NAD Therapy UK

NAD+, the oxidised form of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, is essential for creating energy in the body and is involved in hundreds of metabolic processes. Discover the power of NAD+, why it's essential for your health, and how you can boost your NAD+ levels today.

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What is NAD+?

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) is a vital coenzyme that helps your body’s cells function properly. Think of NAD as a helper molecule that transfers energy between cells. Found in every living cell, NAD is crucial for over 500 different bodily reactions. It comes in two forms: NAD+ (oxidised) and NADH (reduced). Your body can make NAD from amino acids found in foods like turkey, chicken, and fish, or from supplements like niacin.

NAD was discovered by British scientists Arthur Harden and William John Young in 1906. It became more widely recognised in the 1960s when French scientist Pierre Chambon uncovered a process called Poly ADP-ribosylation. This process showed that key proteins, like PARPs and sirtuins, need NAD+ to work. These proteins play a big role in repairing DNA and keeping your cells healthy and youthful.

Why do I need to increase my NAD+ levels?

NAD+ is critical for health and longevity, playing a role in metabolism, DNA repair, and gene expression. It supports healthy ageing by activating sirtuin proteins, which regulate cellular homeostasis and protect against age-related decay. Sirtuins, discovered in the 1970s, rely on NAD+ for activation, linking NAD+ directly to healthy ageing.


Key Benefits of NAD+ Therapy


Supports Healthy Ageing: NAD+ activates sirtuin proteins, which protect against cellular decay.

Enhances DNA Repair: NAD+ aids in repairing daily DNA damage and protects cells from stress.

Improves Circadian Rhythm: NAD+ helps regulate sleep patterns, promoting better sleep and overall well-being.

Boosts Energy and Cognitive Function: NAD+ therapy can increase energy levels and improve brain function.

Enhances Exercise Performance: NAD+ increases glucose availability, allowing for longer, more efficient workouts.

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NAD+ Treatment Options

Maintaining high NAD+ levels can be difficult with a busy lifestyle. Exercise, healthy eating and a consistent effective sleep routine all boost the natural production of NAD+. At the same time stressors on your body adversly impact your NAD levels, alcohol consumption, poor sleep and diet and lack of exercise. Importantly, as you age your body produces less NAD.


NAD+ IV Therapy at Effect Doctors


At Effect Doctors, we offer bespoke NAD+ therapy tailored to your needs. Our doctors create custom solutions after a full medical consultation, designed to boost your NAD+ levels with the benfits that brings.

NAD+ IV Therapy delivers up to 1000mg of NAD+ directly into your system, providing an immediate and a significant boost to your NAD levels. This is via a medical grade intravenous drip administered by our team of skilled doctors and nurses. Founded by NHS doctors, we ensure the highest quality care and treatments.

NAD+ At Home Supplementation

Effect Doctors have partnered with Vaion, who supply our NAD+, to develop a lower dose form of NAD+ supplementation. This is via a self administered sub-cutaneous injection using a painless pen, everything required will be delivered to your home.


VAION+ Home NAD+ Injections


Unlike IV drips that deliver an immediate large dose of NAD+, the VAION+ PEN offers lower doses over a longer period. This innovative device allows for regular, painless injections of NAD+, building and maintaining to your NAD+ levels.

Our Doctors will advise IV treatment to rapidly boost your NAD+ levels, and may recommend maintenance doses via the Vaion+ pen. They may also suggest moving straight to the Vaion solution. Your preference may also be determined by which approach you feel more convenient and comfortable.

  • How much does NAD+ therapy cost?
    • The cost of NAD+ therapy varies depending on the type of treatment. NAD IV therapy at the Effect Doctors Clinic starts at £100 for an express drip, increasing based on the dosage of NAD. For those preferring the convenience of at-home treatments, VAION+ therapy starts at £320, offering regular and painless self-administered NAD+ injections to sustain elevated levels over time.

  • What are the side effects of NAD+ therapy?
    • NAD+ therapy is generally well-tolerated, but some individuals may experience mild side effects. Common side effects include:


      Fatigue: Some people feel tired after the treatment, which usually resolves quickly.

      Nausea: Mild nausea can occur during or after the infusion.

      Headache: A small number of individuals might experience headaches.

      Flushing: Some people might notice redness or a warm sensation in their skin.

      Discomfort at the injection site: For those receiving IV therapy or injections, there can be temporary discomfort or bruising at the site.


      These side effects are typically short-lived and mild.

  • Is NAD+ therapy safe?
    • NAD+ therapy is generally safe, harnessing naturally occurring NAD+ to support essential bodily functions. At clinics such as Effect Doctors, treatments are overseen by skilled healthcare professionals to ensure precise administration and monitoring. Since NAD+ is a natural coenzyme in the body, the risk of adverse reactions is minimal.

      Before beginning therapy, a thorough medical consultation assesses individual health needs and tailors the treatment accordingly. Clinics maintain rigorous quality control, employing medical-grade NAD+ to enhance safety and effectiveness throughout the therapy process.