A recent study in China has found that NAD+ loss is more significant in middle aged men than it is in women.
1,518 people were included in the research and the results showed that the association of whole blood NAD+ contents with ageing significantly differed in males and females, especially in the male middle-aged population.
Specifically, levels of NAD+ in the blood decreased gradually with ageing in men, while in females, the levels showed a trend of fluctuations.
We already know that as we age, our NAD+ levels naturally decline. By the time we’re 40, levels have dipped by 50% and by age 60, the NAD+ dip has jumped to 80%. But it’s fascinating to see the gender split in overall NAD+ decline.
So what happens when your NAD+ levels decline?
NAD+ decline and ageing
Ageing is actually scientifically classified as a progressive decline of energy metabolism and physiological function. This process serves as a major risk factor for several diseases, namely, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and neurodegenerative disease.
However, NAD+ is a major player in ageing-related diseases and ageing as we know it.
This is because ageing occurs on a cellular level. As we get older, our cells gradually lose many of their functions which eventually results in cell death. Basically, everything we associate with getting older is due to cellular ageing and cells being unable to perform their specific functions until they die.
So how does NAD+ come into play?
Well, NAD+ works on our body on a cellular level. NAD+ helps our cells' mitochondria – the ''powerhouse'' – to convert food into energy, so it's directly linked to how energetic we feel and can ''turn off'' the genes which cause ageing.
Basically, we need NAD+ to stay healthy and filled with vitality. When our NAD+ levels decline, we see all kinds of issues such as:
- Sore, aching joints
- Brain fog
- Memory loss
- Physical and mental fatigue
- Dull, lacklustre skin
- Sleep issues
- Chronic diseases
Boosting your NAD+ levels as you age
It’s vital that we all keep our NAD+ levels topped up but the aforementioned study has highlighted that it’s extra important for men to keep on top of their NAD+, as they see a bigger decline.
The best, most effective way to increase your NAD+ levels as you age is through a NAD+ infusion.
How does a NAD+ infusion work?
Our NAD+ infusions are basically anti-ageing IV infusions because they give your body the NAD+ it needs to fight the signs of ageing.
We create bespoke NAD+ infusions that are delivered within our clinic through an IV. Each IV takes between 60-120 minutes to administer depending on which specific infusion you have chosen.
If you want to keep your NAD+ levels topped up as you age, contact the clinic to find out more about our NAD+anti-ageing IV infusions.