NAD Therapy

What is NAD?

NAD stands for Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide. This is a cofactor which is found in every cell in the body, and it is a molecule that helps your body perform certain chemical reactions that are important for normal function. NAD is particularly important for transferring electrons at the mitochondria, which are the energy factories inside each cell responsible for producing energy for every single function in the body. From moving the muscles, metabolism and brain activity, to fighting disease and regenerating tissue, NAD is a vital part of the processes that, in essence, keep us alive.

As we age, our levels of NAD decrease gradually. Other factors, like illness, alcohol abuse, or anything that requires the body to work harder than normal to recover or repair, can cause these NAD levels to decrease at an even faster rate.

So, why do we care?

Lower levels of NAD generally result in a reduced ability to recover and regenerate, and less energy in general. This can explain why, as we get older, we feel more tired, don’t recover from exercise or illness etc as quickly as we used to, and things generally get a little bit slower.

The good news is that we can increase our NAD levels. This can be done to a certain extent through food and supplementation, and through exercise, but the most effective way to increase NAD is through intravenous or IV therapy. Using an IV means that the NAD is introduced directly into the bloodstream and is immediately available for use in the cells.

NAD levels can be influenced through diet, supplementation and exercise.

A decline in NAD can lead to fatigue, anxiety, depression, lack of energy and reduced immune function.

What is NAD Therapy used for?

NAD therapy is not indicated for any specific medical conditions, but instead can improve general health and wellness by increasing energy, supporting the immune system and improving general metabolic function, and so can indirectly improve the body’s ability to regenerate and heal. Below are some of the common complaints for which NAD therapy is used.

These treatments are not intended to treat specific medical conditions or to replace any current medical or surgical options, but are directed at improving general health, wellness and helping to optimise physical and mental performance.

Chronic Fatigue

Mental Performance

Oxidative stress

Low Mood

Physical performance

alcohol detox



drug detox

Neurological degeneration

immune support

anti ageing


How is NAD administered?
NAD is administered using an IV. A small cannula is inserted into a vein on your arm or hand, and the NAD is mixed in a bag of saline, and run at a controlled rate through the line.


Is the treatment painful?
The insertion of the needle is generally relatively painless, some people might feel a small pinch as it breaks the skin. As the NAD enters your system, some clients can experience discomfort, ranging from mild tingling and queasiness, to a sensation of tension in the muscles, elevated heart rate or a slightly anxious feeling. This is absolutely normal, and these effects are very transient, meaning as soon as the drip is finished, or the flow rate is reduced, the symptoms disappear.
how do i find out what i need for my case?
The most important part of the process is the initial consultation. At NuaCell, this consultation is with our specialist restoration physician and surgeon. During this consultation you will discuss your particular case in detail, and you will develop a treatment plan based on your expectations and the doctor’s expert recommendations. This treatment plan will also give you a very good outline of the costs involved, how many treatments you may need, what kind of results are possible and all of the other information relevant to your case. You should never undergo a treatment without a comprehensive consultation first.
How many treatments do I need?
This depends entirely on your individual requirements, the results of your examination and consultation process, and the specific protocol prescribed for you.

As an example, a common protocol for enhancing general wellness in a healthy individual would include a course of 4-6 NAD treatments, usually performed once per month, before reassessing.

Another example of a protocol for optimising the immune response in an individual suffering from chronic fatigue or illness would include an intensive 3 or 5 day treatment course performed on consecutive days, generally including other forms of treatment alongside NAD.

The most effective way to find out what is most suitable for you is to attend a consultation.


How much does it cost?
The cost of NAD treatments will depend on the specific protocol prescribed by the practitioner.

As a stand alone treatment, a single NAD IV treatment will generally cost €350.

This will change if the NAD treatment is prescribed as part of a larger protocol, or in conjunction with other IV treatments.

How long do I have to wait to see results?
As a general recommendation, normally the effects of an NAD treatment protocol can be first felt after 3-5 treatments, however it is important to note that a treatment like NAD is only really effective when combined with positive lifestyle changes, an optimal diet, regular exercise and healthy practices. NAD is not a magic bullet treatment and is not indicated for any specific condition, but rather is a part of an optimisation process of health. Therefore no results can be guaranteed from NAD treatments without consideration of these other factors.

Want to learn about NAD?

Listen to the Human Regeneration Project podcast on NAD!

Client Reviews

Long-Lasting Sculptra Treatments

I had my first Sculptra treatment to restore volume loss of my cheeks in 2009 with Dr. Sam – this lasted five years and I since had Sculptra again in 2014, 2017 and now again for different areas of my face – I love my Sculptra treatments and in combination with my regular chemical peels my age eludes many around me and I just love that feeling. 

Mary H

“I was very well satisfied with the procedure, results and the after service”

“I have undergone full circumcision procedure under Dr Sam and the service was purely world-class. Dr Sam already explained everything in detail beforehand. He has immense knowledge regarding this field.

At first, I thought it is going to be a very complex procedure but Dr Sam has made me at ease, also the clinic was very spacious, clean. I suffered from a massive foreskin but the idea of circumcision actually scared me a lot so I was postponing this procedure for decades furthermore has an issue with my sex life but thanks to Dr Sam, he is so easy to talk to ……on top of that he is just one phone call away for any kind of doubts. If it wasn’t Dr Sam and his way of explaining things, the knowledge I wouldn’t have undergone the procedure.

After surgery service is also the best I have seen, you have direct access to his phone no and will help you with any kind of info, doubts. I was very well satisfied with the procedure, results and the after service. Purely 5-star treatment from this clinic I would say”

Male Procedure

Excellent service and game changer for me personally

My experience with NuaCell was a really good one to sum it up in a few words, it was a life changer for me.
I had circumcision with NuaCell – the staff were very welcoming and they took good care of me. My procedure was smooth and quick. NO PAIN and I was fully recovered within 3 weeks.
The results was a lot better than I imagined

Kirk B

Quick Resolution

I made contact with Dr. Sam due to a long standing phimosis problem I had. Within just 7 days of initial contact, this problem I have carried with me for many years appears to have been resolved with minimal fuss. I had a partial circumcision procedure carried out. Everything was clearly explained prior to the procedure and I honestly didn’t feel the slightest bit of pain during or after it. I am now almost 72hrs post procedure and everything is running smoothly so far. I would highly recommend Dr. Sam.

Male Procedure

Grateful for excellent care and attention to my situation.

I have been suffering from phimosis for many years now and I always thought there would be no way to eradicate it. I stumbled across this clinic on the internet and decided to make a consultation with Dr. Sam.

I was apprehensive prior to my consultation because of my feeling of embarrassment but Dr. Sam possesses an approachable and extremely friendly manner that diminished any negative feeling I had. Dr. Sam talked me through the procedure of partial circumcision and gave me an operation date scheduled the week after my consultation.

The operation went perfectly and it was over before I knew it. Since then I have been recovering quickly with no issues arising. Dr. Sam has been consistently in contact with me regarding my recovery. This is something I greatly appreciate given the difficult nature of the situation, having Dr. Sam guide me through the motions has made the whole process so easy.

I’m now a little over a week since my surgery and my recovery is going perfectly. Dr. Sam is still in regular contact with me and any questions I’ve had have been answered quickly with great effect. I would definitely recommend Dr. Sam to anyone struggling with a similar condition, I already feel like a new person. All I can say is I wish I did it sooner! I cannot stress how grateful I am of Dr. Sam’s constant care and attention to my situation.

Adam S

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