Revival Clinic had been seeing a sharp rise in patients experiencing lethargy and brain fog after having contracted covid. These symptoms are often worse than the covid itself, and it interfers with everyday life.
Research has suggested that the development of many diseases, such as cancer and cardiovascular disease, may be caused in part by the oxidative damage that occurs when the amount of oxidative stress exceeds the capacity of the body’s antioxidant mechanisms. Interestingly, many patients with long COVID experience chronic fatigue symptoms that are very similar to those described for cancer patients and cardiovascular disease patients. As such, recent research has focused on understanding how oxidative stress may contribute to the development of chronic fatigue symptoms associated with long COVID and developing long COVID treatment protocols that incorporate potent antioxidants, like vitamin C.
High-dose vitamin C IV therapy can significantly reduce fatigue and fatigue-related symptoms like sleep disturbances and lack of concentration in long COVID patients. Viruses can cause cellular and tissue damage by altering the level of oxidative stress in infected cells. SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes long COVID, causes tissue damage by increasing oxidative stress in infected cells. Though the exact mechanism by which this viral strategy causes long COVID symptoms remains unclear, research suggests that this oxidative imbalance may damage tissues implicated in fatigue-related long COVID symptoms.
There has been a significant increase in patients requesting NAD+ therapy at Revival Clinic. All patients experience a sense of “clarity” and “well-being” soon after.
NAD+ is a pivotal metabolite involved in cellular bioenergetics, genomic stability, mitochondrial homeostasis, adaptive stress responses, and cell survival. Multiple NAD+-dependent enzymes are involved in synaptic plasticity and neuronal stress resistance.
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) is a fundamental molecule in health and disease, as it is central to several cellular bioenergetic functions.
NAD+ is a vital redox cofactor for metabolism and ATP production, and a key substrate for at least four families of enzymes involved in healthspan and longevity.