Results of Niacin Intake Since November 2016
On November 10, 2016, I began taking what Dr. Abram Hoffer describes in his book, Niacin, the Real Story, as a daily clinical dose of Niacin. Niacin is also known and referred to as vitamin B3.
Hoffer arrived to his conclusions through years of personal clinical study of patients and thorough diagnosis. He states that for the average person, a daily dosage of Niacin optimally is 3,000 mg, broken into three even doses of 1,000 mg each.
According to Hoffer, there are many benefits of taking Niacin on a daily basis and I previously discussed a number of them in an article titled, It’s Not Always a Spiritual Problem. One of the things that Dr. Hoffer points out in his book is that Niacin is one of the best natural statins available. A statin drug created by pharmaceutical companies is what is commonly used to help reduce and balance cholesterol levels in people with high cholesterol. The problem with these drugs is that they can and often do compromise the overall health of the patient because of how they work in the body.
I was on a statin for a very short period of time and noticed that within one month of taking them, I began to experience unusual fatigue and my muscles also began to hurt from doing simple things like riding my bike, something I had done on a daily basis for exercise prior to taking the statin. Within a few weeks of stopping the statin, the muscle soreness and additional fatigue evaporated.
However, since even before that time my cholesterol levels were out of whack for a number of years, which is why my doctor wanted me on a statin in the first place. So what to do since my cholesterol levels were so far out of range but was no longer taking a statin? Even my “good” cholesterol was very low and out of range so something needed to be done. After reading Hoffer’s book, I decided to give Niacin a try. It seemed like a possible solution to my health problem.
I’m aware that a 2014 study tends to make Niacin look like the bad guy in that scenario. A form of Niacin had been grouped with a new statin drug that its makers were attempting to make available. This combination was given to thousands of patients to see if the combination made any positive impact on cholesterol levels at all.
The results of the study were not at all encouraging. There was no improvement in the reduction of cholesterol levels. Unfortunately, Niacin itself was seen as the problem, even though the dose was very small, compared to Dr. Hoffer’s recommendations. This is also in spite of the fact that the actual statin used in the study was quietly pulled from the market due following the study. But even though that was the case, the statin did not receive any bad publicity, just the Niacin.
Unfortunately, the version of Niacin used in the study was also a pharmaceutical type of “supplement” with additives and made into a form of extended-release Niacin. In other words, it wasn’t simply straight, unadulterated Niacin that can be purchased in the health store and is normally fairly inexpensive, nor was it given in clinical dosages recommended by people like Dr. Hoffer. This is in spite of the tremendous anecdotal evidence from years of study by Dr. Hoffer and others long before the 2014 study occurred.
What the average consumer fails to understand is that pharmaceutical companies are always trying to improve on what God created. In a similar example, Monsanto is constantly attempting this in the area of food. Since apple trees are found in nature, for instance, Monsanto tries to cross-breed, genetically modify, and create their own version of apple trees. When they do, they quietly then try to eliminate naturally occurring apple trees throughout the world so that only their (patented) apple trees are the apples that people eat. Most people are unaware of this.
After reading Hoffer’s book, I began looking at Niacin in a different way and realized that taking Niacin might help me in several ways, not least of which was in the area of my cholesterol.
I normally have my blood drawn and tested for cholesterol about once per year. The last time I had it drawn and tested, it was April of 2016. The most recent time since then was just a few days ago, January 16, 2017. In the meantime, I began taking at least 3,000 mg/day of Niacin starting on November 10, 2016. I was anxious to see if there was any change at all in my cholesterol levels between then and my January blood draw.
