I reached out to DripDok in Bali Indonesia for treatment with NAD+ after reading about all the amazing benefits it had to the body. I was promptly greeted and filled out a survey that baselined many things around how my body had been feeling over the past year.
From there a discovery call was made where Dr. Close took his time to listen to my concerns, past medical history, and more. The total time on the call was supposed to take 30 minutes but we ended up speaking for almost one hour. He really took the time to understand my condition and what I was seeking to achieve.
From there he told me he would take the information he had and my health data (I wear an apple watch) and analyze it to tailor a treatment plan for me. This was a surprise because before it was always like selecting something from a menu.
Everything was clearly explained and a treatment plan was constructed for me in less than 12 hours.
Published by Jasmine Tumbelaka. Written by Linda M.
What Is NAD+ According To DripDok & Myself
The latest (and in my opinion the greatest) infusion I have ever received is called NAD+. This stands for Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide. It is a derivative of Vitamin B3 and an essential molecule found in every cell of our body. NAD+ is basically the building block of a healthy body that the brain, our internal organs, and neurological systems need to function at optimal efficiency. NAD+ is involved in multiple roles throughout the body including energy production (ATP), DNA repair, gene expression, cell signaling, neurotransmitter production, and enzyme activity.
Scientists have shown that NAD+ significantly decreases as we age. When we give (or get) NAD, we increase the NAD to NADH ratio. When our NAD+ levels are increased, our cells produce more energy, and our good genes are turned on. Increased NAD+ levels also simulate a process called mitochondrial fission or splitting.
This process cleans up the defective mitochondrial DNA. Our DNA is repaired. Through this process, we can actually rid our bodies of potential cancer. This is one of the true benefits of NAD+. Increasing our NAD+ levels also improve brain functionality.
As a result, patients have experienced increased clarity of mind, better problem-solving ability, improved focus and concentration, increased energy, improvement in mood, decreased anxiety levels, and reduced cravings. It is recommended that you receive between 3 and 5 infusions initially to achieve the desired results. Each NAD+ treatment is done as an intravenous push in 60-90 minutes.
What Did The NAD+ Feel Like?
Dr. Close explained to me the feeling that I could expect but he also mentioned that everybody is different and therefore one size never fits all and optimization would occur during the process based on my feedback.
I can say that he was correct in that no words can explain the feeling at first. He explained that the NAD+ molecule is a critical enzyme in multiple cellular processes and asked if I wanted to keep it high level or get into the granular science of it all.
At the time, I wanted the high-level explanation which he provided, however, he did then proceed to give me more in-depth information as we went along.
The first feelings are hard to describe but NAD+ really goes to work on your colon and lungs. It feels almost like something is sitting on your chest. It’s not the most pleasant feeling in the world at all but you can literally feel it attacking areas of past pain, inflammation, and damage.
The nurses were so professional and every so often I was asked to rate the intensity on a scale of 0-10. They kept adjusting rates using what’s called an infusion pump to quantify the rate flow to a digital level. This happened until I was comfortable with the feeling of the molecule entering my bloodstream.
I read this article on Vice prior to the treatment: https://www.vice.com/en/article/bn3vmq/nad-plus-brain-reboot-infusion-injection
That article is almost spot on to how I felt.
“NAD+ therapy can supposedly increase your energy, focus, and metabolism, improve your cardiovascular health, and help you detox from alcohol and drugs. All this, of course, sounds incredibly unlikely—so I thought I’d see for myself.”
Dr. Close then also provided me with this article which eloquently explains the feeling as well:
Read about it here.
During The Treatment of NAD+ With DripDok In Bali Indonesia
During the treatment, I could feel the pressure in areas around my chest, gut, and neck. Interestingly enough, I had damaged my ankle years before and I could also feel something happening there.
At one point I had to get up and use the toilet – the nurse helped me move the machine and everything quickly and as embarrassing as it is to say it was as if the floodgates were opened and my colon just removed everything. Even though it was not ideal, something about it was right. It felt as if my body now had what it needed to just flush out the toxins that had been residing in my colon for years.
Dr. Close explained to me that sometimes people will also vomit. While I never experienced that I do see how it could be possible. It’s almost like the most radical moment of your body flushing itself of decades of disease, toxins, drugs, and more.
The nurse asked if I was able to tolerate the rate at which we were going and I said it would be nice to lower the intensity. She readjusted the rate and it became much more tolerable. As time passed it felt as if it was really going after the gut issues I had been experiencing.
Dr. Close informed me that sometimes you may need to use the restroom or in rare cases vomit as the molecule detoxes. I have read about people using NAD+ on a drip however, DripDok uses a form of IV push with a sophisticated machine that really allows you to see digitally how fast the drug is being put into your bloodstream.
He explained that “With those undergoing major detox or health issues sometimes we will use a drip however IV push infusions using automation can really have additional benefits since everything is quantified.”
They followed with an infusion of what’s called a modified Myers cocktail. It contained a plethora of vitamins, collagen, citicoline, and more. What I really appreciated was that Dr. Close applied this multiple times even though the treatment plan only displayed one.
