Niacin Primer by Frank Bishop What Happens When You Take Niacin?
FRANK JT BISCHOP·SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2017 What Happens When You Take Niacin? ____ The Renegade Pharmacist 20 – 30 mins _____ Your blood vessels dilates, a warming sensation spreads across your body, you start to itch and your face flushes. This is known as the ‘niacin flush’, a sign it is working its magic. 30 – 60 mins _____ You have this warm glowing sensation that can last for several hours. A bit like the ‘runner’s high’ you get after a gym workout. Your mood elevates, energy goes up and your brain functions better with more clarity. 60 Min + _____ There are many long term benefits associated with Niacin rather than NSAIDS for arthritis. Moderate arthritis 1,000 to 1,500 mg a day. In more severe cases, as much as 3,000 mg to 4,000 mg have been recommended. ♦️Cholesterol, Triglycerides + Reversing Heart Disease: _____ Recommended 1,000 to 3,000 mg of niacin a day.Niacin lowers cholesterol more effectively than statins in various studies and also lowers triglycerides. It reduces the blood fats called “very low density lipoproteins,” which have been linked to heart disease and cancer. It improves the blood sugar problems that can lead to damage of the arterial walls. It dilates blood vessels, which improves the circulation to areas starved of oxygen and nutrients. ♦️Memory loss: _____ 1,000 mg of niacin taken 3 times a day can improve memory, and correct some senility problems. ♦️Insomnia: _____ Niacinamide activates benzodiazepine receptors in the brain, which affects sleep. Dosages of 50 mg to 500mg of niacin that is converted into niacinamide in the body taken at bedtime have helped many people sleep better. ♦️Severe Depression & Schizophrenia: _____ The usual dose range is 3,000 to 9,000 milligrams daily divided into three doses, but occasionally some patients may need more. ♦️Cancer: _____ Has the potential to influence DNA repair, genomic stability, and the immune system, eventually having an impact on cancer risk, as well as the side effects of chemotherapy in the cancer patient. ♦️Acne: _____ Many reports show Niacin can get rid of acne at daily doses of 400/500 mg. ♦️Alzheimers: _____ Studies have shown that vitamin B3 niacin can help protect against Alzheimer’s disease and other age related brain disorders that result in cognitive decline. ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ Important Points: When you first take Niacin, you will most likely get an alarming flushing effect. Do not worry about this, it is just a sign of Niacin working its magic. The flush is due to niacin that is chemically nicotinic acid creating a dilating effect on your blood vessels. ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ The Renegade Pharmacist’s Personal Experience With Niacin I have to admit I have become a niacinaholic. I love the stuff. Not everyone can handle the flush, but I absolutely love it. The first time I took it, it was a sudden shock to my system and I freaked out a little bit, as do most people. But after the intense heat faded, a glowing sensation radiated from my body. I had a clear mind, full of energy and felt warm and fuzzy for the next few hours. The next day I followed a sauna detox ritual that I now do religiously. This is when I realized the true power of niacin. Everything got enhanced. My meditation, my level of clarity, and my level of clarity after the experience. Niacin is my new best friend. I was compelled to read as much as I could about this miraculous vitamin, and the studies were eye opening. What concerned me was the fact that there was not a single mention of this extraordinary vitamin during my 4 years training as a pharmacist. Then when I qualified, I never heard of niacin’s benefits till very recently. After a couple of months of taking niacin regulary I went to get a hair cut. My favorite hairdresser noticed that my hair had grown back a bit on the back of my head that had been thinning quite a lot over the last few years. I was gobsmacked. I then discovered many high end hair loss treatment centres also use niacin as part of their treatment plan. I have since recommended niacin to various friends and family and all have reported benefits from taking it too and several have started to take it regularly like I do. Niacin made me once again believe in the power of high doses of certain vitamins, and perhaps they are not just expensive urine, but something the body craves because our diet has become depleted over many years of mass farming and agriculture.