“Where do we even start?”
That’s the question posed during a talk between a father and a son that began a quest to take on an emerging health crisis. Nadovim was the direct result of that talk, and it may just change the way we think about supplements and preserving our brains.
It all started with a talk between a father and son over 10 years ago. The father, renowned integrative physician Thomas K. Szulc, and the son, Caspar Szulc (Co-Founder of Innovative Medicine), wanted to translate the results they were seeing in the doctor’s medical practice to a broader audience. And they were off to the races…
Why the brain?
In an age built on brain power, focus, and concentration have become our most prized and valuable assets. At the same time, cognitive function is declining among our population…leading to a new, human energy crisis.
Science and medicine have come a long way in their understanding of how the brain works. Still, brain fog, fatigue, mood swings, and depression are increasingly common. Many of the causes have been identified and understood as lifestyle factors such as excessive stress, poor diet, and the use of drugs or alcohol. But even while paying close attention and taking care of these factors, many people still find that their clarity of mind and capacity for focus is far from optimal.
This, coupled with the growing patient population we witnessed firsthand with serious cognitive impairments, was a warning sign we could not ignore. Something had to be done.
“Let’s be honest. We spend so much time focusing on wrinkles and muscles that we often neglect our own brains. But the brain is so incredibly important to all the actions that make us human. And that’s why it meant so much to us to create a one-of-a-kind solution to protect and optimize this critical organ and allow us to perform at peak cognitive levels.”
The Problem with Most Supplements
There’s a typical recipe for making nutritional supplements these days.
- Pick a popular ingredient
- Find the cheapest source
- Add the highest quantity (more is better, of course) and mix with other ingredients at a high quantity
- Find production shortcuts to keep costs down
- Finally, market it as superior and of the highest quality
You see, most supplements are created in terms of profitability. What’s more, an abundance of supplements only offer short-term benefits often accompanied by a rebound effect and never truly address the cause of the problem. Can’t sleep? Take a high dose of melatonin without ever questioning why the body is not producing enough melatonin. Oh, and if you take it on a consistent basis, the body may stop producing it together. Now you’re just compensating and pretty much hooked on something that if you were truly healthy, your body would do for you. It’s a slippery slope from there.
Here’s the truth – formulating a quality supplement is an art form. Think of it like a highly-trained Michelin chef making a meal versus you making a meal. The Michelin chef carefully crafts the meal creating a masterpiece with the right synergy and precise proper ingredient ratios. The result? An incredibly delicious combination of flavors, textures, colors, and more.
Dr. Szulc was ready to make his Michelin-worthy meal, but how do you take 30+ years of clinical experience and medical knowledge and place it into a capsule? For starters, he needed a main ingredient. Enter NAD+. Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (as is its long handle) is utilized by the mitochondria of every living cell in the human body to produce energy and sustain vitality…, especially in the brain. Used intravenously, this coenzyme has shown incredible promise in addiction, neurological disorders, as well as anti-aging and cognitive enhancement (via improvement of mitochondrial health and cell energy production). Dr. Szulc’s own research and clinical use of NAD+ IVs were incredibly positive. But there was a problem with using NAD+ in a capsule. Let us explain.
NAD+ is a delicate molecule. It was also quite expensive. One of the greatest concerns of ingesting NAD+ versus intravenous or intranasal application is the absorption of NAD+ through the digestive system. Research from the 1980s says it can’t be done and that ingested NAD+ was primarily hydrolyzed in the small intestine. But where others said it can’t be done, we saw a challenge and an opportunity.
How do you go from a proven IV format to an effective and safe oral format?
That was the challenge –
and one we accepted.
Like a mad scientist, the doctor and a skilled nutraceutical development team went through recent research (like the 2006 Japanese study showing NAD+ may be administered orally, or the 2016 randomized, controlled, double-blind trial showing supplementation of CoQ10 together with NAD is effective in treating chronic fatigue syndrome), trialed different formulas, ran feasibility tests, checked for compatibilities and synergies of various ingredients, and ultimately created a very specific and advanced formula known as…
Nadovim is the first product from Innovative Medicine – a company that has been pushing the boundaries of what is possible in medicine for over a decade. It is a doctor-formulated and clinically tested medical-grade cognitive enhancer designed to optimize brain function in a way that is healthy, natural, and most of all, sustainable. In the same way that you would replenish, or even “preplenish” your muscles with nutrients and amino acids surrounding a workout, Nadovim supplies the brain with key metabolites and nutrients needed for the cognitive demands of modern life.
What separates Nadovim from virtually every other NAD supplement is the extensive research, years of clinical testing, and precise ratios of key ingredients that work synergistically and have been found to be optimally proportioned for maximal availability and intra-cellular utilization.
We know you understand the importance of quality. And you should know that no expense has been spared in obtaining the best possible raw ingredients and processing them in a way that not only preserves but also enhances their medicinal qualities and effects.
We sincerely believe that there is genius in everyone. The world awaits yours.