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Niacin (nicatonic acid) 90 Capsules STRONG Dose
Niacin capsules, provide a strong dose of 250 mg of pure niacin (nicatonic acid) in a single capsule which can be opened and to allow for smaller dosages when lower dosage is desired.
Also known as nicotinic acid, niacin is an essential nutrient, positioned at the core of NAD/NADH and NADP/NADPH, which are major redox-active "electron storage" compounds. One or both of these "redox pairs" is involved in every major biochemical pathway.
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Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, L-leucine.
This nutrient is of the highest quality and purity obtainable, and does not contain preservatives, diluents, or artificial additives.
Manufacturer Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 tablet daily or as directed by your health care practitioner. Please referr to warnings and article below for optimal use.
WARNING: Niacin can cause skin flushing and tingling (the "niacin flush"). Do not take large amounts of niacin (greater than 1.5 grams per day) without first consulting a healthcare practitioner. People who are severely deficient in B3 and have a high accumulation of toxic metals in their system, should consider taking lower dosages such as a pinch or a quarter of a capsule with food and establish a mild saturation level (refer to information below re: saturation level) for optimal use. As your saturation level improves, higher dosages can be obtained up to the manufacturers reccommended dose or as per your practitioners instructions.
GAPS Customer Information: Niacin Vitamin B3 for Schizophrenia and Depression by Linda Paterson
The GAPS Protocol will provide individuals with a lot of Vitamin B3, however Dr Natasha proposes that Vitamin B3: Niacin, 1-2 grams twice a day should be supplemented for patients with schizophrenia and depression. Please read the chapter Schizophrenia in the GAPS book to learn more about Vitamin B3 deficiency for depression and schizophrenia. Niacin is vitamin B3. It has the ability to help you relax and assist with sleep. It is well known by Dr Hoffer’s clinical experience to greatly reduce anxiety and depression. Another feature of niacin is its flushing affect creating an intense sensation of warmth and blushing of the skin. The intensity of the flush is determined by the saturation level of niacin. Generally, the severity of the flush will indicate whether you have taken enough niacin and hence measure the niacin saturation level suitable for you.
Dr Natasha advises a Niacin dosage of 1 – 2 grams (1000mg – 2000mg) twice a day, however Dr Hoffer indicates that it is the point of the saturation level that will determine the right dose for an individual. This approach advises to take just enough niacin to peak a slight flush that will last for about ten minutes. The flush will be more pronounced and last longer if you took too much niacin. It is difficult to determine a saturation level for niacin because each person’s B3 deficiency will be different. Some people like to introduce niacin slowly with small amounts at a time in order to identify a slight flush and determine their saturation level. This can be achieved by introducing 50mg at a time, twice a day and doubling the dose each time until a flush is noticed.
Niacin is a vitamin, it is not habit forming, nor is it a drug. It is important to note that there are two types of niacin, ‘nicatonic acid’ and ‘niacinamide’ (nicotinamide). ‘Nicatonic acid’ is the pure form of niacin which produces the flush. Avoid taking ‘niacinamide’ which does not provide a flush because some people have reported it to be less effective. Niacin helps to remove toxins by rupturing fat cells that harbour the toxins in the body and helps to bring back sufficient glycogen into the liver cells. It also helps in protein metabolism, acts to open small arteries and capillaries and raises electrical potential in cells. Niacin is not recommended for patients who are pregnant or have bleeding.
When to take niacin: immediately after a main meal. It is always best to take with food and this will reduce the impact of the flush.
How much: Determine your saturation level starting at 50mg per day (less for some) this is approximately a little over 1/4 of the capsule content. Take it slow and build up the dose gradually.
* This item is for our clinic patients who have been recommended by a GAPS Practitioner. We recommend you follow your practitioners advice when taking this supplement as it is a targeted supplement and not for general use.
Started using this product then went to a cheaper product when I ran out. My energy levels and sleep pattern went straight back to square one. Ordering more of this brand now.
I used this Niacin product first... then went to a cheaper product, i could instantly tell that GAPS had a much better quality product...more pure compared to the other, I have decided to go back to this product and think the price reflects the quality and purity of this product.