While NAD+ therapy is generally considered safe, some individuals may experience side effects. Some of the most common side effects reported include fatigue, headache, nausea, and flushing. These side effects are typically mild and go away on their own within a few hours or days. However, individuals who experience persistent or severe side effects should contact their healthcare provider immediately.
Less commonly, some individuals may experience more serious side effects of NAD+ therapy, including allergic reactions or anaphylaxis. These reactions can cause symptoms such as difficulty breathing, hives, and swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat. In rare cases, anaphylaxis can be life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention. Individuals who have a history of allergies or who have experienced an allergic reaction to NAD+ therapy in the past should be particularly cautious and discuss the risks and benefits of the treatment with their healthcare provider.
It's important to note that NAD+ therapy is a relatively new treatment, and the long-term side effects are not yet fully understood. Some experts have raised concerns that NAD+ therapy may have a negative impact on cancer patients, as cancer cells may use NAD+ to promote their growth and survival. Additionally, there is some evidence to suggest that high doses of NAD+ may be toxic to certain types of cells. Therefore, individuals considering NAD+ therapy should talk to their healthcare provider about the potential risks and benefits of the treatment, particularly if they have a history of cancer or other medical conditions.
Michael Lickteig, along with his wife Melissa, built Liberty IV Infusion Therapy to serve the North Texas community. Both Michael and Melissa are Nationally Registered Paramedics licensed in the State of Texas, and both hold National Board Certification as Certified Flight Paramedics. Their careers in emergency medicine span more than a decade working in prehospital emergency 911 and critical care transport, as well as on staff inside some of North Texas’ busiest emergency/trauma units serving both adult and pediatric populations. Michael holds an MBA from the University of North Texas and Melissa a BS degree from the University of Texas Arlington. The Lickteig family has strong ties to the military and has established partnerships with retired veterans and first responder organizations dedicated to reducing the occurrence of suicide in these vulnerable groups. Their goal is to make care available and affordable to veterans, first responders, or anyone else who is struggling with chronic pain, TBI, or PTSD throughout the North Texas Region.
Melissa Lickteig NRP, LP, FP-C, BS