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  •  I know Kim Green and other people who did (2+ / 0-)
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    Nina Katarina, Sylv

    the mouse work on niacin. It is a very good lab but you can't immediately jump into conclusions that it will work the same way in humans. However, taking niacin as a preventative measure has been tried in humans and does appear to help. I'm not sure if such a high dose like you're using is such a good idea as it may have side effects.

    •  Kim Green's research used niacinamide (4+ / 0-)
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      also known as nicotinamide or vitamin B3.  It is a non-flushing metabolite of niacin and doesn't cause liver damage.  In the human trial they used a dosage of 3,000 mg per day in three doses of 1,000 mg.  I don't believe that the results of this trial have been released yet.

      I have been using niacinamide in doses of 500 mg taken every three to four hours for about a year and a half.
      I had been suffering from cognitive impairment for ten years as a result, I think, of taking anti-depressants and a cocktail of other pharmaceuticals that were presscribed to me due to a faulty diagnosis by Doctors.

      My impairment was so bad that I couldn't read books anymore.  I would read a few paragraphs and realize I couldn't remember what I had just read.  I could read the words but they didn't register in my memory.  This makes reading anything other than short internet postings a complete waste of time.

      About six months after starting the niacinamide my ability to read came back and is abolutely normal now.  I don't know if this will work on alzheimers but it certainly worked for the form of impairment I had.

      Niacinamide doesn't raise HDL so there is no point in taking it for cholesterol problems.

      No war but class war !

      by Gareth G on Fri Feb 10, 2012 at 07:04:51 AM PST

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