What is NAD?

NAD stands for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide. It is found in all cells and is essential to living. NAD bathes the brain’s cells in nutrients and the result is improved brain health and function.

NAD was discovered by scientists in 1906, but it wasn’t until the 1940s when doctors began to understand the true potential and function of NAD in the human body. Since then, more and more areas of the medical community are working with NAD to improve the lives of their patients.

NAD Has Many Functions and is in All Living Things

NAD is required for the fundamental biological processes that make life possible, from metabolism to DNA repair. NAD is hard at work in the cells of humans and other mammals, yeast and bacteria, even plants.

Nothing can live without NAD, and low levels are often accompanied by negative health consequences like loss of strength and vitality. NAD is produced by the body in higher quantities in babies and growing adults than older adults.

Frequently Asked Questions About NAD Treatment

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. If the NAD is for a drug detoxification, the treatment can be given at Present Moments Recovery, a very luxurious and supportive home-like treatment environment.

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.

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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.

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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
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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’s 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. 

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