There are a growing number of people experiencing lasting effects from COVID-19 including fatigue, shortness of breath, brain fog, anxiety, and depression. As a practitioner, I have witnessed this first-hand. Two patients that come to mind had no previous history of anxiety issues but experienced significant anxiety for months following SARS-CoV2 infection. I have seen shortness of breath and fatigue persist in relatively young, healthy patients. There is no definitive consensus of what causes long haulers syndrome although it is likely a combination of excessive inflammation and an exaggerated immune response.
NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) is a co-factor that occurs naturally in every cell of the human body and is important to mitochondrial function, our “energy powerhouses”. Boosting NAD+ is known to improve cellular repair and energy and thus improve mental clarity, alertness, concentration, and memory. NAD+ declines with age and with stressors on the body such as chronic lack of sleep and excessive alcohol use. Obesity and type 2 diabetes are also associated with decreased NAD+ levels as well as chronic low-grade inflammation. Studies may show that SARS-CoV-2 directly impairs mitochondrial energy metabolism by decreasing oxygen availability to the cells which in turn decreases intracellular energy production. This is where NAD+ may be beneficial in treating acute and long term COVID-19 symptoms. Replenishing NAD+ may reduce the hyperinflammation that some patients develop which is a major source of complications with COVID-19.
At Alpine Health & Wellness we offer NAD+ infusions in a comfortable, respectful clinic setting. Typically, several infusions are recommended for optimal benefits. If you are one of the many people experiencing persistent COVID-19 symptoms, call today to schedule your first infusion to begin your road to recovery.