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Niacin is the Bomb by AdrenalSuccess ..... Adrenal Fatigue Forum

Date:   3/28/2012 1:41:44 PM ( 9 years ago ago)
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Hi,

So as part of the blood Sugar balancing, I've started using Niacin and Chromium Picolinate.

Niacin is known for lots of things -- it is fantastic for reducing reducing chances and severity of heart attacks and strokes. It reduces anxiety, helps blood sugar, and it helps sleep.
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=83


The anxiety reduction partially comes about as if you don't have enough in your system, then the body will convert tryptophan into it, at a rate of 60:1. No wonder some of us can be low in tryptophan.
http://jn.nutrition.org/content/103/8/1195.full.pdf


Niacin also helps blood Sugar regulation. They don't konw how but likely something to do with increasing insulin's efficiency.

For me, it's helped blood Sugar to the point I don't wake at 6am in anxiety because of low night blood sugar! Huge difference. And either because of that sleep, or because of that energy I am feeling so much better. I've mentioned before about low carb diets making me feel good - this is the exact same feeling.

Nice side effects: craving for carbs is gone. I'd like some, but don't have to fight it.

Oh and the cholesterol part? LDL, and triglycerides down by 25% or so, and HDL up by 30%.

How do you use it? Well for most of us likely at night, an hour after dinner. 100mg to start then 200 mg 2 weeks later and up to 300mg thereafter. Thing is you need to use real Niacin, as it will cause a flush for half an hour. Read up on it. I actually find it fun :)

BTW, the chromium picolinate? Too powerful for me for now. It causes blood sugar crashes if I do say 90 min of yoga. Not fun. Perhaps I can break the capsules open and use 1/4, but not til I'm done getting benefits from Niacin. That's enough for now.
 

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