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Re: Niacinamide for SA + Depression Christ_empowered

Posted by Escapee on September 6, 2016, at 11:28:25

In reply to Re: Niacinamide for SA + Depression, posted by Christ_empowered on September 6, 2016, at 10:09:09

Thanks for your input Christ_empowered!
Years ago I read a book co-written by Patrick Holford & Carl C. Pfeiffer called Mental Health/Mental Illness. Indeed it told how Pfeiffer & Hoffer worked together and treated many patients using mega-doses of micro-nutrients. Orthomolecular science, as you say. It was all very interesting and despite the fact that I wanted to try these approaches I never did. No internet at home and being disabled by SA didn't help. But now I have the resources I need to try it out.
I was looking just yesterday at where I could get hold of mega-dose supplements. I did come across time-release niacinamide (aka nicotinamide) then found a page detailing one user having ill effects from too much time-release niacinamide. Liver toxicity, tho it could have been for a number of reasons. I think it had something to do with one particular supplier anyway. So I will use the powder form just to be safe. I found a good place to buy the powder (of most micro-nutrients) Its much cheaper too! I wont mention the company, but I will babblemail the name of the website to anyone who asks.
I'm glad you mentioned Vit C. I already planned on buying powder form C for larger doses. So you think I should at least match the doses of the 2? I also found a page stating that the effective dose range for vitamin C is much larger than for niacin. That would make sense, as if I matched 500mg of niacin with 500mg vitamin C, thats not much vitamin C!
Also, if each nutrient has it's own benefits, would it be best to find the right niacin dosage before I add the vitamin C?
I dont mind if the niacin (at large doses) potentiates the clonazepam, unless it has something to do with the liver enzyme system. Do you have any idea on that?
Finally (for now) have you tried taking niacin as-needed, before an anxiety provoking situation? And did it help?
The Nardil is definitely starting to help, my mood is a lot better. But I went into town today. Very busy and I was still very nervous, though I did find it easier to hide the symptoms.

Thanks for anything else you, or anyone else can add.


Amitriptyline 100mg
Bupropion 150mg
Quetiapine 150mg
Clonazepam 2mg
Pregabalin 400mg
Phenelzine (Nardil) 45mg




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