Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a debilitating neurodegenerative disorder for which there is no known cure. Once considered to be a disease of advanced old age, today the condition is affecting much younger patients, often in their late middle age.
Parkinson’s disease is caused by the destruction of dopamine-producing neurons within the central nervous system (CNS). Low levels of a coenzyme called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, or NAD+, are thought to be a key factor in neuron destruction, and NAD+ deficiency is highly prevalent in Parkinson’s sufferers.
Role of Dopamine in PD
Dopamine is a neurotransmitter, a chemical released by nerve cells to signal other nerve cells. Dopamine plays a crucial role in multiple functions of the central nervous system (CNS) including motor control, mood, attention, motivation and pleasure.
Low levels of dopamine are responsible for the loss of motor control. Early symptoms often present as shaking in the hands and reduced coordination when moving. As the disease advances, patients may lose the ability to walk, chew, swallow and talk. PD often leads to premature death.
While there are some medications that boost dopamine levels in PD patients, their effects are often short-lived, and their effectiveness on motor control gradually declines and then ceases altogether.
New Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease
Despite mounds of research, scientists have previously been unable to pinpoint the exact mechanisms by which dopamine production declines in PD patients. There is growing evidence that exposure to environmental toxins may play a role in the destruction of dopamine-producing neurons, but the precise cause is still unclear.
Now, new research suggests that dysfunction in the mitochondria (the organelles where cells produce energy) may be a contributing factor in the cascade of events that destroys dopamine-producing neurons and leads to Parkinson’s disease. Low levels of NAD+ are thought to play a role, since the conenzyme is responsible for cellular protection and repair.
NAD+ IV Therapy for PD
NAD+, is found in every cell of the human body, and in the cells of all living things. NAD+ is vital to multiple biological processes throughout the body, including energy production and the repair and maintenance of cells, NAD+ plays a key role in DNA repair. Without NAD+, there would be no life — human, plant or animal.
NAD+ consumption promotes damaged cell survival:
NAD+ IV therapy has been shown to repair mitochondria, neurons and other damaged tissues throughout the body. For sufferers of PD, NAD+ therapy holds promise for reducing the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and slowing its progression.
NAD+ IV Therapy in NYC
If you or a loved one is suffering from Parkinson’s disease, hope is nearby at Advanced Cryo NYC. We offer NAD+ IV therapy for patients with PD and other neurodegenerative disorders like MS and Alzheimer’s disease.
NAD+ IV treatment is completely safe and has been approved by the FDA. NAD+ is not a drug, it is a naturally occurring nutrient and requires no prescription. The entire IV therapy procedure takes place in a calm and relaxing environment, and lasts about an hour.
Use the convenient contact form below to schedule your first NAD+ session, and fight back against the debilitating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.