NADH is an acronym for “nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) + hydrogen (H).” The body naturally produces this chemical, and it plays a part in the chemical process that produces energy. People also take NADH supplements as a medication.
American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP), led by Dr. Neema Yazdanpanah, provides safe and proven compounding treatments to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and nationwide.
NADH capsules help to enhance mental clarity, concentration, alertness, and memory. Furthermore, it helps in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Due to its role in the production of energy in the body, NADH also helps improve athletic endurance and address chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
Some patients can use NADH for the treatment of high cholesterol, depression, high blood pressure, jet lag, and Parkinson’s disease.
It also helps in boosting the immune system, rectifying the effects of alcohol on the liver and hormone testosterone, mitigating the signs of aging, and safeguarding against the side effects of an AIDS medication known as zidovudine (AZT).
At times, medical providers give patients NADH by intramuscular (IM) or intravenous (IV) injection for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and depression.
How does it Work?
The NADH that our bodies manufacture is involved in the production of energy in the body. Some evidence suggests that NADH supplements may decrease blood pressure, reduce cholesterol, and help in chronic fatigue syndrome by increasing energy and nerve signals for individuals with Parkinson’s disease. However, sufficient information on the efficacy of these supplements is not available.
NADH improves the chemical reactions rates in the mitochondria (the metabolic power factory of the body’s cells), as well as assists the cell to rectify damage to the cellular genetic material (DNA).
Furthermore, NADH supports the manufacture of specific neurochemicals and hormones in the body such as dopamine and adrenaline. Low levels of dopamine also seem to play a role in Parkinson’s disease and likely Alzheimer’s disease. An increase in NADH can help in the prevention of such conditions.
NADH capsules may help in the following ways:
- Enhancing athletic performance.
- Increasing energy.
- Improving concentration and memory.
- Boosting immune function.
- Mitigating signs of aging.
- Reducing cholesterol levels.
- Protecting against side effects of the medication zidovudine (AZT).
- Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). There is primary evidence that NADH might decrease the symptoms of CFS if used in combination with traditional drugs.
- Parkinson’s disease. Till now, research outcomes do not agree on the efficacy of NADH in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
- Decreasing Depression.
- Reducing Jet lag.
- Managing High blood pressure.
- Improving various other conditions.
Further evidence is required to gauge the effectiveness of NADH for these uses.
Side Effects and Safety
NADH appears to be safe for a majority of people who used it properly and for a limited duration (up to 12 weeks). Most individuals do not suffer any side effects when they take the medication in the recommended dosage every day, which is 10 mg.
Sufficient information on NADH use during pregnancy and nursing is not available. To be on the safe side, it is best to avoid it during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
The correct NADH usage depends on many variables such as the patient’s age, medical conditions, and other factors. Currently, sufficient scientific information to establish the correct range of doses for NADH is not available.
American Integrative Pharmacy receives patients from Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and nationwide for a wide range of compounding treatments.
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