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Plain niacin vs. NAD (activated form?

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by Athene, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Athene

    Athene ihateticks.me

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    Has anyone experimented with normal niacin and the activated form NAD?
    Anyone know the pros adn cons of either form of supplement?

    Any experience/comments on supplementing with vitamin B3 much appreciated!
     
  2. Sushi

    Sushi Senior Member Albuquerque

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    I recently took an ordinary niacin capsule (not realizing it was the type that makes you flush) and had an astounding reaction. I turned beet red all over and had very unpleasant sensations. I won't take that kind again, even though it might be more effective. Maybe I am more sensitive to it? But it was an "over-the-top" reaction.

    Sushi
     
  3. Athene

    Athene ihateticks.me

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    Hi Sushi,
    What dosage did you take? I have read that you can avoid flushing if you build up the dosage slowly, but it didn't say what dose to start on.
     
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    Being as sensitive as we are I suggest you start at 10mg.It comes in 50 and upwards.If you still feel a flush that's too uncomfortable lower it to 5mg..
    If you continue to take it you should get activated charcoal and take this maybe 2 hours after the niacin.Charcoal will take out any toxin in your intestine..including any vitamins or meds you may be taking.Make sure to take it a few hours after all your pills.
    Clinics that deal with addiction use it to eliminate drugs or alcohol in the intestine and find it a great tool.
    Good Luck!
     
  5. Sushi

    Sushi Senior Member Albuquerque

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    I didn't build up the dose slowly and also didn't realize I wasn't taking niacinamide--just popped a dose from a standard bottle. I obviously took too much! I buried that bottle deeply and am now taking niacinamide so I won't make that mistake again!

    Sushi
     
  6. L'engle

    L'engle moogle

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    I take Jarrow Niacinimide and have never had a bad reaction from it. It's the activated form.
     
  7. Athene

    Athene ihateticks.me

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    Hi folks,
    Thanks for all the tips!
    I've found Jarrow "non flushing" niacinamide on the Internet, that sounds like the safest option.
    All the best,
    Athene
     
  8. SaraM

    SaraM Senior Member

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    Athene,
    I had niacin deficiency, and niacinamide helped a bit at first. Then I tried Nadh for a month with no positive or negative effect. Based on my experience, I think I made a great mistake for not trying so many supplements when I was diagnosed with CFS and FM three years ago after suffering from this horrible condition for 20 years.
     
  9. Athene

    Athene ihateticks.me

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    Hi SaraM
    I think you're right about supplements. I also had this condition 25 years before getting very proactive about takig suplements and boldly experimenting upon myelf. Since the doctors were clueless I decided I was best being my own doctor. I am a bit supplement crazy to be honest, but I have got rid of so many troublesome symptoms this way.
     

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