The Benefits & Side Effects Of Niacin Flushing

Introduction To Niacin Flushing

One of the healthiest trends of the moment is niacin flushing. Niacin flushing can benefit you in many ways: It improves cholesterol, can help with weight loss and can aid in growing back hair naturally. However what does niacin flushing exactly entails?

Niacin flushing is consciously taking in an overdose of niacin in order to sort of ‘detox’ the body. The only disadvantage of this is that niacin flushing can have some pretty nasty side effects. The purpose of this article, therefore, is to give some basic tips and guidance on how you can enjoy the benefits of niacin without having to undergo the uncomfortable feelings.

Step 1: Niacin Consumption

In order to attain an overdose of niacin, you will have to consume at least 100 mg per day. You can do this in two ways: By eating niacin dense foods or taking in niacin supplements. I really recommend the first option, because niacin rich foods also contain other crucial micro-nutrients such as folic acid.

Almost all dairy and whole grain products contain niacin, but this is not a good source for niacin, because the density is very low. Better sources are: Tuna, chicken breast, shiitake mushrooms and tamari. For niacin supplements, I recommend the brand Slo-niacin.

Step 2: Avoiding Side Effects

Niacin side effects can kick in immediately, or it will take half an hour. The uncomfortable feelings themselves can take at most an hour. In order to avoid these feelings, you should take an aspirin in 30 minutes prior to niacin consumption. Other things that might help are garlic extract and vitamin c tablets.

Step 3: Optimal results

In order to guarantee optimal benefits from the niacin flush. It is best to drink a lot of water and avoid hot beverages and alcohol. Especially alcohol is bad for niacin consumption, since alcohol can destroy niacin in the body. If you follow all the previous described steps, you can enjoy niacin benefits, without the nasty side effects.

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