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NAD Boosts Mental Clarity

Apr 28

How Does NAD+ Boost Mental Clarity?

In addition to many other health benefits (such as reducing inflammation and supporting muscle health), NAD injections have also been shown to help combat “brain fog.”

But what is “brain fog?”

It doesn’t sound like the most technical term, but brain fog simply refers to a feeling of “haziness” that affects our mental clarity and ability to focus. Brain fog can be caused by a number of things, including stress, lack of sleep, or vitamin deficiency. Think about those afternoon slumps and how difficult it can be to get things done!

NAD+ works by giving cells a boost, improving the function of neurotransmitters that help facilitate communication between cells, helping you break through that mid-day slump.

How Does NAD+ Support Overall Brain Health?

In addition to treating short-term issues with focus and mental clarity, NAD+’s ability to help revitalize many neurological processes in the brain also helps support overall, long-term brain health. For example, NAD+ plays a role in maintaining healthy synapses, which help cells communicate with one another in the brain.

NAD+ is a pivotal metabolite involved in cellular bioenergetics, genomic stability, mitochondrial homeostasis, adaptive stress responses, and cell survival. Multiple NAD+-dependent enzymes are involved in synaptic plasticity and neuronal stress resistance. Here, we review emerging findings that reveal key roles for NAD+ and related metabolites in the adaptation of neurons to a wide range of physiological stressors and in counteracting processes in neurodegenerative diseases, such as those occurring in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington diseases, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Advances in understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms of NAD+-based neuronal resilience will lead to novel approaches for facilitating healthy brain aging and for the treatment of a range of neurological disorders.

Research has also shown that NAD+ supplementation could also be beneficial for counteracting some neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s disease, by helping manage neuroinflammation (basically, inflammation in the brain). While inflammation is a vital biological function, too much can also be damaging; NAD+ has proved helpful in managing too much inflammation.