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The Most Effective Natural Cures on Earth: The Surprising, Unbiased Truth about What Treatments Work and Why

Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S.
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B3 may be lost in cooking water, so steam, bake, or stir-fry vegetables to spare as much of it as possible. neck. For this reason, the extended-release instead of the immediate-release niacin may be a better option. To reduce the likelihood of flushing, try these steps: 1) take niacin with food, such asa low-fat snack; 2) take 325 mg of aspirin approximately 45 to 60 minutes before the first dose of niacin; and 3) avoid alcohol, hot showers, spicy foods, and hot beverages soon after taking the medication.

Unleash the Inner Healing Power of Foods

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When you think of niacin — vitamin b3 — think "main course." Just as niacin can protect the center of your vision, it is often the centerpiece of your meals, too. It doesn't matter whether you're a required 15 mg per day, try nutty-tasting brown rice, fiber-packed wheat germ, healthy sunflower seed oil, or hearty whole-grain flours. For convenient snacks, sample these: • sunflower seeds • canned juice pack peaches • almonds • fortified cereal • peanut butter Munch on mangoes for vitamin A. Eat a single mango, and you'll get more than 400 micrograms (meg) of sight-saving vitamin A.

The New Optimum Nutrition Bible

Patrick Holford
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B2 25 mg, vitamin b3 (niacin) 50 mg, vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) 50 mg, vitamin B6 50 mg, vitamin B12 10 meg, folic acid 200 meg, biotin 50 meg. Also supplement 1,000 mg of vitamin C a day. The nutritional benefits of vitamins are explained more fully in chapter 12. Minerals Like vitamins, minerals are essential for just about every body process. Calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus help make up the bones and teeth. Nerve signals, vital for the brain and muscles, depend on calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium. Oxygen is carried in the blood by an iron compound.
For most people, a mere 10 mg a day of vitamin b3 (niacin) will prevent pellagra. That is the amount you would find in a serving of rice or a handful of peanuts. Yet Dr. Abram Hoffer, psychiatric research director for the province of Saskatchewan in Canada, found that many patients diagnosed with schizophrenia got better and stayed better only when given 1,000 mg or more a day.12 These people needed a hundred times more than the average level to stay healthy. Once again, this kind of information makes a mockery of RDAs, nicknamed "ridiculous dietary arbitraries" by Dr.
Helpers vitamin b3 and three amino acids—glycine, glutamic acid, and cystine—combine with chromium to form glucose tolerance factor (GTF). Improved diet and exercise. Robbers High intake of refined sugars and flours, obesity, additives, pesticides, petroleum products, processed foods, toxic metals. IRON What it does As a component of hemoglobin, iron transports oxygen and carbon dioxide to and from cells. Component of enzymes, vital for energy production. Deficiency signs Anemia, for example, pale skin, sore tongue, fatigue, list-lessness, loss of appetite, nausea, sensitivity to cold.

Ultraprevention : The 6-Week Plan That Will Make You Healthy for Life

Mark Hyman, M.D.
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We started her on therapeutic doses of folic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin b3, and vitamin B12, and arranged for her to have her levels of homocysteine and Lp(a) rechecked in six weeks. Six weeks later came the good news: Sandy's homocysteine level had dropped to 11 and her Lp(a) level was down to 65. Sandy was thrilled to hear the news. For the first time she felt as though she'd thrown off the shackles of her unfortunate family history and had regained some control over her health. Eight weeks later her homocysteine level was in the normal range, at just under 8.
Make sure you take a high-potency multivitamin and mineral supplement that contains all the nutrients for essential fatty acid metabolism, including vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin b3, zinc, and magnesium. • Choose only high-quality oils, and make sure they are certified organic and are expeller pressed (a process that doesn't damage the oils extracted from vegetable sources). Avoid oils that do not state the method of extraction, or have a bitter aftertaste or rancid flavor.

