Why is detoxification essential in the human body?
How does NAD+ help with drug abuse?
If you regularly experience one or more of these symptoms, it’s time to start paying attention to what your body is trying to say. By taking note of the way you feel, you can start reclaiming your wellness, making proactive choices and lifestyle changes that promote your ongoing health.
As a person abuses drugs and alcohol, their natural amount of NAD is depleted. This makes it more difficult for them to convert the energy that is broken down from food. It is even speculated that people who naturally produce less NAD are more likely to develop an addiction and potentially a co-occurring disorder. Other reasons the body’s natural reserve of NAD would be depleted are:
- Post-traumatic stress
- Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)
- Neurodegenerative diseases
All of these co-occurring disorders can drain one’s energy, and there are many ways to boost NAD in the body by exercising, eating vitamin-rich foods, fasting, eating protein, and eating raw foods. Many of these practices are introduced to people in treatment for substance abuse disorders (SAD). For instance, yoga and fitness centers are available to encourage healthy lifestyle practices, boost endorphins and will produce NAD. Dietary plans can include vitamin-rich foods to boost dopamine and can produce NAD in the brain. Most patients need roughly 6 to 10 days of infusion to feel effects. Oftentimes, as individuals enjoy the pleasant feelings, they are less inclined to abuse substances.