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High Dose Niacinamide and Methylation

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by acrosstheveil, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. acrosstheveil

    acrosstheveil Senior Member

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    I have been doing a lot of research about lyme and niacinamide in doses of 3g per day has been shown to be extremely effective for treatment. Many people are raving about it and I would like to try it. I am concerned about how this relates to methylation because I know niacin can possibly mop up methyl groups. How much niacinamide does it to take to really effect the methylation cycle? Would I need to take additional methyl donors such as TMG to compensate for the niacinamide?
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  2. Gloria H

    Gloria H

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    @acrosstheveil Sorry, don't have your answer. But would appreciate any web links you have to discussions on this method. Blessings to you!
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    acrosstheveil Senior Member

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    apparently it was klinghardt who first recommended it. I also had my own personal LLMD several years ago tell me it was effective for lyme.

    http://lymeinchronicillness.com/tag/niacinamide-lyme-disease/
    http://www.klinghardtacademy.com/images/stories/Lyme_Disease/treatinglymedisease.pdf

    klinghardt appears to prefer niacin over niacinamide but I have read a study where they found niacinamide to be just as effective as niacin against borrelia. I'm still looking for the link but haven't been able to find it yet.
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  4. Ema

    Ema Senior Member

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    I've been using niacinamide for infection treatment but only so far in doses of about 1500-2000 mg/day.

    I do take mB12, up to 5000 mcg a day and methylfolate as well. I haven't noticed any signs of undermethylation but I too have been concerned about the possibility. I'll be interested to hear about any other experiences as well.
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    acrosstheveil Senior Member

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    also found a quote from a member named Abha on our board:



    it appears klinghardt changes his stance to say that niacinamide is just as effective as niacin in the treatment of lyme.


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  6. Gloria H

    Gloria H

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    In the interview print out at
    http://mercola.fileburst.com/PDF/Ex...ts/InterviewDietrichKlinghardtLymeDisease.pdf

    DK: [Dr. Kinghardt]
    I mentioned that in one of my talks with you years ago that niacin has been found to be a
    very, very effective antibiotic against Lyme disease so there is a link.Niacinamide has the
    same antimicrobial activity as niacin has.

    DM:
    But they’re different, niacin and niacinamide because the niacin will give you the flush and
    niacinamide won’t.

    DK:
    Yeah. But the antimicrobial effect has been shown to be identical whether you use niacin
    or niacinamide. Nobody knows really how that works but they did culture experiments and
    both have the same.

    Blessings to you!
  7. acrosstheveil

    acrosstheveil Senior Member

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    thanks gloria!
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    Freddd Senior Member

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    Hi Acrosstheveil,

    Based on personal experience and reports by many folks in a specific situation, quantities of b1 > 20mg, b2 > 30-40mg and/or b3 (niacin) > 100mg caused virtually insatiable need for L-methylfolate and potassium and decreased healing (suppressed methylation maybe?) and would cause episodes of paradoxical folate deficiency and all sorts of low potassium spasms and heart palpitations. MeCbl and AdoCbl and l-methylfolate and LCF make these vitamins far more effective and it is easy to get too much.

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