderance of low levels of NAD present in Western society, as NAD is lost in cooking and food processing. What little NAD remains is broken down by stomach acid and degraded before it is absorbed by the digestive tract. Further research has shown that NAD increases the synthesis of certain neurotransmitters in the brain known to be effective in correcting specific chemical imbalances which underpin addiction, mental illness, anxiety, aggression, depression, despair and hopelessness.
What is BR+ NAD?
BR+ stands for Brain Restoration Plus. BR+NAD™ Treatment is growing in popularity because it has shown to significantly restore and optimize brain function. Confidia Health Institute offers BR+NAD™ treatments as custom-made IV protocols with vitamin B3 and combinations of amino acids, vitamins and minerals. This proprietary Confidia program restores brain and body function, while minimizing symptoms.
Why is NAD Not a Common Term?
NAD was first discovered in 1936, but because of World War II, NAD research was halted. It was patented for the treatment of drug addiction and schizophrenia in 1961, but was pushed aside by the discovery of methadone – a far more lucrative choice at the time for drug companies. So, for the last five decades, NAD has been “underground.” More recently, however, NAD is coming to the forefront due to its positive outcomes in treating numerous serious conditions.
How NAD Treatments Provide An Immediate Boost
When you receive all-natural NAD directly through an IV, the nutrients bypass your stomach and go directly to the receptors in your brain. In turn, your brain immediately produces positive results as the nutrients immerse it in a continuous pool of natural and highly therapeutic coenzymes. Since NAD is also a detoxifier, the NAD IV Treatment can flush out drugs stored in your cells, replenish balance in your brain and reverse damage throughout your body in days.
Confidia NAD Treatment Outcomes
Addiction is a medical condition that alters the chemistry of the brain. Restoration of proper brain biochemistry is the major requirement for breaking your addiction – restoring clarity of mind, stabilizing moods, and reducing or eliminating cravings. NAD infusion has helped patients break free of addictions to alcohol, opioids, cocaine, cannabis, hallucinogens, inhalants, cigarettes, food addiction, sedatives, hypnotics, sleeping pills, tranquilizers, amphetamines and more – while decreasing withdrawal symptoms and cravings.
Anxiety is an emotional response necessary for survival. Similar to stress, however, chronic anxiety can have detrimental effects on the body and is the symptom of many mental disorders. Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric illnesses – with an estimated 40 million American adults suffering daily. Even though the disorders are highly treatable, it is estimated that less than 1/3 of those affected seek out treatment. By utilizing the best NAD available, Confidia approaches anxiety disorders from a cellular level. Patients report enhanced moods and emotional balance, increased mental clarity, decreased disease-related symptoms and the elimination of muscle tension.
Many patients are faced with age-related issues and stress. This is recommended for those looking to improve longevity, well-being, and skin rejuvenation, or for post-cosmetic surgery (after Botox or dermal fillers). Certain B vitamins (B1, B6, and B12) are natural antioxidants, combating free radicals that make us age and cause diseases. They also assist in improving complexion by creating an even, youthful skin tone. Vitamin C plays a role in collagen synthesis, necessary for smooth skin. Herbs, like gingko biloba and green tea, increase skin hydration and help prevent wrinkles. Also included are magnesium, manganese, glutamine, and calcium gluconate, having anti-inflammatory properties that expand immune function and fight off unwanted aging effects.
From time to time, many of us have over-indulged, experiencing headaches, nausea, dehydration, and environmental toxicity. This prompts an immune function boost. Using many of the vitamins found in other protocols, this focuses on detoxifying all pathways to support the immune system; Vitamin C, NAC, taurine, l-carnitine, and B vitamins deliver therapeutic levels of antioxidants for “recharging your system.”
For those suffering with chronic joint pain, limited mobility, inflammatory disorders, and all types of arthritis, this protocol provides the IV nutrients for pain relief. In addition to essential B vitamins, Vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and copper are added to strengthen bones and maintain nerve, muscle, and cartilage function. MSM and glucosamine have anti-inflammatory mechanisms and have been shown to reduce joint swelling and stiffness. Because glucosamine levels drop as we age, replacement is required. SAMe, a naturally occurring chemical in the body, is also effective in reducing joint stiffness and, furthermore, improves physical mobility and rebuilds cartilage.
Asthma and allergies disrupt bronchial and respiratory function, resulting in the need for additional antioxidants and antihistamines. Included in this protocol are the essential B vitamins, Vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, and manganese. NAC is a substantial component for cleaning up lung inflammation, eliminating excess mucous, and reducing many common asthma triggers. Quercetin is a natural antihistamine that reduces both lung inflammation and bronchial hyperactivity. Asthma and allergy symptoms subside when the smooth muscle of the airway is free from aggravating triggers.
