NAD+ for Athletic Performance

Why Choose NAD+ for Athletes

Whether or not you are an athlete wanting to increase your performance or simply an athlete wanting to recover quicker, NAD IV therapy may be right for you. Essentially, NAD infusions provide the body with additional fuel on the cellular level, by increasing levels of ATP (adenosine triphosphate). With higher levels of NAD and ATP, the body can carry out a wide range of functions including an improved ability to regulate metabolism, resist stressors, and repair DNA. Come visit us at Mindful Infusions of Tennessee to enjoy the benefits of NAD therapy with zero recovery time.

How Does NAD+ Work?

The benefits derived from NAD+ supplementation for athletes are one of the most exciting topics around. It is already well known that NAD+ works to quickly repair cells throughout the body including neurons in the brain.

We also know that NAD+ is an essential coenzyme, found throughout every cell of the body. Not only is NAD+ responsible for thousands of biochemical reactions throughout the body, but it is also especially involved in DNA repair and energy production within the mitochondria of each cell.

All of our bodies need a constant supply of NAD+ in order to facilitate the repair of damaged DNA and this is especially true for mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondria use aerobic cellular respiration and the electron transport chain to pump out ATP, which is the body’s primary energy source.

Boosting NAD+ levels can improve mitochondrial oxygenation and may protect skeletal muscle from metabolic decline. The majority of studies indicate that lower NAD+ levels are deleterious for muscle health and higher NAD+ levels augment muscle health.

NAD+ and NADH collectively referred to as NAD, are the two forms of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide. The NAD+ is the oxidized form, that is, a state in which an electron has been lost. NADH is a reduced form of the molecule, having gained the electron lost by NAD+. This transferring of electrons during cellular metabolism is a vital process in converting nutrition into energy thus combating fatigue.

Fatigue can be defined as a condition marked by extreme tiredness combined with the inability to function due to a lack of energy. Physical fatigue can be caused by many factors, one of which is physical exercise. Physical fatigue commonly leads to mental fatigue. Fatigue is associated with several physiological factors that result in the overproduction of oxidative free radicals and lactic acidosis.

During high-intensity exercise, ATP levels tend to drop. Studies show that before one reaches exhaustion, NADH (NAD + Hydrogen) levels often rise while levels of NAD+ decrease in blood and muscle. An increase in NADH levels in the presence of decreased ATP suggests that the electron transfer process between NADH and NAD+ may be compromised. The end result is that muscle performance is impeded and fatigue results.

Fatigue and exhaustion are known to increase free radicals leading to oxidative stress, an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in the body. Increasing blood and muscle levels of NAD+ may enhance endurance by reducing oxidative stress-induced suppression of aerobic respiration within the

The Benefits of NAD+ Therapy

Frequently Asked Question About NAD+

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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