The Health Benefits of Niacin

Niacin, also known as vitamin B3, is one of the complex of B vitamins. It is known to be important in having and maintaining general good health.  Medical treatment with higher dosages of niacin is capable of lowering cardiovascular risks and improving cholesterol levels.  Research specific to detoxifying the body and aiding in the rehabilitation of addicts through drug-free detoxification has demonstrated that niacin is a vital and necessary component.

Niacin Facts

Niacin is one of the B-complex vitamins, and is essential to good nutrition.  It comes in both tablet and powdered form.

Niacin, also known a vitamin B3, is found occurring naturally in foods such as meat, poultry, eggs, fish and greens. Many food products are also fortified with B3 during manufacture.

Niacin, also referred to as nicotinic acid in the early 1950’s, can cause flushing — uncomfortable but harmless redness and warmth in the face, neck, extremities and/or body– especially when a person begins taking it, or increases the amount taken.

Due to niacin’s potential to cause flushing, the substance niacinamide was invented to prevent a person from turning-on a niacin flush; and is added to a majority of the B complex vitamin tablets now found on the market.  It is thought that niacinamide’s effect on preventing the flush in all likelihood also prevents niacin’s benefits.

While medical thinking follows the line of thought that niacin itself turns-on the flushing, research which resulted in the New-Life Detoxification Program determined that niacin all by itself doesn’t turn-on a flush; rather is begins immediately to run-out such things as sunburn, or radiation exposure.

General Health Benefits of Niacin

It is known that all people need a certain amount of niacin obtained from supplements or food in order to maintain normal body function. This needed amount is now identified as the DRI, or “dietary reference intake.”  This term replaces the more familiar term which the majority are accustomed to, the RDA, or “recommended daily allowance.”

As with any vitamin or nutritional supplement the DRI for niacin will vary with the person’s age and other health factors.

Niacin is known in by the medical field to have numerous benefits.  Good evidence exists that it helps with the following health issues:

  • Reduces hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis).
  • Lowers the risk of a person having second heart attack.
  • It is a treatment for pellagra, a skin condition resulting from a niacin deficiency.
  • It may help lower the risk of diseases which include Type I Diabetes, osteoarthritis, cataracts and Alzheimer’s.

 Detoxification Health Benefits

Based on extensive research which resulted in the Narconon New-Life Detoxification Program, niacin taken in sufficient quantities appears to break-up and unleash drugs and other toxins from the body tissues and cells.

Research and experience also determined that when niacin deficiencies exist in the body, there are a variety of things which can manifest as the niacin deficiency is remedied.  Those include such things as an upset stomach, flu symptoms, aching bones, gastroenteritis, or a terrified or fearful condition.  If the niacin is continued, it has also been found that these conditions remedy and abate.

In recent years, doctors in megavitamin research have administered niacin to help individuals get through drug withdrawal symptoms, and to assist them when they are kicking hard coming off drugs.

Research into nutrition and deficiencies determined that the use of street drugs and LSD also create a deficiency of niacin in addition to the other B vitamins, and showing-up the possibility that the effect these drugs have depends on niacin.

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