Before I reveal what my new, current cholesterol levels are, here are my older levels from April 2016:
- Total Cholesterol – 246 (Normal range: 125 – 200)
- HDL – 44 (Normal range: > or = 40
- Triglycerides – 177 (Normal range: <150)
- LDL – 167 (Normal range: <130)
- CHOL/HDLC – 5.6 (Normal range: < or = 5.0)
- Non HDL Chol – 202 (Normal range: 159)
As can be seen from the above with the normal range referenced, my levels were not at all good. It’s easy to understand why my doctors wanted me on a statin. Cholesterol levels which are out of range are simply not good for health. I was either consistently higher or lower than the normal range for each category. In essence, I was out or range in either direction. Nothing was good.
Below are my current and most recent levels (with the same normal ranges for reference), from January 16, 2017:
- Total cholesterol – 187
- HDL – 64
- Triglycerides – 122
- LDL – 99
- CHOL/HDLC – 2.9
- Non HDL Chol – 123
Simply comparing the two sets of levels proves that something has occurred that has put all of my levels within healthy ranges. What could have done that? Well, over three years ago, I began eating differently and I’ve cataloged my progress in numerous articles. I not only began avoiding things like gluten, high fructose corn syrup, and products with fillers and preservatives, but I also began using various supplements to help optimize my health. Even though I managed to lose a great deal of weight (going from 255 to my current 185), my cholesterol levels were still totally out of whack as evidenced by the results of my April 2016 blood draw.
However, by adding 3,000 mg of Niacin daily to my diet and health plan since November 2016, in just two months my cholesterol levels not only improved but went completely within the normal ranges. Is this just a coincidence? Some might argue that my taking Niacin acted as a placebo because I probably hoped or believed it would help. If so, I’ll take it! However, I don’t think it’s been a placebo effect at all because that has been the only additional change I’ve made to my diet plan and therefore must be the reason why my cholesterol levels went into normal ranges.
Beyond this, I’ve also noticed the annoying skin issues I’ve had for the past several years (itching, rashes, and even hives), have all but disappeared. In the past few months, the incidence of itching has progressively lessened until it is nearly gone and I expect that soon, it will be gone.
Don’t forget please, the pharmaceutical companies have been trying for years to make a drug that is as effective as the supplement, Niacin. Why? Because they want drugs to replace supplements because they can charge exorbitant prices for drugs whereas supplements like Niacin are very inexpensive normally and best of all, most supplements come without the risk of adverse side effects, unlike drugs. It’s also good to note that supplements do not require prescriptions.
It is extremely frustrating to me that most doctors today are brainwashed (that’s the only term I can think of that actually describes the situation), into thinking that drugs are the only way to improve health situations. While they might agree that supplements can keep you healthy (once you are healthy), very few physicians will push a patient onto supplements because those doctors have not been trained to see supplements as having the ability to heal any condition. I’m not saying that all drugs or all medicine is bad. I’m simply saying that most doctors do not see any efficacy in supplementation.
If you suffer from cholesterol levels that are out of range and off the charts, you may wish to pick up a copy of Dr. Abram Hoffer’s book highlighted above. Read through it. Decide for yourself if what he states makes sense and if it’s worth a shot for you. Normalizing high cholesterol levels is only one of the benefits of Niacin. The problem today is that it is not politically correct for people to be “healed” because of vitamin supplementation. That’s not something your doctor believes in, most likely. Because he/she does not believe in the efficacy of certain supplements, they will not direct their patients to them, preferring instead the risky and sometimes deadly nature of pharmaceutical drug use.
Certainly, I’m not a doctor and I’m not recommending that people drop everything and start taking Niacin. I am strongly suggesting that you take the time to do the research concerning what Dr. Hoffer has to say about Niacin and then decide if Niacin might be efficacious for your particular situation. If you feel better, certainly discuss it with your physician.
I have seen the positive results of taking Niacin. Those results are indisputable as far as I’m concerned and because Niacin has normalized my cholesterol levels, I will not be hounded by my doctors to start taking a pharmaceutical statin, which has more risks associated with taking it than I care to consider. The fewer drugs I’m on, the better my quality of life and if Niacin can help keep me keep off statins, I’m in a better position because of it.
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