Prescription for Dietary Wellness: Using Foods to Heal

Phyllis A. Balch, CNC
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Key nutrients in cantaloupe include folate, fiber, vitamin C, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, fructose, glucose, sucrose, zinc, copper, manganese, vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin b3 (niacin), pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin E, and small amounts of lipids. Cantaloupes contain more beta-carotene than any other type of melon. Important phytochemicals include alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, beta-ionone, pectin, tocopherols, cucurbitacin B and E, myristic acid, flavo-noids, and phytosterols.

The New Optimum Nutrition Bible

Patrick Holford
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To date there is insufficient evidence to recommend more than double the RDA. • vitamin b3 (niacin) is famous for its ability to help remove unwanted cholesterol but notorious for its vasodilatory or blushing effect in high doses. According to one study, the healthiest people consume 115 mg a day, which is about six times the RDA. • Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is another B vitamin that appears to have considerable benefit at levels ten times higher than the RDA.

The Okinawa Diet Plan : Get Leaner, Live Longer, and Never Feel Hungry

Bradley J. Willcox, M.D., D. Craig Willcox, Ph.D., Makoto Suzuki, M.D.
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Like most beans, adzukis are rich in soluble fiber, which helps lower cholesterol, and are a good source of potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese, and vitamin b3. Their low sodium and high potassium levels help reduce blood pressure. Adzuki beans also contain protease inhibitors, which are thought to be anti-cancer agents. How to use it. All dried beans require soaking before cooking, but adzuki beans need only a relatively short soak—about an hour. Adzuki beans also cook relatively quickly—also about an hour. Use about 4 cups water to 1 cup beans.

The New Optimum Nutrition Bible

Patrick Holford
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Chromium—the energy factor This is a vital constituent of glucose tolerance factor, a compound produced in the liver that helps transport glucose from the blood to the cells. vitamin b3 and the amino acids glycine, glutamic acid, and cystine are also required for glucose tolerance factor. Continued stress or frequent sugar consumption therefore deplete the body of chromium. A diet high in refined foods is also likely to be deficient in this mineral since it is found in whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, and especially in mushrooms and asparagus.
Michael Colgan has demonstrated that by putting people on a supplement program for six months, then taking them off for three months, and doing this repeatedly over two years, he could consistently lower blood cholesterol and increase the ratio of HDL to LDL.17 vitamin b3 (niacin) is also highly effective at increasing HDL levels, although you need to supplement 500 to 1,000 mg a day. Because niacin can produce an unfortunate blushing effect, many people take niacin inositolate or "no-flush" niacin.

The Natural Way to Heal: 65 Ways to Create Superior Health

Walter Last
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The name vitamin b3 is also used. The RDA is 19/15 mg; therapeutically, up to 30 g have been used in schizophrenia. The acid form (niacin or nicotinic acid) causes flushing of the face and it is prescribed to dilate blood vessels, decrease blood pressure, reduce cholesterol, or increase circulation to the head in cases of acne or migraine. The nonacid nicotinamide or niacinamide does not have these effects. In contrast to niacin, high amounts of this vitamin can cause depression. Niacin or nicotinamide improves the oxidative energy metabolism and can be used to treat many symptoms.

Prescription for Dietary Wellness: Using Foods to Heal

Phyllis A. Balch, CNC
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Key nutrients in dates include potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B5 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin b3 (niacin), boron, fiber, iron, calcium, fructose, glucose, sucrose, vitamin B6, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, zinc, copper, manganese, pantothenic acid, folate, vitamin E, and small amounts of lipids and amino acids. Important phytochemicals include beta-carotene. Select fresh dates that are smooth-skinned, glossy, and plump. Avoid dates that are broken, cracked, dry, or shriveled, or that smell sour.
Key nutrients in oranges include vitamin C, folate, vitamin Bj (thiamine), fiber, potassium, sodium, citric acid, fructose, glucose, sucrose, zinc, copper, iron, manganese, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin E, phosphorus, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin b3 (niacin), and small amounts of lipids and amino acids.
Key nutrients in cherries include vitamin C, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, fructose, glucose, sucrose, zinc, copper, manganese, vitamin B, (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin b3 (niacin), pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin E, fiber, and small amounts of lipids. Important phytochemicals include beta-carotene, anthocyanins, ellagic acid, phytosterols, and perillyl alcohol. Choose cherries that have been kept cool and moist. The flavor and texture of cherries suffer at warm temperatures.
Key nutrients in blueberries include fiber, vitamin C, folate, iron, manganese, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, zinc, copper, fructose, glucose, sucrose, vitamin Bx (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin b3 (niacin), pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin E, silicon, and small amounts of lipids and amino acids. Important phytochemicals include anthocyanins, alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, caryophyllene, chlorogenic acid, eugenol, limonene, myristicin, thymol, pectin, catechins, ellagic acid, tocopherols, and tocotrienols.

Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 4th Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food Supplements

Phyllis A. Balch, CNC
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Do Improves cerebral circulation. not exceed this amount. Caution: Do not take niacin if you have a liver disorder, gout, plus or high blood pressure. vitamin B12 1,000-2,000 meg daily. and folic acid 400 meg daily. Found to be deficient in people with depression. Zinc 50 mg daily. Do not Found to be deficient in exceed a total of 100 mg people with depression. Use daily from all supplements. zinc gluconate lozenges or OptiZinc for best absorption. Important Choline 100 mg each twice daily. Important in brain function and and neurotransmission.
B3 (niacin) As directed on label. plus brewer's yeast 2 tbsp daily Recommendations ž Gently rub vitamin E oil on your eyelashes and into your eyelids at bedtime. This helps to thicken the lashes and promote normal growth. ULCERATED EYE See corneal ulcer in this section. ULCERATED EYELID If an eyelid is scratched and the scratch becomes infected, an ulcerated area may develop. Ulcerated eyelids also can occur as a result of chronic blepharitis.
B3 (niacin) 100 mg 3 times daily. Improves cerebral circulation Do not exceed this amount. and lowers cholesterol. Caution: Do not take niacin if you have a liver disorder, gout, and or high blood pressure. vitamin B6 50 mg daily. (pyridoxine) and vitamin B12 1,000-2,000 meg daily. A sublingual form is recommended. Vitamin C 3,000-10,000 mg daily, Antioxidants that also improve with in divided doses. circulation. bioflavonoids Vitamin E 200 IU daily. Improves circulation. Use d-alpha-tocopherol form.
B3 (niacin) 50 mg 3 times daily, with meals. For improved circulation and cellular function. Enhances circulation and may aid in maintaining proper muscle tone. Increases circulation. Caution: Do not take niacin if you have a liver disorder, gout, or high blood pressure. Vitamin C with bioflavonoids 3,000-6,000 mg daily. Improves circulation. Vitamin D3 400 IU daily. Needed for calcium uptake. Important Dimethylglycine (DMG) (Aangamik DMG from FoodScience of Vermont) As directed on label. Improves tissue oxygenation.
Caution: Do not take niacin if you have a liver disorder, and gout, or high blood pressure. pantothenic acid 50 mg 3 times daily. (vitamin b5) and vitamin B12 1,000 meg 3 times daily. and folic acid As directed on label. Vitamin C 5,000-15,000 mg daily, Powerful chelating agents and with in divided doses. immunostimulants. bioflavonoids Vitamin E 200 IU daily. Removes toxic substances and destroys free radicals. Use d-alpha-tocopherol form. Emulsion form is recommended for easier assimilation and greater safety at higher doses.
Do not Dilates small arteries, exceed this amount. improving circulation. Caution: Do not take niacin if you have a liver disorder, gout, or high blood pressure. Important Aerobic 07 from As directed on label. Improves tissue Aerobic Life oxygenation. Industries Bee propolis As directed on label. To strengthen the or cardiovascular system and royal jelly As directed on label. act as a natural antibiotic. supplement suggested dosage comments Q Medication is available to control tics that interfere with daily functioning, but the majority of people with TS require no medication.

