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Can you believe it’s already April? For many people, this is the time we can start to lose steam with our new year’s goals and resolutions and could use an energy boost to get us back on track. It could be because we are fighting fatigue, chronic health problems, or even continued stress. It could also be that we are hitting against past trauma and mental roadblocks. NAD+ can help you get that energy your body needs, while ketamine supports you in finding more mental freedom.

At Illumma, our goal is to treat the whole human to shine their brightest. Although ketamine infusion therapy is what we specialize in to treat chronic mental health and stress issues, we offer various other services to optimize clients’ healing, like NAD+ infusions.

What is NAD+?

NAD+ stands for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide. A coenzyme found in all living cells helps turn nutrients into energy and regulates other cellular processes. NAD+ has two general sets of reactions in the human body: supporting turning nutrients into energy as a key player in metabolism and working as a helper molecule for proteins that regulate other cellular functions.

What are the benefits of ketamine and NAD+ therapy?


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Biohacking can be supported with NAD+

Boost Energy

Even at relatively low levels, chronic mental health issues like anxiety, depression, and stress can zap your energy. Ketamine can lessen these background effects, creating an increase in energy, allowing you to get back on track with activities that support a happy and healthy life.

Adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, is commonly called “molecular currency” because it is essentially the energy source for our cells. ATP is the fuel that supports many processes within the body, including cellular respiration, replication of DNA, and muscle contractions. NAD IV therapy aids the production of ATP within the body, boosting energy levels and reducing feelings of tiredness or exhaustion. NAD IV therapy can treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and help people recover from jetlag.

Improve Cognitive Function

Ketamine creates massive neuroplasticity, which allows your brain to heal itself and function optimally. While NAD+ improves cells’ resistance to stress and can slow the process of cognitive decline. Together they can:

  • Improve mental clarity
  • Boost memory
  • Improve mood
  • Facilitate brain regeneration
  • Improve concentration
  • Increase one’s ability to focus
  • Boost neurological function
  • Reduce symptoms of depression


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NAD+ helps support and alleviate pain in the body.

Reduce Pain

Sirtuins are a family of protein molecules that have been found to play a crucial role in the body’s inflammatory response and antioxidant expression. Certain sirtuins can reduce inflammation, which in turn alleviates pain. Sirtuins require the NAD+ coenzyme to function correctly, so NAD IV therapy fuels this pain reduction process. Ketamine works by blocking specific pain receptors in your brain. At the same time, it resets some of the nerve cells in your brain and spine. This interaction makes it more effective at reducing some types of pain than others. Ketamine and NAD can specifically help with generalized pain issues like:

  • Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Complex regional pain syndrome

Aid in Addiction Recovery

COVID has created a drastic rise in the number of people using substances and unhealthy behaviors to cope. Ketamine and NAD+ therapy are powerful tools that can aid in the recovery process by allowing clients to deal with the root causes of overuse and reducing withdrawal symptoms. While ketamine can help heal trauma and bring awareness to the whys of addiction, NAD IV therapy supports systemic detox, allowing clients to find freedom. Illumma works with clients to change their relationship with alcohol, opioid, chemical, and prescription drug dependencies.

Regardless of if you’re fighting fatigue or experiencing medical conditions like chronic stress or cognitive decline, we’re here to help you along the way. If you’re looking for more information on how ketamine and NAD+ therapy can help you, contact Illumma today. We offer comprehensive evaluations to determine if this treatment is the best option for you. You don’t have to struggle anymore – let us help you find healing, restore health, and shine bright this year.


Written by Alli Waddell, Co-Founder of Illumma