Don’t panic if your skin looks sunburned, and spotty pink itchy blotches appear after you take B3 niacin – it’s just a healthy niacin flush.
B3 niacin is one of the B-Complex vitamins created by Nature for the purpose of cleansing your blood of fats and toxins. Many people have gotten off statins and blood pressure meds after replacing them with pure B3 niacin.
It’s great for your skin, too.
Before medications saturated the market, people ate foods rich in B3 to keep their blood clean. All animals on the planet do this.
Taking pure niacin can be tricky, though. You have to know what you’re doing or you might take the wrong kind of B3 and you can take way too much in one dose, which is toxic to your liver.
I have written extensively about how to safely take niacin, so search my Newsletter archives, and download my 10-Steps To Detoxification eBook for free off my website. Check out my youtube videos and my blog for niacin instructions.
I have answers for all your detox questions; especially about niacin. I have provided some Clif Notes below:
How To Take Niacin
Supplement five (5) to seven (7) times a week with extra B3 (niacin) until you flush shortly after taking (individual doses will vary for individual needs).
Begin taking 50-100 mg. of niacin on a slightly full stomach (with a banana or a light snack). Do not panic if you turn red and your heart beats rapidly. This is a sign that your blood is cleansing, and toxins are being removed.
If you don’t get a flush after 2 or 3 days, increase by 50-100 mg. daily until a flush occurs within 15 to 20 minutes.
I recommend taking niacin before working out, a hot bath or shower, during a sauna or steam bath, or at a time when you’re sweating and your pores are open – this is when your heart rate is naturally elevated.
Children can take low doses of niacin (50 mg maximum) before a warm bath, before playtime, or before sleeping (when they won’t be aware of the flush).
This is important to note:
If you have more toxins than niacin, you may not feel a flush, but if you have more niacin in your blood than toxins, you will feel a flush.
Here is an important key to taking pure niacin:
Do NOT use time released or flush free niacin. This is an unnatural form of niacin and can stress the liver. It is healthier to use pure niacin that will activate immediately so you will know your present degree of toxicity.
NOTE: Be cautious when taking more than 50 mg. of niacin if you are taking blood thinners or any blood pressure medications.
If on medications, you may want to inform your doctor to let them know that you are taking a niacin supplement. Don’t be surprised if your medical advisor is not familiar with niacin or the detoxification process, as most AMA medical schools do not recognize the importance of nutrition.
My recommended brand of pure B3 is Carlson® pure B3, and again, NEVER use flush-free forms of niacin, which are toxic to your liver because you can’t tell how much your body requires if you don’t flush.
A healthy flush that is cleansing your blood will result in a mild flush in less than 30 minutes after taking it, followed by red splotches on your skin appearing anywhere where toxins are excreting.
Healthy niacin flushes deliver more oxygen to your blood because the oxygen is replacing where the toxins had been, and you’ll enjoy smaller pores on your skin, which makes your skin look younger – your heart, blood and skin will benefit.
Search my article archives for more about B3 Niacin, and please download my free Detox ebook.
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I look forward to supporting you on your journey to alternative health and wellness.
Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only, and is educational in nature. The FDA may not have evaluated some of the statements. This article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please discuss with your own, qualified health care provider before adding supplements or making any changes to your dietary program.
Before taking vitamins, consult your doctor; pre-existing medical conditions or medications you are taking can affect how your body responds to multivitamins.
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