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


PRP helped me with Shoulder Pain

I had suffered chronic shoulder pain for years as a result of an old sporting injury, and after several corticosteroid injections and rehab, I still had no improvement. The team at NuaCell identified some degeneration in the joint, and I had 2 PRP treatments into the shoulder.

PRP treatment

Remarkable improvement

My experience with Dr.Sam and the team has been exceptional. They take the time to go through how the procedure will work and the effects and benefits of the outcome, I’ve never been more comfortable sitting in a clinic in my life.

John C
Hair Loss

Carboxytherapy – Circulatory issues

I had some sensation and circulation related issues in my fingers and toes, and would often feel cold or numb. I explored many options with my doctor and consultants but could not find any underlying reasons for this, or any effective treatments to help me.


Hair Loss after Cancer recovery

I was sick at a young age, and the treatment for this caused a lot of hair loss. My hair grew back, but it was much thinner than before. As the years progressed this combined with male pattern baldness and the thinning continued.

Hair Loss


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 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.
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 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.

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