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What is NAD+ and How is it Different Than NAD?

clinician holding blister pack of pills while explaining to client the difference between nad+ and nad

Aging and health have become important topics in medicine. After all, with increases to people’s lifespans, there must be some way to keep people healthy even in their old age, lest their quality of life suffer. One of the most promising treatments available now is NAD+ therapy, which has shown promise in not only reversing the effects of aging but also as a way to ease symptoms during detox for people with substance use disorders. At the center of this treatment is the molecule called NAD+. However, there are a variety of different names for different kinds of NAD, and learning the differences between them can help you learn which of them you need.

If you are interested in NAD treatment programs, Springfield Wellness Center would be more than happy to walk you through your options. Springfield Wellness Center has been a leader in NAD+ therapy and research since its inception, and our experienced staff members have years of experience in administering NAD+ therapy. We want to give each and every patient the opportunity to enjoy a healthy life. If you’re ready to start revitalizing your body and mind, you can contact us at 844.334.4727.

What is NAD+? How is it Different Than NAD?

NAD is the shortened name of the molecule nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, which is an abundant and crucial molecule that can be found in all living cells. NAD plays a pivotal role in many important functions of living cells. Without it, life would quickly come to an end. However, NAD is a catch-all term for the different forms of the molecule.

NAD exists in two forms:

  1. NAD+ is the oxidized form of NAD, and serves as a precursor to the vital chemical reactions that require NAD
  2. NADH is its counterpart, the reduced form of NAD

NAD can switch between these two forms without being consumed, which makes it so effective at transporting energy within living cells.

What Are the Benefits of NAD+ Therapy?

There are advertisements for NAD therapy, NADH therapy, and NAD+ therapy, so why choose NAD+ therapy specifically? It is true that all of these increase the levels of NAD within the body. After all, NAD+ and NADH are just the two forms of the NAD molecule. The difference is that when your body receives additional NAD+, it is immediately able to make use of the energy stored in NAD+. If the body receives additional NADH, it must first use the NADH to build the raw form of NAD, which is NAD+.

Increased NAD levels result in a number of benefits:

  • Anti-aging effects
  • Improved cognitive function
  • Enhanced organ function
  • Improved sleep quality
  • Increased muscular strength
  • Boosted energy levels
  • DNA repair

NAD+ therapy has also been shown to have numerous benefits for chemical dependence detox, as well as in treating neurodegenerative diseases. It can even be useful for those struggling with mental health disorders. This is because the improved well-being can help ease some of the pain of anxiety or depression. Research is still ongoing into the many possible applications of NAD+ therapy. As of right now, there seems to be almost no limit to what this treatment can do.

Receive NAD+ Therapy at Springfield Wellness Center

If you are interested in getting NAD+ therapy, there is no better place to do it than Springfield Wellness Center. We have been at the forefront of NAD+ therapy for close to 20 years. In that time, we have helped hundreds of people with intravenous NAD+. The Springfield Wellness Center staff are passionate about this new form of treatment and are all experienced in administering it to our patients. If you’d like to learn more about our many treatment options, you can contact us at 844.334.4727.