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If you were asked to pick one of the most vital molecules in the human body, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) would have to be at the top of the list. At Revolution Psychiatric and Addiction Treatment, Richard E. Repass, MD, specializes in innovative BR+NAD™ therapy, a natural and highly effective detox treatment for alcohol and drug addictions and neuropsychiatric disorders. To learn how NAD can help rebalance your brain and revitalize your body, call the office in Mercer Island, Washington, to schedule an appointment.
NAD is found in every cell in your body, where it’s essential for energy production. Because of this vital role, you need optimal levels of NAD to keep your brain, nerves, and organs functioning.
In addition to ensuring your body has the energy it needs to stay healthy, NAD fills other roles. It’s essential for DNA repair and it stimulates the production of neurotransmitters. NAD also promotes cellular communication, strengthens your immune system, and transmits messages from nerves to smooth muscles.
You can end up with a NAD deficiency if you don’t get enough niacin or vitamin B3. Your body needs niacin to synthesize NAD.
Levels of NAD naturally decline as you get older. It’s also depleted due to the stress of:
When patients receive NAD detox treatment, brain function is restored. They have better clarity, improved concentration, a boost in mood, and of course, increased energy.
Restoring normal levels of NAD may slow the aging process by supporting proteins called sirtuins. Sirtuins have a vital role in aging, as they regulate cellular health and DNA expression. However, sirtuins can only function when NAD is available.
In its role as a signaling molecule, NAD shows promise for improving Parkinson’s disease and slowing down the progression and even enhancing cognitive function of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. It may also help patients with tardive dyskinesia, a movement disorder caused by psychiatric medications.
Dr. Repass uses a special formula of NAD, Brain Restoration Plus Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (BR+NAD™) to help patients detox from alcohol and drug addictions. There are several benefits of using BR+NAD.
For starters, it stops your cravings. Whether you’re addicted to opioids, stimulants, benzodiazepines, or marijuana, cravings are significantly diminished in the first day or two of treatment for most patients, and the results are long-lasting.
Another reason BR+NAD is such an exceptional detox treatment is that it’s natural so you can detox safely without taking other medications that may be addicting. Finally, NAD resolves neurochemical imbalances and restores energy to your brain, improving its overall functioning and memory.
Your BR+NAD detox treatment at Revolution Psychiatric and Addiction Treatment is done on an outpatient basis, so you can go home at the end of each session. You’ll relax in a comfortable chair while you receive a slow intravenous (IV) infusion containing a megadose of BR+NAD. This special protocol boosts your results by also including supporting nutrients including vitamins, amino acids, and minerals.
When you go through an BR+NAD detox from alcohol or drug addiction, you’ll receive one infusion daily for 10-15 days. By the end of your therapy, your brain function is restored and your cravings are gone or significantly diminished. During that time, ongoing therapy supports your ability to avoid a relapse.
Our schedule is 10 days every two weeks starting on every other Tuesday and going through Thursday of the following week. We start between 8:00am and 10:00am. The first two infusions are 10 hours, the second two are 7 hours, then infusions range between 3 and 7 hours for the remaining 6 days. If more treatments are needed (i.e. for benzodiazepine treatment) they will be scheduled for the next cycle after a four day break.
Food and beverages are provided, as well as other symptomatic medication. Patients should bring regular medications with them daily.
Smoking or vaping is not allowed on the premises. We encourage nicotine cessation and the BR+NAD treatment can help. We offer nicotine replacement with gum or patches during treatments. Patients are allowed to bring their own nicotine replacement with them.
To learn more about NAD treatment, call Revolution Psychiatric and Addiction Treatment to schedule an appointment.
DISCLAIMER: NAD+ qualifies as a supplement under FDA guidelines. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Intravenous NAD+ therapy is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.