Prescription for Herbal Healing: An Easy-to-Use A-Z Reference to Hundreds of Common Disorders and Their Herbal Remedies

Phyllis A. Balch, CNC
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Vitamin B3 (niacin) counteracts insulin's effects on collagen. It is found in any complete B-vitamin tablet yielding at least the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of the vitamin daily. Do not take too much, since vitamin b3 aggravates glaucoma at daily dosages over 200 milligrams. Ll Take 200 to 400 micrograms of chromium per day. This mineral complements the B vitamins by allowing the eye's focusing muscles to use glucose more efficiently. Ll Avoid steroid drugs of all kinds. These drugs can bring about glaucoma by destroying collagen structures within the eye.

Prescription for Dietary Wellness: Using Foods to Heal

Phyllis A. Balch, CNC
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Key nutrients in cranberries include vitamin C, fiber, citric acid, malic acid, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, copper, manganese, fructose, glucose, sucrose, vitamin Bj (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin b3 (niacin), pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin E, and small amounts of lipids. Important phytochemicals include beta-carotene, ellagic acid, chloro-genic acid, eugenol, ferulic acid, quercetin, anthocyanins, and tocopherols. Cranberries are usually sold packaged in plastic bags. Select a bag containing firm, bright-red berries.

Disease Prevention and Treatment

The Life Extension Editorial Staff
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Unfortunately, the outer husk of the com is discatded in the refining process, along with vitamin b3. Without sufficient B3, the body cannot convert tryptophan into serotonin, leading to deteriotation in mood. The treatment is raising B3 intake. When the U.S. government ordered that certain vitamins be added back into tefined flour and other foods, the pellagra problem receded. In 1950, physician Abram Hoffer followed up on the B3/pellagra connection by tteating schizophrenia patients with a nutritional ptogtam featuting B3.

Natural Prescriptions: Dr. Giller's Natural Treatments & Vitamin Therapies For Over 100 Common Ailments

Robert M. Giller, M.D.
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They are vitamin b3 (or nicotinamide) and glutamine. vitamin b3 has been shown to be strongly connected to increased healing rates in wounds, as has the amino acid glutamine. Though the precise reason why glutamine aids healing is unknown, we do know that levels of glutamine are depleted by injury or disease. Natural Prescription for Wound Healing • For minor cuts, follow the above instructions for cleaning and treatment. • For more severe wounds, see your doctor or go to your local emergency room for treatment.

Disease Prevention and Treatment

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The reaction requires several nutritional cofactors, including: • NADPH (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate, a form of niacin) • Thiol (a sulfhydryl group, composed of sulfur and hydrogen) • Tetrahydrobiopterin (a chemical derived from folate) • FAD (flavin adenine dinucleotide, a chemical derived from riboflavin) • FMN (flavin mononucleotide, also derived from riboflavin) Thus, nitric oxide synthesis requires vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin b3 (niacin), and folate (Ganong 1995). Nitric oxide has been identified as having a key role in blood pressure regulation.
Arginine, vitamin B2, vitamin b3, and folic acid may be considered as a way to naturally increase nitric oxide synthesis. L-Arginine Caps contain 900 mg of pure L-Arginine HC1. Arginine should be used with caution in diabetics and those with psychosis. 16. Carnosine may be useful in protecting the brain from neurological damage. Super Carnosine contains 500 mg of pure carnosine. One capsule 2-3 times a day is recommended. 17. Vinpocetine has been shown to have a positive effect on brain metabolism and to protect against excitotoxicity and may be of benefit in stroke recovery.


John R. Smythies
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In other tests nicotinamide (vitamin B3) at a dosage of 3 G per day reduced the need to give insulin to diabetics. vitamin b3 is one of the helpers of the antioxidant action of vitamin E as described in part 1. Santini et al. conclude from their studies that in insulin-dependent diabetes oxidative stress is increased and antioxidant defenses are defective "regardless of duration, metabolic control or presence of complications" [184]. Chase et al. reported an initial negative result in a preliminary test of nicotinamide in diabetic children and adolescents [33].

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