Chronic abuse of alcohol and other addictive substances can take a huge toll on your body, your mind, and ultimately your quality of life. For centuries, addiction has been treated as a moral issue, making it difficult for people caught in its web to get help. However, the tide is finally turning. In the midst of a global opioid crisis that touches people from all walks of life, addiction is finally being approached as a health issue. NAD+ is a powerful tool for helping victims of addiction break free and recover from substance abuse.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often goes hand-in hand with addiction and alcoholism. People suffering from PTSD have gone through horrific life events that left them mentally and emotionally scarred, and they often turn to drugs and alcohol to subdue their demons. For combat veterans suffering PTSD, addictive drugs are often prescribed as a treatment.
Role of NAD+ in the Human Body
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, or NAD+, is a co-enzyme found in every cell of your body, and in the cells of all living things. NAD+ plays a key role in multiple biological processes. It helps maintain healthy cells, produces energy and repairs damaged DNA. Your body makes NAD+ from certain precursor nutrients found in food. Without NAD+, you would not exist.
NAD+ Levels in PTSD and Addiction
Chronic drug and alcohol use depletes NAD+ levels, decreasing your overall physical and mental health. There is also some evidence that people with lower levels of NAD+ may be more vulnerable to becoming addicted.
PTSD is characterized by sleep problems, heightened reactions to certain stimuli, anxiety, depression, anger and thoughts of suicide. The trauma that induces PTSD is thought to have harmful effects on cells of the central nervous system (CNS), including brain cells. Low NAD+ levels reduce the rate of cellular repair.
There are a number of factors that may contribute to low NAD+ levels, including:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Poor nutrition
While the exact relationship between NAD+ levels and addiction is unclear, we do know that NAD+ IV therapy can help you get over your dependency on drugs and alcohol and speed your recovery.
In the case of PTSD, NAD+ IV therapy helps repair damaged brain cells, elevates mood, reduces anxiety and restores chemicals called neurotransmitters that regulate the CNS and brain function.
Benefits of NAD+ IV Therapy for Substance Addiction
Quitting drugs and alcohol can be a grueling experience for an addict. Withdrawal symptoms may include anxiety, fatigue, sweating, vomiting, depression, seizures, hallucinations and a host of other painful reactions. For many, detox occurs in isolation, with nothing to ease the length or severity of your withdrawal symptoms.
NAD+ IV therapy can help substance-addicted people who want to quit get through the withdrawal process more quickly, with far less discomfort than conventional withdrawal treatments.
Benefits of NAD+ IV therapy for substance withdrawal include:
- Radical reduction of cravings and physical symptoms of withdrawal
- Reduced stress, depression and anxiety
- Shorter recovery time
- Has no potential for abuse, like some treatment medications
- Boosts energy and improves mood
- Pronounced safe by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The FDA notes that IV infusion is by far the best way to get all the benefits of NAD+, and they do not recommend oral supplements. NAD+ IV therapy is most effective and works more quickly when the IV cocktail includes an amino acid and vitamin complex.
NAD+ IV Therapy in NYC
If you suffer from PTSD, substance addiction or both, hope and help are just around the corner at Advanced Cryo NYC. The treatment is simple and convenient, and you don’t need a prescription. Simply fill out the form below to schedule your first NAD+ IV therapy session. Leave PTSD and addiction behind so you can enjoy an enhanced quality of life.