*The FDA has not approved intravenous ketamine or NAD+ for the treatment of any psychiatric or pain condition. These articles reference off-label use. Like all medical treatments, the discussed therapies carry risks and benefits. Speak with a doctor at Clarus Health to learn if these therapies may be right for you.

Jan 5, 2024

Clearing the Mist: How NAD Therapy Can Lift Brain Fog

NAD is critical for healthy brain functioning. Learn how NAD Therapy can give mental clarity and lift brain fog.

Clearing the Mist: How NAD Therapy Can Lift Brain Fog

Brain fog is a common, but ambiguous, term that we use to describe a lack of mental clarity, forgetfulness, and difficulty focusing. Learn how NAD+ therapy can transform your mental clarity to enhance your performance.

What is NAD?

Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD) is a coenzyme of Vitamin B3 that is found in all living cells. NAD is crucial for cellular metabolism and energy production. Your brain and central nervous system use vast amounts of energy, and NAD+ is important for healthy brain functioning. NAD exists in two forms in the body: NAD+ and NADH. Both are critical to cognitive function.

The brain consumes about 20% of the body's energy despite making up only 2% of its mass!

NAD+ and Brain Function

The part of your cell that produces energy is call the mitochondria. NAD+ is used by your mitochondria to produce energy, but NAD+ is also necessary to keep your mitochondria functioning optimally. Mitochondrial efficiency decreases with age. Optimal mitochondria function are vital for key processes:

NAD+ levels naturally decline with age. We believe this is one of the reasons the human body "slows down" with age.

Neurons Need NAD+ to Function Optimally

Neurons need energy, stable DNA, and optimal metabolism to function properly. NAD+ is vital to each of these functions. Sirtuins are a class of proteins that are important for maintaining cellular functioning as we age. NAD+ is key to Sirtuin activity, which is critical to maintain with aging and in various neurodegenerative conditions.

A deficiency of these neuronal cellular repair mechanisms is implicated in aging and decreased cognitive performance and likely brain fog.

Neuroinflammation in Relieved with NAD+

Chronic inflammation is another factor that can contribute to cognitive decline and conditions like brain fog. NAD+ has direct anti-inflammatory effects in brain cells. Reducing inflammation is vital to cognitive performance.

How Can NAD+ Lift Brain Fog?

There is lots of ongoing research on NAD+ improving health. Our clinical experience has shown that IV NAD+ is the most potent form of restoring NAD+ levels in the body. This rapid delivery of NAD+ has given our patients tremendous improvements in cognitive health and in removing brain fog. Oral supplementation can help increase NAD+ levels in the body, but it is not as direct acting as IV NAD+ infusion.

Learn More About Lifting Brain Fog

Your comfort with your doctor in your NAD therapy in San Francisco plays a tremendous role in your healing. You deserve to find your healing potential. Schedule a free consultation with Clarus Health to learn if IV NAD+ Therapy is right for you and relieving brain fog.

Anthony Kaveh MD

Anthony Kaveh MD

Dr. Kaveh is a Stanford and Harvard-trained anesthesiologist and integrative medicine specialist. He has over 800,000 followers on social media and has guided hundreds of patients throughout transformative healing experiences. He is an authority on Ketamine, NAD, and SGB therapies. He is a registered continuing education lecturer in the Bay Area.