Brain Restoration CoEnzyme 1 ~ NAD, The Cellular Repair & Replication Catalyst
“In an experiment in mice, the team found that giving older mice NAD for just one week made 2-year-old-mice tissue resemble that of 6-month-old mice (in human years, that would be akin to a 60-year-old’s cells becoming more like those belonging to a 20-year-old).”
NAD stands for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, which is the chemical term for a molecule that reacts with oxygen in the mitochondria which is the energy producing “power plant” in every cell of your body. The mitochondria makes the energy your body depends on to move, think, pump blood, digest food, think, and generally, animate 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), mood disorders, muscle pain and weakness, headaches, memory disturbance, insomnia, focus and concentration defects and other metabolic disorders and chronic diseases. NAD deficiency, in my opinion, is an epidemic cellular disease because each and every disease is fundamentally caused by oxidative stress and an NAD deficiency accelerates the negative effects of oxidative stress – cellular function decline and then death.
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.
NAD is a coenzyme of Niacin – B3. Enzymes are responsible for every biochemical process that supports life. There are two primary classes of enzymes: digestive and metabolic. Metabolic enzymes are responsible for the structuring, repair, and remodelling of every cell.
NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) is a metabolic co-enzyme which continuously varies between the NAD and NADH compounds in the body. Metabolic enzymes operate in every cell, every organ and every tissue, and they need constant replenishment. Lifeless, enzymatically void diets today tend not to keep up with metabolic demands. NAD levels naturally decline with age. In today’s world, however, NAD is depleted far more quickly as cells today work much harder than even 10 years ago to metabolize toxins, handle stress, and adapt to an unhealthy, over stimulating psychological, emotional, and physically toxic environment. Our environment has changed more in the last 100 years than in the last 20,000 years and the requirements of adapting to those changes, along with the nutritionally void processed foods that people consume in an environment that requires MORE nutrition to function well placesa high demand on our cellular energy performance to keep up with it all. Therefor degenerative and autoimmune disease, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, mental disturbances– essentially all metabolic disorders and diseases will surface early as cells will age more quickly and succumb to the inherent oxidative stress in our lifestyles, diet and environment.
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 mitochondria. Glucose is the fuel for these power plants and is supposed to be obtained from the food we consume by means of digestion. Today’s processed, GMO, and nutritionally void foods do not supply the required demand to properly deliver and utilize glucose. So it floats around in the blood and becomes food for harmful bacteria, disrupts the neuroendocrine system (insulin resistance) and produces everything from cancer to harmful neurotransmitter analogues. Don’t get me wrong, there is plenty of glucose derived from dead, processed foods; just not the nutrients and enzymes to deliver it to the mitochondria and burn it. This is why people who eat a lot don’t have a lot of energy!
Without sufficient NAD, the mitochondria simply cannot function and the cell will die. However, first, a cellular slowing of operation will happen which is when various symptoms will manifest such as “fog brain”, inability to focus, general fatigue, losing ambition, aspiration and inspiration for life, laziness, disinterest in things you once loved, etc. After a period of this, actual diseases and metabolic disorders will begin to manifest.
A chronic NAD deficiency results in a metabolic energy deficiency. This metabolic energy deficiency is called a NAD Energy Deficiency (NED). NED is insufficient chemical energy which means the body does not have enough NAD molecules and accompanying energy nutritional and enzymatic cofactors to generate enough metabolic energy on a cellular level to maintain the body in a constant state of health; ergo, produce the energy required to fuel the biochemical processes that sustain and animate life.
This is a primary reason as to why those that suffer NED will get a disease in the same environment when others will not. The people who do not succumb to a disease, such those caused by contaminated water, have better NAD production and utilization (producing ATP) so cells are able to protect themselves, repair, replicate, efficiently utilize nutrients, and perform the all important task of removing waste- detoxification. This is really important for the brain as waste products can mimic neurotransmitters, and compete for the healthy ones for receptor sites, therefore causing mood issues and even adverse mental health conditions such as schizophrenia in addition to causing actual organic damage resulting in tumors, neurodegenerative and autoimmune diseases.
NED can result in a wide spectrum of diseases (probably all). NED mostly manifests itself as chronic fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome, substance abuse, depression, stress, anxiety and various other chronic illnesses.
Key Neuro/Biochemical Functions of NAD
- Protects and repairs DNA, reducing DNA mutations which are caused from chronic bioaccumulation of biotoxins, age, drug/alcohol abuse, improper diet, stress, etc.
- Increases energy in heart cells
- Increases energy in brain cells
- Improves communication between the mitochondria (energy producing organelle in every cell) and the nucleus which enhances all cellular communication.
- Enhances the utilization of nutrients and removal of waste within the cell.
- Reverses cerebral aging as well as protects the brain from aging by adding mitochondria organelles within the cell
- Proven clinical record for dramatically improving neurodegenerative disease such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
- Improves general metabolism
- 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 neurochemical communication, moods, concentration, and memory
- Stimulates nitric oxide production, thereby improving blood flow in the body – this is essential for healthy brain function as the brain is a very dense network of capillaries charged with the responsibility to get blood flow to the brain
- Reverses insulin resistance quickly when diet is corrected
- Quickly establishes healthy blood sugar regulation
- Reduces and when diet is corrected, entirely eliminates brain inflammation
Medical research has shown the following medical conditions to improve with NAD therapy:
- Chronic fatigue
- Muscle pain and weakness
- Joint pain and stiffness
- Alcohol and drug addiction
- Sleep disturbance
- Memory loss (forgetfulness)
- Attention deficit
- Fevers, sore throats and swollen
- Lymph glands
- Parkinson’s disease
Research has shown that NAD provides 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