I've read niacin helps depression. Can I please have more detail around dosage, how quickly can I build up the dose, and do I need to add vitamin C. I'd also like to hear some testimonies around effectiveness.
What is the protocol for using niacin for depression, and how quickly does it work?
Question posted by bwgallaher on 23 May 2021
Last updated on 23 May 2021 by Lahoftx100
I have used Niacin for quite some time (3-4 years). I don’t use it for depression, though. If, it, indeed, helps with depression, I have not noticed a difference. If you buy the capsules, take one per day. If you have the powder, 1/2 teaspoon per day. If you want to have a higher dose, I suggest that you talk to your doctor first. I take it for vascular circulation, and it also helps me control my weight/digestive system. Niacin also is supposed to be an anti-aging agent, keeping your skin looking younger; it is found in some of my face creams. I just read that Niacin protects you from free radicals as well as lowers cholesterol. You should take Vitamin C for fighting free radicals, if you don’t get enough in your diet (most people don’t). There’s also a brand for Niacin, Niacinamide, that doesn’t make you hot and sweaty. Good luck!
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