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Good news, 72% of the patients in a Chronic Fatigue study experienced positive improvements when taking an NADH supplement. A team at Georgetown University tested an NADH supplement called ENADA NADH. ENADA NADH is a nutritional supplement that is a natural, energy-giving, co-enzyme found within every human cell. The Daily News and other publications (i.e., Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (Vol. 82, pp. 185-191) - see the many links below) reported that in 72% of the cases, patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) reported positive improvements in their condition.
In one of his latest seminars, Dr Birkmayer, (the Doctor that developed stabilized NADH in a oral tablet form,) stated that using a higher daily dose would have been better in the clinical trial. Dr Birkmayer recommended a Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patient should take 30mg to 60mg of NADH daily to experience the positive improvements in their symptoms and a general increase in their energy level. Depending on CFS severity, the age of the patient and the length of time since their diagnosis, the positive results could take up to 6 months to be experienced. (See the one hour long video Dr. Birkmayer Teaches about NADH: The Good and the Bad)
The Clinical Testing Methods:
In the Georgetown University clinical study, approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) patients were clinically tested in the equivalent of a FDA Phase II safety and efficacy trial. Let me explain the testing. For four weeks half of the patients got ENADA NADH and the other half got a placebo (a sugar pill). For the next four weeks both groups got nothing, then the groups were switched. The group that got ENADA NADH the first time got a placebo for the next four weeks, while the second group got the NADH supplement. The results, the patients that got the ENADA NADH where 4 times more likely to say there CFS symptoms got better than those taking the placebo. After the first study was completed, the researchers opened the clinical trial. They allowed all of the patients to take 10mg ENADA NADH daily. After a year, 72% of the patients reported improvement in their condition.
The NADH clinical test results bring new hope for those looking to successfully treat / fight Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). In these early clinical tests, it was found that chronic fatigue patients reported a relief from their fatigue, an increase in strength and endurance, and a boost in their mental and physical energy. (See the CFS Study Abstract link below.)
NADH: A Background
The NADH chronic fatigue treatment comes from a coenzyme called NADH or nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide with the ‘H’ standing for hydrogen. What makes NADH promising is nature uses NADH to create mental and physical energy (called ATP) within all human cells. ATP energy creation takes place in a process called "cellular respiration." Cellular respiration is not breathing. Cellular respiration is like a cellular engine, creating energy used to power all living things (i.e., thought, memory, muscle movement, heart beats, etc.). Within the cellular respiration engine, all human cells bring glucose (fuel) and oxygen (air) together, and with the spark of NADH (spark plug) creates life's energy and power (ATP). ENADA / Co-E1 is a nutritional supplement that has successfully reproduced the NADH co-enzyme in a stabilize form and administers NADH within a tablet. For more information about NADH in nature, take this website’s The Guided Tour.
Doctors that have tested NADH on CFS patients have stated:
- NADH is a safe, natural compound that has shown much promise with patients in Europe.
- Much more extensive research is needed.
- This clinical trial for the treatment of chronic fatigue patients is a first, but a significant step, down a long road to investigate the many potential benefits of this natural coenzyme called NADH.
NADH is a coenzyme. The American Heritage Dictionary defines a coenzyme as:
- a non-protein organic substance that usually contains a vitamin or mineral and combines with a specific protein, to form an active enzyme system
NADH is not a drug, and is non-toxic even in very large dosages (tested for 26 weeks at 1,000 mg daily). Since NADH is already found within every human cell, NADH can safely be taken with any other medication. After extensive safety testing, it was proven NADH does not have any negative side effects and no adverse drug interactions. See this website’s section called Safety First for more information.
The most important things to remember about the NADH, which is found in every human cell, are:
- NADH increases the levels of cellular energy (ATP). The more NADH the cells have -- the more ATP energy cells produce. It increases cell longevity.
