Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis, can feel like a crippling illness with very little hope for a full recovery. There is no diagnostic test for CFS or set of biological markers, let alone a widely accepted treatment. Over 1 million adults diagnosed with CFS in America are struggling with everyday activities, such as doing the dishes or walking up a flight of stairs.
How is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Diagnosed?
In order to be diagnosed with CFS by a doctor, you must exhibit four or more of the following symptoms for at least six months:
- Progressive or persistent fatigue
- Memory loss or difficulty concentrating
- Not refreshed after a night’s sleep
- Joint pain
- Frequent sore throat
- Tender lymph nodes
What causes chronic fatigue?
No one yet knows the exact cause of CFS because it can resemble many other types of illnesses. Certain types of infections, autoimmune conditions, disruptions in adrenal hormones, nutritional deficiencies and low blood pressure can increase your risk of CFS. A well known theory, however, relating to the pathology of CFS has a narrowed focus on mitochondrial dysfunction as a causative factor.
Chronic fatigue syndrome is a symptom of mitochondrial dysfunction.
Mitochondria Are Like Energy Factories
Mitochondria are miniature energy factories found in almost every living cell in your body. Besides energy production, mitochondria serve other important roles, such as calcium regulation and cell death. To get a better understanding, think of a string lights. If a couple bulbs goes out, you probably won’t notice a difference. If the string burns out, however the room goes dark. Luckily your cells have numerous mitochondria within the cell for exactly that reason.
The cells that rely upon mitochondria the most are the heart, brain, muscles and lungs. Can you imagine what it would feel like if these vital organs and tissues had less energy? Would you be able to think clearly? Have enough energy to walk up a flight stairs? Get winded faster? Mitochondrial dysfunction systemically affects the body, resulting in a wide range of symptoms and conditions.
How Mitochondria Produces Energy
Mitochondrial dysfunction describes the inability of your cells to produce energy to function normally. Your mitochondria work night and day to produce energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). The production of ATP is a complicated and delicate process involving many different enzymes, proteins and compounds as cofactors. Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) is one of these cofactors involved in the production of ATP.
NAD+ is a promising therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome.
IV NAD+ Therapy is an emerging vitamin therapy that is all-natural, holistic, and has shown outstanding results. IV NAD+ therapy may be the light at the end of the tunnel for many people suffering chronic fatigue by addressing the source of the problem by acting directly to increase mitochondrial function and cellular energy production.
NAD+ qualifies as a supplement under the Food and Drug Administration guidelines and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.