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Plain niacin vs. NAD (activated form?

Athene

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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!
 

Sushi

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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!

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
 

Athene

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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.
 

alice1

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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!
 

Sushi

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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.

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
 

Athene

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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
 

SaraM

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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.
 

Athene

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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.