Drip IV has harnessed the power of intravenous vitamin therapy delivered vitamins, minerals and amino acids directly to the body for maximum absorption for the last four years. A recent surge into the premium sector with NAD+ (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) has become the go to for those seeking an enhanced level of anti-ageing and wellness, writes Cameron Pine.

I’m yet to meet a person who would say they wanted less immune function, and when our lifestyle choices continually place increased stress and degradation on our body, going a level deeper than the usual nutrient-rich diets and supplements, often takes working on the cells at a cellular level.

With an almost limitless array of benefits, depending on what cocktail you go for, NAD+ has long been sought out by performance junkies and those seeking optimum function without slowing down as we age. Moving well beyond the traditional Meyers cocktail for energy, immune function and an overall mental refresh, NAD+ works in conjunction with other infusions to ensure you are glowing and those B vitamins are reaching the cells where we will feel it the most.

Unfortunately, drugs, alcohol, stress, medications, chronic illness and age all contribute to a decrease in our NAD+ stores. As NAD+ goes down, so does our energy. Cells age and deteriorate and keeping on top of your health is harder. IV therapy aids the immune system by delivering vitamins and antioxidants directly to your cells. Normally vitamins would have to go through the digestive system and many products and brands marketed to us, despite claims, do not adequately reach your system where it’s needed the most.

By going direct to the bloodstream the body is aided with the absorption of vitamins. Collagen supplements have been the biggest culprit to date, but we must always ensure that what we are taking is not completely being absorbed by the gut before reaching our cells. It’s important to do your research on how your body absorbs vitamins and minerals before embarking on a journey of supplementation.

Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide, aka NAD+, is a naturally occurring coenzyme found in every cell in the body and is essential for life! Tipped as the ‘miracle molecule’ it assists more biological functions than any other vitamin-derived molecule. It aids cellular respiration (transferring energy from food to the body) and is vital for maintaining healthy organs and neurological systems.

“Since our inception in 2018, Drip IV has performed more than 15,000 NAD+ infusions nationwide. We were the first IV therapy provider to bring easily accessible NAD+ IV treatments to Australians. As one of our most popular treatments, we have perfected the craft and way we administer NAD+, resulting in maximum benefits and comfort for our clients,” said DripIV founder Kristie Baird.

“A lot of people are now curious about the longevity benefits of NAD+, especially with celebrities like Joe Rogan talking about it. David Sinclair is a biologist and author of ‘Lifespan’ which delves into the correlation between age related disease and low NAD+ stores. So from helping with addictions, longevity, fertility, and more, NAD is involved in many areas of better health because it is vital for healthy functioning cells in the body,” she said.

Supplementing with NAD+ may help you withdraw from addictive substances safely, overcome anxiety and depression, handle acute and chronic stress more effectively, and cope better with PTSD. It is also proven to help with the relatively common ailment of chronic fatigue syndrome. Imagine having muscle pain, headaches, chronic sore throat, and on top of all that being tired for weeks, months or even years?

IV therapy is unique, as we mentioned earlier, in that it delivers directly to your cells. It puts ingredients in to help your body and NAD+ is the holy grail. So next time you think IV infusions, think beyond Vitamin C, potassium, and sodium chloride, that while they have proven effective in the enhancing our health, ensuring our cells are at optimum performance and renewal phase, boosting our NAD+ levels is imperative.

NAD+ infusions are $700 per treatment but many nurses will recommend a collective of treatments for $1500 (recommended over three weeks or as advised by your registered nurse). There’s also the option of hosting an event where you can share the experience with friends or colleagues and collectively enjoy the benefits of IV therapy.

Other treatment options with Drip IV specifically suit this holiday period.

“The Recovery and Myers’ Cocktail drips are definitely the crowd favourites during this festive season,” Kristie said. “Running around putting our best-selves forward at every occasion can leave us feeling physically and mentally exhausted. The Recovery drip helps us to bounce back fast by replenishing lost nutrients, hydrating our body and improving the detoxification process after a big event in less than 60 minutes. Packed with essential vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C, B Complex, Magnesium and Zinc, the Myers’ Cocktail is the perfect all-rounder to meet a range of needs. Improve energy and mood and experience better recovery and sleep, while boosting the immune system.”

For more information visit www.dripiv.com.au