- NADH is a powerful antioxidant, a scavenger of free radicals. According to Dr. Passwater, “NADH may just be the most powerful antioxidant”
- NADH is the active ingredient in cellular repair and DNA repair
- NADH stimulates the immune system
- NADH enhances the production of dopamine, a very important brain chemical (a neurotransmitter)
- NADH increases the bio-availability of nitric oxide, known to provide increased blood flow, oxygen delivery, glucose uptake, muscle velocity, power output, and muscle growth
CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME (CFS): The Illness
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is marked by progressive or persistent fatigue, tiredness, muscle aches and pains, headaches and a sore throat. CFS begins with flu-like symptoms followed by months or years of lethargy, weakness, and an inability to concentrate. Although the exact cause of CFS is unknown, many patients exhibit signs of:
- brain inflammation
- immune system abnormalities
- hormonal deficiencies
- viral infections
Chronic Fatigue is difficult to identify and to diagnose. The Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the National Institute of Health (NIH) have stated, "CFS suffers must have at least four of the following CFS symptoms, persistently for six or more consecutive months." These symptoms are:
- progressive or persistent fatigue
- problems with short-term memory or an inability to concentrate
- a sore throat
- tender lymph nodes
- unexplained muscle pain or pain in the joints without swelling or redness
- headaches of a new pattern or severity
- un-refreshing sleep
- a tiredness which persists more than 24 hours after exertion (exercise)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is not new. The first CFS cases were reported over 100 years ago. Previously, CFS has been referred to by several names including:
- In the mid-1980s, the Yuppie Flu
- Epstein Barr Syndrome
- Epstein Barr Virus
- Chronic Fatigue And Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS)
Studies have shown that CFS is one of the most misdiagnosed diseases. CFS has been misdiagnosed as an "imaginary disease" for nearly a century. How long and how often CFS has been misdiagnosed is hard to determine. There is no known cure. There are no known doctor- approved therapies or treatments. The causes of chronic fatigue syndrome are unknown. Experts believe that CFS causes the body's immune system to "go berserk" but they're not sure why.
CFS: Who Will Be Affected?
The CDC and NIH believe that it is not always possible to know "who will be affected" by CFS, but the following facts can help:
- The CDC believes the recent rise in reported CFS cases could approach near epidemic levels in this century
- Today, 1 in every 16 people in the US may suffer from CFS symptoms
- In a recent research study, the study found "most CFS patients reported their troubles began after mononucleosis, a viral infection, or after a very stressful event"
- 80% of the CFS cases are women
- The majority of first reported CFS symptoms are in people between the ages of 20 to 40 years old
- CFS cases among school-age children and young adults are on a dramatic rise
- Most of these school-age CFS cases occur with victims that have had a history of allergies or other conditions that required significant antibiotic treatments
The most severe phase of CFS can last for 18 months or more. During a CFS severe phase, the victim could sleep nearly 20 hours a day. CFS sufferers experience intense muscle and joint pain without any associated redness or swelling. CFS sufferers have reported problems with short term memory and cognitive functions. Some patients have said, CFS reduces a person’s ability to function to less than one hour per day.
CFS: Diagnosis & Current Treatment:
Most chronic fatigue syndrome patients and their doctors are not aware of NADH tablets or the results of the FDA-approved Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Clinical Trial. Look closely at this chart. There is no NADH Treatment listed within this chart of 106 chronic fatigue treatments.
Current, CFS treatment techniques vary, most of them are dietary (a healthy diet.) The CDC and the NIH say: Any drugs that are prescribed for CFS are aimed at treating the short term symptoms and not the cause of CFS.
Dr. Charles Lapp (Medical Advisor to the Chronic Fatigue And Immune Dysfunction Syndrome Association) says: The best therapy we have is "aggressive rest". When you feel the disease coming on, you've just got to stop what you're doing and rest.
When a patient is first diagnosed with CFS, their first reported complaint is "their persistent and progressive lack of energy and being tired all the time."
It stands to reason. The lack of physical or mental energy correlates with a lack of life’s energy called ATP. Every living cell produces ATP (also known as adenosine triphosphate) in a process called "cellular respiration." The human body uses ATP energy to enable the brain to provide: thinking, memory, mental clarity, etc. and enables muscles to provide: movement, stamina, physical endurance, etc. See this website’s section called ATP Energy for more information. Clinical studies have proven, the more NADH a cell has, the more ATP the cell will produce (see the link below). NADH is as important as oxygen and glucose (digested food) in the production of life’s energy (ATP). For more information about the production of NADH, take this website’s The Guided Tour.
The brain and the muscles need to contain high levels of NADH. If the cellular NADH levels are depleted, the brain or muscles can no longer function properly. How does NADH become depleted from the body? It is NOT known. Today, a scientific breakthrough has enabled NADH to be manufactured in a stabilized, tablet form. A person can restore NADH cellular levels by taking a nutritional supplement. High NADH levels, means higher levels of ATP (energy). The same NADH nutritional supplement used in the clinical trials is available from this website or high quality nutritional supplement stores.
Read Publications & Clinical Studies:
CBS Reports on NADH effects on Chronic Fatigue [02:00]
ABC CBS NBC reports on NADH positive effects on Chronic Fatigue [08:17]
NADH Study Demonstrates Significant Improvement against Fatigue [00:19]
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