NAD for Depression
NAD+ Depression Treatment
With depression levels growing yearly, there is a significant need for treatment. Antidepressants are a great treatment and often work wonders. However, if some people don’t respond to certain medications, don’t want to take them or find they need extra help, then research has found that NAD may be effective in both long- and short-term depression symptoms and treatment.
A NAD+ drip can help with both the symptoms and causes of depression, including:
- Sleeping more
- Fatigue & Lethargy
- Loss of interest in things you used to enjoy
- Unusual weight gain or loss
- Low self-esteem & self-image
- Suicidal ideation
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NAD IV Drips and the Brain
NAD infusions are designed to increase levels of niacin in your body. A deficiency or depletion of niacin can happen due to depression as well as drug and alcohol misuse, where depression often co-exists.
Depression is one of the common side effects of niacin deficiency. In its severe form, it is known as pellagra, an illness that can cause dementia, delusions, fatigue, weakness, skin conditions and, ultimately, death.
A major contributing neurotransmitter to depression and its treatment is serotonin. Widely known for its mood elevating effect, serotonin is the target of most mild to medium antidepressant medications. One of the main reasons for this is the effect niacin has on the brain.
Niacin is part of the system that metabolises tryptophan in food and produces serotonin. This means that NAD+ has a direct effect on the production of serotonin.
NAD Therapy Physical Depression
Depression is a mental and behavioural issue, and the symptoms often contribute to the problem. Many physical side effects are tiredness, fatigue, sleep problems and general energy issues.
NAD is vitally important to producing energy through our metabolic system. Many studies have shown that niacin levels are lower in people with depression. This could be either cause or result but worsens the situation.
Exercise and Depression
Improving energy levels makes us feel better naturally, but encouraging physical exercise is another added benefit.
Aerobic exercise is a common behavioural intervention that significantly improves depression. Studies show this isn’t just a temporary improvement, but impacts depression long-term.
Exercise increases the level of the mood-enhancing neurotransmitters serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine, which have a strong influence on depression. On a simpler level, exercise distracts us as well. We are taking our focus away from negative or stressful thoughts.
One of the barriers to exercising when you have depression is that you feel so lethargic and drained that you don’t feel like it. A boost from a NAD+ drip may help get you get started with exercising, and can also improve sleep and diet.
NAD+ IV infusions can offer a huge boost to your body and mind, and can help in getting you started on an upwards cycle to overcome depression.
NAD may give you an energy boost, but other challenging parts of depression are insomnia, stress and inability to rest.
A Satori Chair treatment provides a calming and relaxing space with sonic frequencies and vibrations to help you unwind. The satori chair encourages your body to enter a deeply calm state when you can feel restored and refreshed.
Transcranial Electrical Stimulation (TES) therapy uses mild electric currents to help with depression, pain and insomnia. It is non-invasive and stimulates the brain to release endorphins and serotonin, which are known to be mood-elevating for those with depression.
Counselling for Depression
Talking therapies, especially Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), are very effective when dealing with depression. Many people suffer from depression due to PTSD or trauma, and talking about these can help them understand and move on from them.
If, on the other hand, your depression is caused by life changes or conditions, you can set goals with a counsellor (we have a counsellor at Nadcell) to help improve your behaviour, thought patterns and lifestyle.
NADCell Depression Treatment Plan
- Days 1-3
- NAD+ IV Infusion 1-2 hours
- Satori Chair
- TES Therapy
- Days 4-5
- Satori Chair
- TES Therapy
https://molecularbrain.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13041-020-00703-4 Nicotinamide, a vitamin B3, ameliorates depressive behaviours independent of SIRT1 activity in mice