For all types of cancer, tissue repair in all parts of the body is essential. High-dose Vitamin C has shown improved quality of life and fewer side effects from chemotherapy and radiation. Selenium assists in proper function of the immune system, which is severely compromised during cancer treatments. NAC, an amino acid, has been linked to cancer cell death and further cancer cell replication. The potent antioxidant and DNA protective properties in green tea make a great additive to this protocol. In addition to its antihistamine actions, Quercetin has been shown to stop the proliferation of prostate, cervical, lung, breast, and colon cancers.
Cardiovascular disease is the #1 cause of death in men and women, creating a huge need for symptom relief and risk reduction through IV therapy. Hypertension, CAD, CVA, and heart failure are amongst the common conditions. Taurine, an amino acid, helps lower blood pressure, regulate the sympathetic nervous system, and improve heart function. In the presence of atherosclerosis, arginine promotes arterial blood flow and improves symptoms of clogged arteries. Another amino acid, l-lysine, helps the body absorb calcium, iron, and zinc and promotes collagen growth. D-ribose helps restore cellular energy, decreasing fatigue that patients with cardiovascular disease experience.
Fatigue is another common complaint and symptom that so many patients experience. Whether it is secondary to another condition, such as fibromyalgia, insomnia, or stress, a combination of vitamins can help boost energy levels and ease exhaustion. The key vitamins in this protocol include l-tyrosine, carnitine, arginine, and lipoic acid to improve mood, cognitive and physical performance, and restore cellular energy. Essential B vitamins and Vitamin C are added for optimal energy production.
Like the Alzheimer’s protocol, this focuses on improving thinking, reasoning, and symptoms of memory loss. There are various forms of dementia and preserving brain cell function at the cellular level is the primary objective. In addition to Vitamin C, NAC, l-carnitine, DMAE, and the coenzyme, NADH is added to enhance mental clarity, memory, concentration, and circulation to the brain.
Feelings of unhappiness, sadness, hopelessness, and being “stuck in a rut” can occur as the result of low neurotransmitter activity in the brain. This is mentally and physically draining for patients. Improvement happens only after neurotransmitter levels are increased through replacement. L-tyrosine increases dopamine, adrenaline, and noradrenaline. In the presence of depression, serotonin levels are decreased, so serotonin and l-tryptophan are given to boost levels, improving mood, sleep patterns, appetite, and libido.
Patients with Type 1 or 2 Diabetes, insulin resistance, or those desiring to establish healthy glucose levels and adequate nutrition will benefit from this infusion. Alpha lipoic acid helps decrease blood sugar levels and minimize peripheral neuropathy. L-carnitine and carnosine have protective properties that combat elevated sugar levels. Glutamine reduces sugar levels, systolic blood pressure, and even body fat, thus promoting weight loss. A wide variety of B vitamins are included for blood sugar support. Polyphenols in green tea help regulate glucose and metabolism.
IV infusions are particularly important to those diagnosed with IBS, Colitis, or Crohn’s Disease because this route bypasses the stomach, and does not aggravate the already existing constipation, diarrhea, or abdominal pain /bloating. Zinc, magnesium, glutamine, NAC, and essential B vitamins focus on replenishing nutrients that are lost in the presence of frequent stools. MSM is specialized in that it can help relieve pain, repair tissue damage, and eliminate toxins.
Functioning as one of the most important organs in the body, the liver is responsible for detoxifying chemicals, synthesizing protein, and metabolizing drugs. In the presence of alcohol abuse, cirrhosis, fatty liver and hepatitis, liver damage and inflammation can occur, interfering with the liver’s vital duties. The combination of vitamins and nutrients in this protocol help liver regeneration; Vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, calcium, zinc, selenium, arginine. glutamine, and folic acid. NAC is especially helpful in reversing hepatic damage.
With the normal aging process, vision changes occur and can raise concern for patients. Visual field deficits, glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy are amongst the conditions. IV infusions can stabilize cellular membranes, improving eye health. Carotenoids, taurine, selenium, Vitamin C, B vitamins, and magnesium are all eye-supportive nutrients. Lipostabil, a form of phosphatidylcholine, is added to prevent and treat blood vessel blockages caused by fat particles and to promote an “eye healthy” environment.
Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disease that is caused by brain neurotransmitter disruption. Dopamine levels are abnormally depleted, resulting in mobility issues; stiffness, rigidity, and tremors. Vitamin, amino acid, and dopamine replacement is necessary. NADH stimulates dopamine biosynthesis and lipoic acid improves cellular function and energy. Collectively, potassium, magnesium, Vitamin C, and B vitamins also restore energy. L-lysine and l-tyrosine provide amino acid replacement. SAMe and NAC are added for additional dopamine transmission.
Why Confidia is Different
- Because Confidia is your Primary Care Physician, our NAD treatments are part of a truly integrative care plan for you and only you.
- Confidia NAD treatments are one aspect of our proprietary A3 Process – a comprehensive three-pillar approach that builds True Health.
- Your NAD therapy is not taken from an “IV treatment menu.” Confidia NAD treatments are custom-designed specifically for you – using the evidence-based information of your body – and are delivered in Confidia offices, under the supervision of our trained medical professionals.
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