B3 Niacin - It's A Rush To Flush

B3 Niacin is one of the powerful detoxifying agents known to man.

Do not panic if you turn red or your heart beats rapidly when you take pure niacin because this is a good sign that your blood is pure and toxins are being removed. Some people take as much as 500-mg. niacin three times a day until they break through their toxins and feel a burn. And the less food you have in your stomach, the quicker the niacin will get into your bloodstream to do its work. While detoxing, begin taking 50 to 100 mg. Niacin and increase by 50 to 100 mg. daily until an immediate flush occurs. Some people get a stomachache when taking niacin on an empty tummy, so judge for yourself what works best for you. Just know it’s removing toxins from your blood.

Remember this general rule of thumb: if you have more toxins than niacin, you may not feel a burn through your skin. As you increase your daily niacin intake, you are increasing the amount of B3 in relation to your toxic load. When you have more niacin than toxins present, you WILL feel the burn within ten to twenty minutes after taking it.

Niacin is not found in corn, and people on a corn-based diet are usually deficient in B3. By 1942, niacin was added to enriched flour and other commercial products.

Niacin is proven to regulate blood sugar levels, is needed in the synthesis of sex hormones, and detoxifies the body of certain drugs and chemicals. It is necessary for normal mental function, and is necessary for red blood cell formation and blood circulation. B3 lowers cholesterol and is a vasodilator. It assists in the maintenance of skin, nerve, and blood vessels.

B3 is involved in the normal secretion of bile and stomach fluids and is needed for the production of hydrochloric acid, critical for proper food digestion. Like the other B vitamins, B3 helps the body metabolize carbohydrates, fats, and protein.

Individuals who are highly toxic, suffer with disease, or drink alcohol daily have an increased need for vitamin B3. Because they do not metabolize the vitamin efficiently, elderly people and individuals with hyperthyroidism also need higher doses of niacin.

Niacin is found in:

• Brewer’s yeast • Broccoli • Carrots • Cheese • Dandelion greens • Dates • Eggs • Fish • Milk • Nuts • Pork • Potatoes • Tomatoes • Wheat germ


You may not be prepared for the ‘Niacin Flush.’ I know a woman who drove in a panic straight to her doctor’s office after taking her first dose of niacin fearing she was having a heart attack. Her doctor typically did not know what a niacin flush is, and told her that she was ‘allergic’ to the niacin. Her doctor scheduled her for a lung x-ray and breathing analysis because her niacin reaction initially made her short of breath. I wish she had called me first! My client discovered that it was simply the niacin removing toxins from her lungs and blood stream, as her lung x-ray and the many expensive lab tests her doctor had her do showed her lungs were clear.

Rest assured, niacin reactions don’t cause heart attacks or breathing difficulties under normal conditions, but you must be aware that a true niacin flush is a very different experience the first time you have one. It is not uncommon for your heart to race, your skin to turn red like a sunburn, your body temperature to increase, and you may even break a sweat while you feel an adrenaline rush. This is one reason I recommend taking niacin shortly before an exercise workout, a hot shower, sex, a sauna, or steam bath. If your pores are open and your blood is flowing in an energetic manner, the niacin will quickly remove any toxins it has picked up in the blood and easily escort them out of your body through the pores of the skin. You may or may not react uncomfortably, but you can be assured the niacin is picking up toxins – that’s what you’re feeling.

Note: Do NOT use time released or flush-free niacin. This is a less natural form of niacin and stresses the liver. You preferably want to use pure niacin that will activate immediately so you will know the present degree of toxicity and how to adjust your dosage.

If you have more toxins in your body than niacin, you will not feel a flush, but if have more niacin present in the blood opposed to toxins, you will feel a flush. The stronger the flush, the better. At this point, begin cutting back on the milligrams of niacin.

It's a rush to flush, and remember toxins are exiting your bloodstream through your pores.

Posted August 2004 | Permanent Link

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