NAD: Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide - Co-Enzyme 1

A co-enzyme of Niacin that is in every living cell of your body

NAD is a biological rocket fuel that gives you energy

It is clear to see how important NAD-NADH is for the body as it is involved in every bodily function and catalyzes more than a thousand metabolic reactions in the organs and tissues.

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

Source : Ronald Peters, MD, MPH


The brain consumes about one-third of all the energy produced by the body.

NAD Increases energy in brain cells

NAD Increases energy in heart cells

NAD helps the body produce ATP, which is fuel for the heart to beat.


Other Key Functions of NAD

• 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 production of dopamine, serotonin, and noradrenaline, thereby improving moods

• Stimulates nitric oxide production, thereby improving blood flow in the body

Source : Ronald Peters, MD, MPH


NAD+ is a naturally occuring co-enzyme that has a central role in the metabolism and energy production of every single cell in the body.

(The body is made up of

~100 trillion cells)

NAD stands for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, which is the chemical term for a molecule that reacts with oxygen in the mitochondria in every cell of your body in order to create energy so you can move, breathe, pump blood, digest food, think, and generally, live your life.  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. NAD deficiency may be an unrecognized epidemic of cellular disease.

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NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) is a metabolic co-enzyme which continuously varies between the NAD and NADH compounds in the body. Enzymes are responsible for every activity of life. There are two primary classes of enzymes: digestive and metabolic. Metabolic enzymes are responsible for the structuring, repair, and remodelling of every cell, and the body is under a great daily burden to supply sufficient enzymes for optimal health. Metabolic enzymes operate in every cell, every organ and every tissue, and they need constant replenishment. NAD plays an essential role in the production of ATP (Adenosine triphosphate), the basic energy molecule in the body, and has more than 100 metabolic functions in our human biochemistry.

All human activities require energy. Research has indicated that 90% of our physical energy must be made available from the biochemical processes within our cells. Each cell in your body has a particular function that needs energy to do its job. This energy is produced by various chemical processes in the cells, in little “power plants”. We refer to such power plants as the mitochondrion. Glucose is the fuel for our power plants and is obtained from the food which we consume by means of digestion. Most processes in a power plant which releases energy however require a particular co-enzyme to produce energy. Without the co-enzyme, the power plant will simply not function. NAD is such a co-enzyme and it maintains the processes in all power plants. When there is a deficiency in NAD, or too few power plants in the cells, there will be a metabolic energy deficiency. This metabolic energy deficiency is called a NAD Energy Deficiency (NED). This NED is insufficient chemical energy for life and can be defined as the physical state which develops when the body does not have enough NAD molecules and accompanying energy metabolic cofactors to generate enough metabolic energy on a cellular level to maintain the body in a constant state of health. Such a NED can result in a wide spectrum of NED related diseases. NED mostly manifests itself as chronic fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome, substance abuse, depression, stress, anxiety and various other chronic illnesses.

What is NAD Energy Deficiency?

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