Revive! NAD+ Brain Restoration & Neurotransmitter Rehabilitation

The REVIVE! Program at White Rock Naturopathic

NAD+ Brain Restoration therapy is a unique non-pharmaceutical-based approach for treating the effects of chronic stress, fatigue, aging, chronic mood disorders (depression,  anxiety, and PTSD) and neuro-degenerative conditions (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Post Concussion Syndrome and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy).

The first step in treatment at White Rock Naturopathic is a functional medical assessment (i.e. medical history, lab work, functional and chemical disorders, neurotransmitter levels, nutritional requirements and deficiencies, etc.) in order to individualize one’s treatment program based on one’s specific biochemical needs.

Following our assessment, we immediately begin an individualized oral supplement program tailored specifically for your needs and deficiencies as preparation for the NAD+ Therapy.

The NAD+ Brain Restoration and Neurotransmitter Rehabilitation treatment is then begun, which involves IV NAD+ and individualized Amino Acid infusions. This may also include Vitamin C, high dose vitamin/multi-mineral, and glutathione infusions, for 4-10 days in total. IV infusions can range in duration from 1-6 hours. An IV line is inserted in one’s arm while relaxing in a lounge chair, and the IV formulation is slowly infused. One may watch television, read, eat, and even doze during the infusion.

The IV NAD+ and amino acids improve brain function based on higher levels of cellular energy production along with restored production of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine and GABA. Over the course of treatment neuro receptors and neurotransmitter levels are restored noticeably, substantially improving mood and cognitive abilities.

The Revive! Program Includes the following:

  1. Functional Medical Assessment & Lab workup;
  2. 30 day Oral Supplement Program (Amino Acids, Vitamins/Minerals, Nootropics, Botanicals, etc);
  3. IV NAD+ & Amino Acid therapy (individualized for 4-10 days in total);
  4. IV Vitamin C + high dose vitamin/multi-mineral (Myer’s) infusions; (if needed)
  5. IV Glutathione infusions;  (if needed);

NAD is Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide. It is a naturally occurring co-enzyme that is made by our bodies and has a central role in the metabolism and energy production of every single cell in the body. It is a special molecule whose structure is synthesized by our bodies in part by combining derivatives of Vitamin B-3 and the amino acid tryptophan. Our cells and bodies cannot live without NAD.

NAD is a molecule that reacts with oxygen in the mitochondria in every cell of your body in order to create cellular energy (ATP – Adenosine triphosphate, the basic energy molecule in the body) so you can move, breathe, pump blood, digest food, think, and generally, live your life. It has more than 100 metabolic functions in our human biochemistry, and thus not suprisingly, has a direct role in conditions affecting physical and mental health, and cellular aging.

Lack of this essential cellular fuel is now recognized as a key feature of chronic fatigue, apathy, depression, anxiety, alcohol and drug addiction, weak immune system (infections and cancer), muscle pain and weakness, headaches, memory disturbance, sleep problems, focus and concentration defects and other chronic diseases.

Some of the functions of NAD in the body include:

  • Increases energy in brain cells
  • Stimulates production of dopamine, serotonin, and noradrenaline, thereby improving moods
  • Increases energy in heart cells
  • Protects and repairs DNA, reducing DNA mutations which contribute to atherosclerosis, cancer, immunodeficiency, rheumatoid arthritis, and much more
  • The “most powerful antioxidant” in the body according to Dr. Richard Passwater in his book NADH-The Energizing Coenzyme
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Stimulates nitric oxide production, thereby improving blood flow in the body

Neuron illustration

NAD+ Brain Restoration Therapy provides what the the brain needs for healthy functioning. Stress, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and neuro degenerative conditions deplete the brain of chemicals known as neurotransmitters. Treatment helps patients replenish their supply of neurotransmitters, by giving the brain what it needs to return to proper functioning. These treatments are completely nutrient-based— compounds a healthy body makes naturally.

Medical research has shown the following medical conditions to improve with NAD therapy:

• Chronic fatigue
• Muscle pain and weakness
• Joint pain and stiffness
• Headaches
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Alcohol and drug addiction
• Diabetes
• Sleep disturbance
• Memory loss (forgetfulness)
• Attention deficit
• Fevers, sore throats and swollen
• Lymph glands
• Parkinson’s disease
• Cancer

Research has also shown that NAD can provide the following benefits in “healthy” people:

• Increased physical energy
• Improved mental performance
• Improved response to short term
• Sleep deprivation
• Reduce the effects of jet lag
• Enhance libido
• Anti-aging