Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a debilitating autoimmune disorder that affects the central nervous system (CNS), creating physical and psychological challenges for MS patients. Globally, the disease affects about 2.5 million people and shortens the average patient’s lifespan by nearly a decade.
To date, there is no known cure for MS, but recent research suggests that NAD+ therapy can slow its progression and reduce symptoms.
Without getting too technical, there are a few things that can help you understand how NAD+ helps people with MS.
- MS is an autoimmune disorder, meaning it causes your immune system to release proteins called autoantibodies that attack healthy cells.
- In the case of MS, those proteins attack and destroy myelin producing cells that surround neurons.
- Neurons govern motor control and send information back and forth between the brain and the body, which in part explains the physical symptoms of MS.
- While there is no cure for MS, certain treatments like NAD+ therapy seem to reduce the intensity of symptoms and the slow the rate of progression.
Hopeful New Research for MS Treatment with NAD+ IV Therapy
In recently published research on MS, the research team found that nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) blocks a condition in mice called autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), which is basically a mouse model of MS. The experiment showed that NAD+ reverses progression of the disease via remyelination (restoration of myelin cells) and neuroregeneration (regeneration of nerve cells).
In addition, the production of two immunosuppressive cytokines (molecules that regulate the immune system) was stimulated by NAD+. Those cytokines, IL-10 and TGF-b1, have been shown to protect mice from EAE. While this study used mice as its subjects, researchers are optimistic about the potential role of NAD+ as an effective treatment for MS in humans.
NAD+ IV Therapy
NAD+ is simply a coenzyme, a nonprotein compound that is found in every cell of your body. Your body uses NAD+ to enable your cells’ mitochondria to convert food to energy. Low NAD+ levels have been linked to aging, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease and several other chronic illnesses.
In the mouse study, the researchers injected NAD+ with a needle, but a more efficient way for humans to get more NAD+ is via IV drip therapy. During an NAD+ therapy session, the patient relaxes in a soothing environment while NAD+ is infused, drip-by-drip, directly into the patient’s bloodstream.
Taking an oral supplement called nicotinamide riboside (an NAD+ precursor) has also been shown to boost NAD+ levels in some people. However, oral supplements are often poorly absorbed, and sometimes not at all, passing right through your body and down the toilet.
IV therapy is a much more efficient way to boost NAD+ because it bypasses your digestive tract and goes directly to your circulatory system. From there, the powerful coenzyme is rapidly delivered to the cells throughout your body that need it most.
NAD+ for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment in NYC
If you or a loved one suffers from MS, NAD+ therapy may help. Our clinic, Advanced Cryo NYC, is conveniently located in fashionable SoHo, close to shopping and restaurants. Our professional staff will answer all your questions and see to your every comfort throughout your relaxing NAD+ therapy session.
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Source: Tullius, Stefan G., et al. “NAD+ protects against EAE by regulating CD4+ T-cell differentiation.” Nature communications 5 (2014): 5101.