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LIVV Natural Health is a holistic and natural medicine clinic located in Little Italy, San Diego. It offers a variety of alternative health options, including NAD+ IV Treatments, PRP regenerative medicine and naturopathic medical consultations.
LIVV was established in 2016 by Dr. Jason Phan, a qualified naturopathic doctor. Dr. Jason Phan’s primary motivation is to empower people to be healthy so that they can live their lives to the fullest. He is assisted by a team of equally passionate and qualified naturopathic doctors.
Since its inception, LIVV has served hundreds of clients coming in for various treatments ranging from IV hangover therapy to the treatment of Lyme disease. Most of our clients have come to love LIVV for the personalized treatment they receive, as well as the friendly and professional service.
If you are looking to optimize your health safely and naturally, then LIVV is the right naturopathic clinic for you. Some of the treatments you can receive at LIVV include Vitamin B12 Shots, IV hydration therapy, PRP Injections, Ozone Therapy and Concierge Natural Medicine.
Meet our Licensed NAD+ IV Therapists
– Professional Services and successful patient testimonials
Dr. Jason PhanDr. Phan is the founder of LIVV Natural Health. He started the clinic in the hope of changing existing perceptions about health, to empowering individuals to take charge of their lives. He believes that if you are healthy, then you can do anything you set your mind to do. Dr. Phan got his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from Arizona State University. He then proceeded to Bastyr University for a medical degree in natururopathic medicine. He combines his knowledge of biomechanics and body rehabilitation with natural medicine to bring you the most cutting edge alternative treatments in San Diego.
Dr. Alison GordonDr. Gordon is the co-founder of LIVV Natura Health. Her primary motivation is to see people living their best lives health-wise, and she hopes to make medicine accessible to all. Dr. Gordon got her undergraduate degree in nutritional sciences from San Diego State University. She then proceeded to Bastyr University for a degree in alternative medicine.
Dr. Payam ZandDr. Zand is an associate doctor at LIVV Natural Health. He is passionate about empowering patients so that they can achieve optimal health. Dr. Zand believes in treating each patient as an individual. He specializes in infectious and autoimmune diseases as well as naturopathic medical care. Dr. Zand got his undergraduate degree in biology from UCSB, during which time he volunteered at several community clinics. He also holds a naturopathic medical degree from Bastyr University.
Dr. Kellen Shade
Dr. Shade is an associate doctor at LIVV. She first developed an interest in natural medicine after watching family members struggle with autoimmune disorders. She has since developed a passion for helping patients achieve the best possible health they can.
Dr. Shade earned her undergraduate degree in neurobiology, physiology & behavior from UC Davis. She later received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University. She specializes in gastrointestinal health, women’s health, autoimmune disorders and you will also find her performing PRP facials.
Why You Should Choose LIVV Natural Health
Here are the top reasons why you should choose us for your alternative medicine needs:
We are qualified- All our doctors, led by founder Dr. Jason Phan hold medical degrees in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University. You will be comforted to know that you will be in the hands of professionals who are not only qualified but passionate about their job. Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) treatment requires the utmost care and precision, and our team is well trained and experienced in administering it.
We treat you as an individual- When you come to LIVV, we do not make assumptions about what is wrong with you or give you a blanket solution. We listen to your problem, take your medical history and discuss your options. It is only then that we proceed to provide the appropriate therapy.
We are cutting edge- We pride ourselves in having the most advanced forms of alternative treatment available at our San Diego clinic. This includes NAD+ IV therapy, Ozone Therapy, PRP injection, and a variety of IV Hydration therapies.
We are backed by customer testimonies- Since inception, we have treated hundreds of patients, most of who have taken back control of their lives free from chronic pain. You will find their testimonies here, and we are happy to give you references if you so wish.
We offer a relaxing, friendly atmosphere- When you come to our clinic, you will be forgiven to think that you are at a spa or hotel! Our IV lounge is welcoming and relaxing, and our patients love it. Truth be told, we love it too!
NAD+ Treatment Guide
– Everything you need to know about NAD+ and NAD IV Therapy
NAD stands for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide. It is a co-enzyme found in our cells that plays a vital role in various chemical processes, most notably in metabolism. In our bodies, NAD exists in two forms, NAD+ and NADH, both crucial for the functioning of cells. Primarily, they help the body’s mitochondria to convert nutrients into energy.
NAD is found in two forms, the oxidized form, and the reduced form. NAD+ is the oxidized form of NAD, while NADH is the reduced form. NAD+ is a vital co-enzyme that binds itself to other molecules causing essential biological processes to happen effectively. One of its most important functions is in metabolism, where it helps convert food into energy. It also repairs DNA and protects cells from oxidative stress, helps to maintain healthy circadian rhythms and helps with the production which slows down the aging process.
