By Medically reviewed by Panel Perubatan Hello Doktor


What is NADH used for?

NADH stands for “nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) + hydrogen (H).” People use NADH supplements as medicine.

NADH is used for:

  • Improving mental clarity, alertness, concentration, and memory
  • Treating Alzheimer’s disease
  • Improving athletic endurance
  • Treating chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
  • Treating high blood pressure, high cholesterol, jet lag, depression, and Parkinson’s disease
  • Boosting the immune system
  • Opposing alcohol’s effects on the liver and the hormone testosterone
  • Reducing signs of aging
  • Protecting against the side effects of an AIDS drug called zidovudine (AZT)

Healthcare providers sometimes give NADH by intramuscular (IM) or intravenous (IV) injection for Parkinson’s disease and depression.

How does it work?

There are not enough studies about how NADH works. Please discuss with your herbalist or doctor for more information. However, it is known that NADH produced by our bodies is involved in making energy in the body.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using NADH?

Consult with your doctor or pharmacist or herbalist, if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription.
  • You have allergy with any substances of NADH or other medications or other herbs.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
  • You have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.

The regulations for a supplement are less strict than the regulations for a drug. More studies are needed to determine its safety. The benefits of taking this supplement must outweigh the risks before use. Consult with your doctor for more information.

How safe is NADH?

NADH seems safe for most people when used appropriately and short-term, up to 12 weeks.

Special precautions & warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of NADH during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Side effects

What kind of side effects may I have from NADH?

Most people do not experience any side effects when taking the recommended amount each day, which is 10 mg.

If you have any concerns about side effects, please consult your doctor.


What interactions may I have with NADH?

NADH may interact with your current medications or medical conditions. Consult with your doctor before using.


The information provided is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your doctor before using this medication.

What is the usual dose for NADH?

The dose for NADH may be different for every patient. The dose that you take depends on your age, health, and several other conditions. Supplements are not always safe. Please discuss with your doctor for your appropriate dosage.

What form does NADH come in?

NADH may be available in the following dosage forms:

  • NADH capsules, tablets

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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