Treatment of Depression & Anxiety with NAD

If you are a loved one is struggling with anxiety or depression, call us at
760-736-4444 (click to call) to get an assessment and see if  Dr. Milgram can help with an NAD infusion.


Depression is a common disorder and has a profound negative impact on social functioning and health. The World Health Organization predicts depression will be the second leading cause of death by 2030. There are many physical and environmental factors that contribute to depression.

Physiological symptoms associated with depression include:

  • chronic stress
  • inflammation within the brain
  • cognitive impairment
  • an imbalance of neurotransmitters

NAD for Depression Treatment

One effective form of nutrition therapy is intravenous NAD, which is a derivative of vitamin B3. NAD is used as coenzyme for various cellular functions including energy production, DNA repair, regulating the immune system and reducing inflammation. Sirtuins are only one of the enzymes that depend on NAD in order to be activated.

Functions of Sirtuins

Sirtuins (SIRT) are enzymes known found throughout the cell known to reduce inflammation, inhibit protein aggregation and reduce oxidative damage. The different roles and actions sirtuins play help protect the nervous system and brain from deterioration.

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NAD helps the body to repair the brain. NAD is a naturally occurring substance that is present in every cell and has no negative side-effects.

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man struggling with anxiety who needs NAD


Anxiety is an emotional response necessary for survival. Similar to stress, however, chronic anxiety can have detrimental effects on the body and is the symptom of many mental disorders.

NAD Treatment for Anxiety

Research has shown that people with critically low levels of NAD are at a higher risk for developing problems related to addiction, anxiety and other mental disorders. When NAD is injected into the body through intravenous (IV) infusion, it immediately reaches the brain and performs the following beneficial functions:

  • Releases neurotransmitters which are essential for the function of the brain and nervous system
  • It also releases coenzymes and other chemicals which are responsible for mood elevation and generation of feelings of calmness and happiness
  • NAD also acts as a powerful detoxifier. It is very efficient in removing harmful substances and drugs from the body, thereby restoring your health and giving you a feeling of calmness. It also improves your ability to focus and to handle difficult situations.

NAD is a coenzyme which has been shown to be highly effective in elevating mood and reversing feelings of depression and anxiety. In addition, NAD has also been shown to replenish the neurotransmitters which have been depleted because of the constant state of activation of the nervous system and body.

Getting  Treatment From The NAD MD

Dr Phillip Milgram is known as The NAD MD for being on the forefront of using NAD for a variety of ailments. Dr. Milgram has been active in the field of age reversal since the 1980s.

Where Will I Receive the NAD?

The intravenous infusion is typically facilitated in the comfortable office at our beautiful Carlsbad Headquarters right near the ocean on Carlsbad Village Drive. We also have other locations in San Diego and Orange County.

Each patient will be placed in a comfortable therapy room and will be encouraged to bring laptop or whatever device to help keep them entertained. Depending on the purpose of NAD infusion, the patient may receive additional treatment or counseling after the NAD dispensation.

Dr Milgram NAD Doctor

Frequently Asked Questions About NAD


How do I take NAD?

NAD can be ingested a few different ways but the most effective way to get the maximum benefit is to take the NAD intravenously, which bypasses the digestive system. Facilitating the intravenous dispensation of NAD is what Dr. Milgram has done more often (and for a longer time) then just about anyone else.

The intravenous sessions typically last 2-6 hours at first, because in the initial stage we are giving you the largest dose of the NAD. After the first couple of days, the dispensation sessions get progressively shorter.


What is NAD and Who Discovered It?

NAD is a natural substance that occurs in every living cell. It was originally discovered by scientists in 1906 but it wasn’t until many years later that doctors started realizing the many health benefits of supplementing our body’s natural supply of NAD. Read more on our What is NAD page.


How long is the Treatment?

The treatment differs for every patient upon an assessment that Dr. Milgram will do. It depends on what reason the NAD is being taken and all the other personal and health factors present. Typically the NAD is initially dispensed intravenously for 2-6 hours each day.

Drug and alcohol detoxifications are more intensive and lengthy dispensations of NAD and can typically run from a few days up to 2 weeks. With our help, you can get off very high levels of opiates and alcohol in 10 days.  Many people report going from hopelessness to feeling wonderful with absolutely no cravings or withdrawals in 10 days. Some drugs like meth or Suboxone might require longer than 10 days of treatment.

The treatment of chronic degenerative diseases like Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimers will likely require one or a few days of NAD with periodic follow ups.

A treatment for Aging Reversal typically runs 4-6 days.


Do we accept insurance?

Payment is expected at the time of NAD dispensation. We have an insurance utilization billing expert who can help you facilitate reimbursement (if your insurance plan covers NAD), and depending on the plan, we have obtained up to 90% reimbursement.

You can contact us anytime for assistance working with your insurance to find out what they cover and how they will reimburse you for the treatment you will do here. We are not Medicare/Medicaid approved for the NAD Therapy.

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Will My Insurance Company be notified?

Not if you don’t want them to be, this payment is paid out of pocket; it is your decision if you would like notify insurance to get any type of reimbursement back.


What to bring?

  • Any and all lab work or medical tests done in the last 6 months
  • Bring ID & insurance card
  • Payment for treatment
  • Laptop, tablet, cell phone, books, or anything to help keep entertained
  • Bring enough clothes and toiletries for the entire treatment period
  • If you are staying at Present Moments Recovery for treatment, be sure to confirm what is allowed and required there
  • If you are staying home or at a local hotel, you should have a companion to accompany you to and from NAD sessions
  • Bring all current prescription medications

Is NAD Treatment Safe?

Yes, it is safe. NAD is already in every cell of your body and is found at the highest levels in infancy. We have licensed staff here watching over you during your treatment, and even if you go to the house (as part of a residential treatment program), a CPR certified house manager is on duty at all times.

There are no negative side effects to this treatment that can harm you, and there has been tens of thousands of infusions with no adverse reactions. You will have MD visits, and prescribed medication for all of your health care needs. Please be advised NAD is not an approved treatment by the FDA but there are multiple studies being done.