Frequently Asked Questions

NAD+ is the oxidized form of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide which occurs naturally in the body and is found in all living cells. It is derived from vitamin B3 (niacin) and it is used by the body to generate energy. It is considered an essential building block for life. Unfortunately, NAD+ levels decrease as you age and in response to illnesses. Boosting your NAD+ can help restore your healthy, natural levels and enhance your physical and mental wellbeing.

NAD+ provides the body with cellular food by increasing levels of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) resulting in an array of benefits by enhancing the body’s ability to regulate metabolism, resist stressors, and repair DNA. These benefits include boosting energy and cognitive function, improving mood, and reversing symptoms of aging. This innovtive and exciting treatment has gained popularity because of the multiple benefits it offers with very minimal side effects.

Most everyone would like to look and feel younger. Unfortunately, NAD+ levels decrease as you age and in response to illness. NAD+ depletion has been associated with several hallmarks of aging and may signify a wide-range of age-related diseases. This can negatively impact your health in several ways. NAD+ infusions are given as an anti-aging therapy specifically because it helps slow the aging process. NAD+ boosts cognitive function and energy, improves mood and memory, reduceds pain from inflammation, helps maintain muscle strength, and improves overall skin appearance.

Many athletes seek out NAD+ infusions trying to boost their performance or to recuperate quicker after an especially demanding workout. NAD+ infusions are gaining popularity among athletes due to the increased mitochondria ATP (adenosine triphosphate) production that follows the therapy. These infusions provide the body with ample fuel on the cellular level. Improvements in endurance, strength, stamina, and athletic performance have all been observed. There is a reason to believe that the IV route offers some distinct advantages over even a proper diet’s vitamin and nutrient supplementation. This is due to how it’s delivered directly into the bloodstream, completely bypassing the digestive system, allowing for 100% bioavailability. 

An exciting innovation in recent years is using NAD+ IV therapy for substance addiction.Abuse of alcohol, ilicit drugs, and opioids take an enormous physical, mental, and emotional toll on an individual. Luckily, evidence has shown that NAD+ infusions can play a valuable role in a comprehensive rehabilitation program. Basically, this coenzyme works well at repairing both the mind and body ravaged by sustained substance abuse. Working with sirtuins, a family of signaling proteins involved in metabolic functions, it helps to protect against oxidative stress, which is linked to cravings for substances like opoids, alcohol, and tobacco.

Yes, in addition to repairing addiction-damaged neurotransmitters and replenishing depleted stores of NAD+ caused from addiction, this therapy has many anti-aging benefits. It can boost energy levels thus combating fatigue, improve mood and outlook, increase mental acuity, and generally promote overall physical healing and mental wellbeing. In addition, one of the primary benefits of this type of therapy is its method of delivery. It is infused directly into the bloodstream offering 100% bioavailability immediately.

NAD+ infusion side effects are mostly all positive with many patients reporting improved mental clarity. Some people experience a slight tingling in their chest, mild nausea, a mild headache, or muscle cramping during the infusion but these symptoms can usually be mitigated by simply slowing down the infusion rate.

There is no specific preparation required so you can go about your day in the usual fashion prior to your treatment. Also, you can schedule appointments during the middle of the day and return to work afterwards if you desire to do so.
An IV will be started with a very small needle. Each infusion lasts approximately 90 to 120 minutes. You will be monitored throughout the infusion. Some patients report a slight tightening sensation in their chest, others report mild nausea and headache. These symptoms can be mitigated by simply slowing down the infusion rate. It is important to inform us if you experience any of these symptoms so that we can make the necessary adjustments to ensure your comfort. It generally requires zero recovery time allowing you to resume your normal activities immediately following the infusion.
Because NAD+ is a naturally occurring substance in one’s body, it is considered to be completely safe.
Many individuals report noticeable results the very same day they receive the infusion. Some experience a feeling of dreaminess or an immediate boost in energy after treatment. You can return to your normal activities immediately with zero down time.
The effects of a NAD+ IV treatment varies with each individual however, its effects can last between 3 to 15 days. Depending on the reason for your therapy, specific recommendations regarding the frequency of these infusions can be made. Essentially, it will depend on how healthy it makes you feel and how longe that feeling lasts.

NAD+ IV therapy cost varies from $225 to $400 depending on the dose administered.

Coverage depends on your insurance provider, your specific plan and the reason you are receiving the treatment. Mindful Infusions of Tennessee does not accept insurance payments. Our treatments are on a self-pay basis only. We will be happy to provide you with a superbill at the time of your appointment for you to submit to your insurance carrier for any possible reimbursement. You can even submit your superbill for out-of-network reimbursement electronically through the Osmind app at no charge to you and it will be filed for you as a complimentary service. We accept all major credit cards. Please see resources for financing options and discounts available.


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