NAD + IV Therapy

(Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide)


What Is NAD+ IV Therapy ?

NAD+ is the active cofactor form of vitamin B3 (niacin) – a carrier molecule used by every cell in the body for energy metabolism. NAD+ is essential for cell viability and function.

We are born with a set amount of NAD+ but levels decline as we age. When NAD+ is depleted it causes “mitochondrial dysfunction” a condition that is linked to aging, as well as virtually all chronic diseases’.

NAD+ impacts DNA repair, epigenetic modifications, inflammation, circadian rhythm and stress resistance.

NAD+ is natural, restorative and protective. 


NAD IV infographic


  • Anti-aging
  • Boosts energy
  • Supports mental clarity
  • Digestion support
  • Immune system support
  • Improved blood flow
  • Helps lower blood pressure
  • Helps with addiction recovery
  • Protects and helps repair DNA
  • Boosts metabolism


NAD+ deficiency contributes to  a variety of diseases including metabolic diseases, cancer, aging and neurodegeneration disorders.

  • Alcohol and Drug
  • Addiction
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Headaches
  • Joint pain and stiffness
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Sleep issues
  • Immune system support


Dr. Shippy’s NAD+ + IV therapy includes 500 mg/ml of NAD+.

Please note that not all NAD+ is the same. We use only the highest quality NAD+ from Archway Apothecary, which has a purity of over 99%. Other NAD+ suppliers provide NAD+ of only 60% purity or less.


Increasing NAD+ levels via IV therapy replenishes NAD at a cellular level – which helps to repair mitochondrial damage and prevent disease.

NAD+ is part of the cellular process in the body that makes ATP, or energy…it does this by stealing hydrogen from glucose molecules (remember the Krebs cycle – now called citric acid cycle or the tricarboxylic acid cycle).

When NAD+ is abundant (when we are young) NAD+ produces more energy – and keeps the cells from “slowing down” or aging.

NAD+ IV therapy helps restore NAD+ levels, for anti-aging as well as for chronic and acute disease management.


Anyone can benefit from NAD+ IV therapy, especially the aging, those suffering with age related disease, or a disease associated with oxidative stress. 

A number of studies show that oxidative stress from free radicals can induce DNA damage and cell death by causing intracellular NAD+ depletion. 

Free radical production can also occur as a result of exposure to environmental pollutants like heavy metals, certain medications, chemicals from foods or solvents, cooking (smoked meat, used oil, and fat), cigarette smoke, alcohol, and radiation.

When these toxic compounds enter the body, they are degraded or metabolized, and free radicals are generated as by-products. NAD+ IV replenishes NAD+ levels in the body which helps combat free radicals and oxidative stress that can lead to disease.

NAD+ IV therapy has been used as a treatment for drug and alcohol addictions in recovery settings. During these treatments, NAD+ was  found to be helpful with depressive, anxiety and other mood disorders.

NAD+ IV - What to expect

NAD+ IV Therapy can take anywhere from 2-5 hours, depending on how your body responds. The first time doing NAD+ is typically the longest, follow up treatments go faster as your body gets more accustomed to receiving the NAD+.

You may bring your laptop to work or enjoy a movie, or read a book while receiving your IV therapy.

combo - add pc to NAD+ iv

The NAD+ PC Combo gives you the benefits of both IVs in one visit. PC is given first, to clean or “prime” the cells for maximum absorption of NAD+. 

PC is given first, to clean or “prime” the cells and to prepare them for maximum absorption of the NAD+. Better absorption allows for the most potential benefits. The PC and NAD+ IV COMBO is more efficient and less expensive than doing each service separately. Read more about PC (Phosphatidylcholine) here.

  • Treatments are administered by one of Dr. Shippy’s trained and experienced nurses in her beautiful, spa-like medical office in Austin, TX. 

  • You’ll receive your IV infusion in one of our comfortable and relaxing zero gravity massage lounge chairs, in a small private or semi-private room. 

  • We offer an assortment of complimentary gluten and dairy-free snacks, oxygenated water and tea selection, and cozy blankets for a truly enjoyable experience. 


IV therapy delivers vital nutrients directly into the bloodstream. Bypassing the digestive system allows for 100% absorption, maximum effectiveness and minimal waste.

It is always best to come well hydrated. You may eat and drink prior to your infusion.

You may have some bruising at the injection site, or feel a “cold” sensation with any of the  infusions, however this is normal.

After PC therapy some have experienced loose stools.

During NAD treatment you may feel nauseous, have a headache or feel flushed, however that can subside as we slow down the delivery of the infusion, and will dissipate when your treatment is over. 

Please call our office if you are on blood thinners and you are interested in doing the PC IV, or if you’ve recently had chemotherapy treatment.

One of Dr. Shippy’s trained registered nurses will administer your IV and monitor you to ensure you are comfortable throughout the process.

Our nurses are skilled in working with difficult veins. We provide electrolytes and minerals that have a positive effect.  

PC IV therapy can take 30 minutes – 1.5 hours. Vitamin shots are quick 15 minute appointments. 

NAD IV Therapy can take anywhere from 2-5 hours, depending on how your body responds. 

Feel free to bring your laptop or a book while receiving your IV therapy. Dr. Shippy provides an assortment of healthy snacks.

Dr. Shippy has transformed offices in her medical clinic into IV rooms, equipped with comfortable zero-gravity reclining and massaging chairs. Feel free to rest or work during your treatment.

You must be 18 years of age or older to receive treatment, unless you are an established patient of Dr. Shippy.

DISCLAIMER: Please do not come to your appointment if you are having symptoms of illness. If you must cancel please call us ASAP and leave a message so that you will not be charged for the appointment. We thank you for your patronage and patience. Our waiver must be completed PRIOR to receiving any injection or Infusion. No show/no call may be charged 50% of the initially scheduled Infusion as we prepare your infusion prior to your appointment. Our services are elective and statements on our website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These services are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We reserve the right to decline services at any time. A client of Ann Shippy MD does not constitute establishment of medical care or a provider/patient relationship with our Dr. Shippy.