After researching, I found that all in – I saved thousands if not ten’s of thousands using DripDok compared to western countries. I assume this is partially due to the logistics and differences in market rates in this part of the world. However, his passion was visible and it was about healing, not profit.
When the IV was done, they used a post flush that also contained an NMDA antagonist in a very low dose. This was a new experience for me totally. First, it was as if my body stopped communicating with my brain.
My pain was gone. I felt almost like I was having an experience, unlike anything I had ever imagined. It was explained to me beforehand in detail but nothing could prepare me for that. It was bliss and the discomfort that surrounded the treatment was gone instantly. I won’t’ lie, it was a shock. However, knowing how it helped regrow and regenerate neurons in the brain was worth it and I can say it was like resetting it all.
My recovery after was about 15 to 30 minutes. I felt reborn. I was hungry and also it was as if my body was telling me – it’s time to sleep. You need to recover your sleep debt. Since I am a very busy person, I realize that my sleep is my best biohack.
I took a nap and woke up feeling like a brand new person.
After The First Treatment With NAD+ At DripDok Bali
Dr. Close followed up with me first thing the next morning. He again listened to me and took my feedback and made adjustments according to the information I provided. The team was so professional and polite and I always felt comfortable, safe and supported.
The days that followed became easier and easier. Dr. Close mentioned that day 3 is usually pivotal in people that had been through a lot in their life which I had. And he was spot on, it was like everything really made a breakthrough on day 3.
The timeline was like this:
Day 1: Uncomfortable, easy to sleep but a bit restless, woke up much earlier than expected but was wide awake and ready to go. This was odd because I’m usually groggy for one and half hours after I wake up. To summarize day one sucked.
Day 2: Some never pain started to dissipate, I was feeling more vitalized yet my sleep wasn’t fully there yet. However, the ability to just jump out of bed first thing in the morning and be ready was amazing.
Day 3: I am feeling like a new person. A lot is changing and I can feel it. I am finishing the infusions in about one hour now. Pain has drastically reduced and my eyesight even seems better.
Day 4: I’m fully accepting of the drug. My body doesn’t ache as it did at all on the first day and my sleep is radically improving.
Day 5: By far the easiest day. I finished my infusion in 45 minutes. My mental clarity was better, my mood had improved, my sleep was enhanced and I literally felt like all the damage done to my body when I was younger had been erased. My neurotransmitters felt like I was in my 20’s again.
Follow-Ups From The NAD+ Infusions In Bali, Indonesia
The team followed up with me daily sometimes multiple times a day. They added in so many extra things for me at no charge to optimize my treatment. All in, I estimate they gave me about $1000 in extra treatments without ever mentioning a thing. It was palpable this was about me as a human and not a customer.
They followed up with me every day for over a week. We did post-follow-up surveys after one week and one month. He also ran my data and showed everything that had improved from my sleep (REM, Deep Sleep, etc) down to percentage levels. He explained that you don’t feel all the changes subjectively.
DNA repair, sirtuin improvement, and so on aren’t something we notice right away yet it’s improving our longevity and the science is clear that this is correct.
I had tried “NAD+” at another clinic here in Bali and it was nothing like this – not even close. In fact, when I mentioned that to Dr. Close it was clear that he already knew this and it was disturbing to him. His words were, “There is a lot that goes into the preparation of NAD+. It’s not something you just order and have shipped. It requires cold storage, post-processing, and special handling.”
Given that his background is in molecular genetics and biochemistry it was apparent that what I was given was not NAD+ but perhaps a precursor leading to NAD+ which is totally different. Moreover, it’s misleading to the consumer. You get what you pay for is the takeaway.
I am happy to report the following benefits: improved energy, improved mood, expanded mental clarity, increased focus, and concentration, mental calmness, enhanced memory, improved eyesight and hearing, reduction in anxiety, reduction in migraine headaches, improvement in dizziness, and improved exercise tolerance.
NAD+ is a remarkable new anti-aging therapy and regenerative medicine in Bali Indonesia via DripDok is top-notch. Given Dr. Closes’ academic background and decades of private practice and research, it’s easily the best option In my opinion, there is nothing else like it. If repairing your mitochondrial DNA, eradicating cancer cells from your body, and improving your brain functioning is something you are interested in, NAD+ is the treatment for you.
I feel such gratitude for having been connected to Dr. Close and DripDok. It was as if the universe brought us together in a truly serendipitous way. I truly feel like I have been reset, as if you were to defrag a computer and cleanout unnecessary files. It’s hard to explain but the impact was amazing.
One month later I did a top-up of 500mg NAD+ with a modified Myers cocktail. They gave me a discounted price since I had gone through treatment and it was just like an instant reset like that last day all over again.
When I asked, “how often should I do this?” Dr. Close explained to me, “Everyone is different, everybody is different and it depends on the data. However, we usually suggest a 500 mg booster every month or two months keep the original treatment maintained.” Dr Close provided me with a nasal spray that I could continue to use over the next month or so and did that at no charge as well.
No words can express my gratitude. All I can say is that they care, and they are here to heal.
The personalization around all of it made tremendous sense to me and not only did it make me feel safe and comfortable but also made me realize that they really put a lot of effort and focus into each patient individually. That is unparalleled in my experience.
Thank you to all of your team!
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