NAD Addictions Therapy
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) is a coenzyme found in every cell in the body. It balances metabolism and hormonal activity, restores tissue damage, improves brain function, increases energy, and acts as a natural antidepressant. NAD is a derivative of Niacin (Vitamin B3). NAD and Niacin are unrelated to nicotine. NAD Addictions IV Therapy
NAD intravenous (IV) treatment is a healthy alternative to pharmaceutical medications for addiction recovery. NAD stimulates the body to replace and balance depleted vitamins and minerals, and increase natural defenses to detox the body of artificial chemicals so it can heal. It greatly helps to repair and restore the body from damage caused by addiction, and also helps counter the depression and mood-swings associated with post-acute withdrawal syndrome.
Most importantly, it reduces cravings and eases the pain of withdrawal. Unlike pharmaceutical treatment options, there are no harmful side effects associated with NAD treatment.
NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) is administered by slow IV drip, over a period of 2 or more hours each time, once each day for a period of between 4-10 days. IV therapy allows NAD to go directly to the brain, where it binds with opioid receptors as the NAD healing coenzyme flows through the vascular system into the nervous system and brain. During treatment, the patient may use a hand phone, read a good book, or most preferably, we encourage sleep and rest. The body only heals during deep sleep and rest.
After the initial series of NAD treatments, many patients return for occasional NAD maintenance boosters.
Please note that full Level 2 testing and analysis, with blood and urine testing are required, in order to determine reasons as well as proper prescription for NAD Therapy. We must determine if the body is well able to benefit and tolerate intensive NAD therapy. Please see information here about the BSI Signature Holistic Health Reset & Detox – Testing, Diagnostics & Custom Prescribed Treatment. NAD therapy can be received concurrently with the Detox, making for the best possible outcome in the shortest time.
NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) is especially helpful for those addicted to alcohol, nicotine, and opioid drugs. It binds to opioid receptors and reduces the symptoms of withdrawal. It causes the body to replace the vitamins and minerals which have been depleted from substance abuse. Benefits of NAD treatment as part of a holistic recovery strategy include…
As an added bonus, because BSI is a not-for-profit corporation, our price for this therapy is by far more affordable, further encouraging the patient to take this therapy. BSI is required to reinvest all profits back in the Corporation (not allowed to make a profit) – as such we can purchase the highest quality ingredients and therapies, no cutting corners.
It is often recommended that NAD treatment be combined with addiction counseling and / or participation in a recovery program such as a 12-step group. Sometimes psychotherapy is needed to deal with issues such as mental illness, family dysfunction or PTSD. However, with the help of NAD, you can stop using the toxic substance(s) and deal with any other issues you have effectively. BSI does not provide psychotherapy at this time, however limited counseling is included.
NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) treatment is also being used to counter some effects of aging, chronic depression and brain dysfunction. Naturally occurring levels of NAD decrease as the body ages. NAD therapy counters many of the effects of aging which are caused by NAD depletion over time. Overall benefits of NAD treatment include :
If you have the resources to obtain NAD treatment, it’s a healthy alternative to boost your chances of recovering from addiction without resorting to another drug.
When taken the first time, or if taken too fast (NAD IV must be taken very slowly) unneeded, but not dangerous, reactions can sometimes occur. We mitigate known side effects by adding other nutrients to the IV, including but not limited to magnesium, B complex, vitamin C, Piracetam (a nootropic brain booster), Glutathione, NAC, and many other ingredients the patient may choose.
A NAD IV therapy session takes longer than most other IV therapies. It can produce physical sensations throughout the body. For some, the NAD creates a euphoric and giddy feeling. For others, it can be a little more difficult for the body to process. It’s difficult to know what reactions may occur in whom and when.
These are some of the common side effects of IV NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) Therapy.
A rare side effect of IV NAD therapy is muscle tension or ache (if the IV is taken too fast – and the patient is dehydrated). Muscles in the stomach, back, shoulders, legs, and arms can feel sore as if you just did some heavy lifting at a gym. BSI Therapure Nutraceuticals can provide herbal medicines that can help. Mild stretching, heating pads, and essential oils are another remedy to explore.
Imagine a mild wave of pressure rolling over your entire body. For someone who is new to receiving NAD, the wave can be less than comfortable, but don’t let this deter you from receiving the treatment. The wave lasts for a few brief moments before it subsides.
Patients who decide to push their luck and try to cut down their infusion time by increasing the drip rate will experience a rush like never before. Rapid heart rate, headache, and a jolt of energy followed by a wave of pressure, that can be a very unpleasant feeling. Don’t do this.
It is important to remember that the NAD needs to be administered at a slow rate for health benefits. The more obvious reason is to reduce any discomfort one may experience with a rush of NAD, but more importantly, NAD is more readily absorbed into the cells at a slower rate. In other words, a slow drip will have more therapeutic benefit.
While not everyone has an emotional experience or breakthrough when receiving the therapy, it is still a good idea to have a box of tissues on hand. Congested sinuses and a runny nose often result from the NAD. Holistic therapy includes all aspects of the patient’s healing, including emotional, spiritual, physical, mental. Any reactions are usually related to the detox that comes with this therapy.
Hunger (The Munchies)
An increase in appetite can be a hit or miss for most individuals. Some people enjoy snacking during the treatment, whereas some people prefer to fast for the day. Either way, we recommend bringing some healthy, non-sugar snacks (fresh fruit ok) just in case. Headache or other reactions are less likely too occur if blood glucose is balanced. Addictions are often directly related to sugar consumption.
Proper diet is also of great concern. If consuming addictive foods, such as sugar-filled refined foods, healing will be much more difficult. We recommend a simple diet of whole foods during therapy. So, when combined with a whole foods diet, proper nutrients needed for rebuilding and cleansing of body tissues are provided, addictions are then truly healed. NAD requires proper nutrients, not junk food, to stabilize hormones and the endocrine system.
Dealing with addiction is rarely easy, whether it be something simple such as sugar (refined white sugar is processed the same way as heroin, and is actually more addictive), or more complicated such as alcohol (alcohol is the most refined form of sugar, hits the brain in 6 seconds). Opiates can be a little easier though, if protocol is followed, and the patient has willingness to proceed.
The NAD IV process is not instantaneous, and may take a little time. Have a look at the sample prescription below, which is of course modified for each patient’s needs. Some people do not need to go the full calendar, many can see results just a few days.
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IMPORTANT: We strongly suggest:
1) The patient eat a meal soon before an IV infusion (avoid sugar), and soon again thereafter.
2) The IV be taken slowly for stronger effect and to lessen Herxing.
3) Try to rest or sleep during the infusion, the body only heals during deep rest.