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March Monthly Newsletter - Lowering Free Radicals and Oxidative Stress with N-Acetylcysteine

Updated: Jan 30

Hey Nervana Family, there is a lot going on here at the clinic! Today we are kicking off a new monthly newsletter to educate you about treatments we offer, share upcoming promotions, and tell you about some of the great things going on at Nervana.

Each month we will spotlight one of our treatments and offer some great deals to help you experience it. This month we will also tell you a little more about our Founder and Medical Director, Cassie and her husband Ryan who happens to be the newest member of the team.

Treatment Spotlight - N-Acetylcysteine

Our treatment of the month is N-Acetylcysteine, commonly abbreviated as NAC. NAC is an incredible medication with a variety of important benefits.

NAC is a precursor to glutathione production, one of the bodies most important antioxidants. You have probably heard of antioxidants, but few people understand how they work. Antioxidants are naturally found in foods that we eat, such as fruits and vegetables, and also available through supplements and medications.

Antioxidants fight free radicals in our body. Free radicals are important for certain functions, such as fighting infection; however, they are also linked to multiple illnesses including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Without antioxidants, free radicals would grow to high levels and quickly cause significant harm and eventually death. Free radical production is increased by things such as air pollution, alcohol use, high blood sugar, viral infections, and more.

Did you know that too much supplemental oxygen can actually cause free radical production? When free radicals outnumber antioxidants it can lead to a state called oxidative stress, and prolonged oxidative stress has negative consequence to our health.

Getting back to NAC, by replenishing glutathione, the master antioxidant, our body is better able to regulate free radicals and promote overall health. In fact, reducing oxidative stress can improve gut health, muscle performance, and even slow the progression of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.

In addition to these major benefits, NAC has also shown to detoxify our liver and it is commonly used in hospitals to prevent liver damage with patients who have taken toxic levels of Tylenol. It may improve mood health by regulating glutamate, a neurotransmitter that is responsible for sending signals between our brain and the nerves in our body, AND it has been shown to improve infertility, improve testosterone utilization, and even help improve symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

For the month of March we have some incredible deals to help you experience the benefits of NAC:

  • NAC (600 mg) IV for $150 ($100 savings)

  • NAC IV with B12 (5000 mcg) for $200 ($225 savings)

  • NAC Pack - 4 NAC IV (weekly during month of March) + 3 with B12 for $700 ($1000 savings)

In addition to our NAC promotions we have the following great deals in March:

  • $125 Hydrafacial with It's All About You (located in our clinic) with a purchase of 20 or more units of Botox ($25 savings)

  • Instant $40 off all Jeuveau treatments (Botox equivalent) of 20 units or more

  • Free IV to boost energy and metabolism for new weight loss customers

And on top of all of that, we continue to make our current services better!

All of our patients with a monthly weight loss membership now get two free shots of B12. Call us for details!

Team Spotlight - Cassie and Ryan

cassie and ryan

Founder & Medical Director, Cassandra (Cassie) Debenham, AG-ACNP

Nervana Medical was founded in 2021 by Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Cassandra (Cassie) Debenham. Cassie has over 15 years of experience in health care. The majority of her career was spent in Intensive Care Medicine and as a flight nurse. She was the recipient of Intermountain Healthcare’s Nurse Practitioner Clinical Excellence award in 2018 and is a member of the American Society of Ketamine Physicians Association, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Academy of Innovative and Preventative Medicine, and the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine.

Business Manager, Ryan Debenham

Ryan is Cassie's husband and the newest member of the Nervana team after leaving a career of nearly two decades in tech, most recently as the Chief Technology Officer at Route and prior to that as a Director of Engineering at Qualtrics. Ryan has helped to grow two businesses to a valuation of more than $1Billion and raise over $250 million dollars.

At Nervana Ryan does a little bit of everything except medicine and you are likely to talk with him when scheduling appointments or checking in/out at the clinic. As he ramps up Cassie will hand over the majority of day-to-day operations so that she can focus on practicing medicine and treating patients.

Cassie and Ryan got married on July 19, 2022, literally on top of a mountain. They both have a background as amateur professional athletes, Cassie in Motocross, and Ryan in Snowboarding. They have a combined family of five with two boys ages six and seven, and one girl age nine.

Their shared vision of Nervana Medical is to bring the best of modern day medicine together with complementary holistic alternatives to help people live their best life.

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