Question about the Dr Yu program? How often do you do it? How much niacin did you start with and what did you go up mg wise? Also, do you take the niacin right before you workout? And is it safe for everyone to take niacin? It's just vitamin b3 right?
While all B vitamins are important, too much can be harmful. Some people simply can't tolerate large dosages of niacin. www.drdavidwilliams.com/niacin-benefits/
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It’s wise to keep a few points in mind when it comes to the use of straight niacin.
Niacin may irritate the stomach lining if taken on an empty stomach, so always take it after a meal.
If you have problems with gout, be aware that niacin competes with the excretion of uric acid. Thus, large dosages could precipitate a gout attack.
The time-released form of niacin has been shown to be responsible for severe liver damage. In general, avoid using the time-released forms of vitamins altogether. I haven’t found any that work well.