Studies have shown that NAD+ levels naturally decline with age. NAD+ is found in many foods, especially those rich in B vitamins. Increasing your intake of these foods can help raise your NAD+ levels. You can also take adenosine dietary supplements available in stores. Other ways of boosting NAD+ levels include intermittent fasting, going on a Keto (ketogenic) diet, exercise, wearing sunscreen when outside, and reducing alcohol intake.
Any foods that fall under group B vitamins are high in NAD. Examples are avocados, nuts, milk, grains, chicken, mushrooms, eggs, lentils, and fish. B vitamins are easily destroyed during the cooking process. To maintain their high levels in food during preparation, consider eating raw foods e.g. nuts, seeds and avocados. For foods that require cooking, try steaming and baking as opposed to frying and boiling.
NAD levels decline with age, which accelerates aging. Studies show that increasing NAD levels can reverse or slow down the effects of aging. NAD+ helps cells to function effectively. It also promotes proper functioning of Sirtuin proteins which are known to slow down the aging process. Eating foods that are high in NAD or taking supplements to boost NAD levels can be of great benefit. Incorporating NAD+ IV treatments such as those offered at LIVV’s San Diego clinic can help repair damaged cells, and increase neurological function.
NAD is a coenzyme that is found in all living cells. It exists in two forms, NAD+ and NADH. NAD+ is the oxidized form of NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide). ‘Oxidized’ means that it can readily accept a hydrogen atom in essential chemical processes that continuously take place in the body. When it accepts the atom, it becomes NADH. Upon giving it away to another molecule, it becomes NAD+ again, and the cycle continues, enabling the enzymes to proceed with critical bodily functions.
Vitamin B3 is a dietary precursor of NAD. This means that vitamin B3 is converted or transformed into NAD in the body. For this reason, it is recommended that to increase NAD levels in the body; one must increase the intake of foods rich in B vitamins.
Nicotinamide riboside is a form of vitamin B, often referred to as NR. NR is a precursor to NAD+, meaning that in a chemical reaction, it is transformed to NAD+. Some of the foods rich in NR include dairy products such as milk, yeast, fish, green vegetables and whole grains.
NAD boosters are dietary supplements designed to increase the levels of NAD+ in the body with the subsequent goal of slowing down the aging process. These boosters mainly contain nicotinamide riboside (NR) or Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (MNM). NR and MNM are both forms of vitamin B. Once ingested, they are converted into NAD+, a coenzyme involved in many cellular processes. Among this is the repair of cells which might slow down aging.
NAD plays a vital role in numerous cellular functions such as DNA repair, protecting cells from oxidative stress, maintaining healthy metabolic function and many others. NAD has been seen to improve communication between our cells and circadian rhythms, including sleep-wake cycles. When NAD levels are low, our circadian rhythms are somewhat off-balance, and this can impact negatively on metabolic activity and brain health which can affect our sleep.
If administered without proper care, NAD+ treatment using IV therapy can result in adverse side effects such as nausea, chest tightness, cramps and sinus pressure. These effects are caused by releasing the solution into the body too fast. At LIVV Natural Health, our doctors are highly trained in administering the IV solution very slowly to avoid the said effects. As a result, you will be required to spend 3-4 hours on the drip which is a small price to pay for an effect-free, curing treatment.
NAD+ treatment has numerous potential benefits, including:
- Improved mitochondrial health- NAD+ injections boost mitochondrial processes and function while also maintaining energy levels in the body.
- Reduced oxidative damage in cells- When free radicals damage cells they function poorly which exacerbates the aging process. NAD+ injections can reverse this process.
- Increased GABA levels in the brain- GABA is an important neurotransmitter (chemical messenger) in the brain. It blocks specific signals in our brain while protecting the nervous system from stress and anxiety.
- Improved DNA Repair- Normal day to day processes damage the DNA in cells. NAD+ has been seen to play an essential role in DNA repair by bringing a negative charge.
- More effective circadian rhythms- Studies have shown that NAD+ plays a vital role in regulating our sleep and hunger cycles by providing energy and nutrients as required.
Lyme disease is transmitted by ticks and causes fatigue, body aches, a stiff neck as well as joint and muscle pain. Although it is not a cure, NAD+ IV therapy done at our San Diego clinic can significantly reduce these symptoms. Patients undergoing IV treatment for Lyme disease have reported reduced symptoms after a few sessions and overall wellbeing.
We cannot exactly call it an anti-aging miracle, but NAD+ contributes to slowing down the aging process, repairing cells, fighting oxidative stress and improving brain function. NAD+ whether in the form of IV treatments or dietary supplements, can give you the much-needed edge when it comes to slowing down the effects of aging. This will, of course, work better if you incorporate exercise and a healthy diet in your daily routine.