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.
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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