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What's the PHD problem with niacin?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 18, 2013 at 6:14 PM

I just read and enjoyed The Perfect Health Diet. I just saw on the blog that Paul says to avoid niacin, which I have been taking for my iodine protocol. I returned the book to the library and can't look up why he says there is no need for niacin, or perhaps reasons against supplementing it? Does anyone (perhaps Paul himself) have an answer for me on that? Thanks

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The reason people have a problem with Niacin is because they have lost their reducing power to make NADPH. When you have recovered that ability niacin supports severe increases in ATP production. Ted is spot on and PHD did not give you the context for their statement. Plus one Ted. Q10 levels have to be high in serum to see this effect because it changes the charge of the lipoproteins in the serum to a more favorable status so LDL is cleared quickly in the liver. NADPH production always walks hand and hand with CoEnQ10 levels in people who have good mitochondrial function.

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I searched, but couldn't find it..thanks!

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on January 19, 2013
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There may be reasons why some people would benefit from using Niacin.

The Role of Niacin in Lipid-Lowering Treatment

" Niacin is currently the most potent available agent to increase high-density lipoprotein and reduce lipoprotein(a), both independent risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Niacin also has been found to reduce inflammatory markers like C-reactive protein (CRP) and lipoprotein-associated phospholipase-A2 (Lp-PLA2) and to decrease small-dense LDL and increase large-particle LDL, all potentially anti-atherosclerotic properties. "

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on January 19, 2013
at 07:49 PM

The reason people have a problem with Niacin is because they have lost their reducing power to make NADPH. When you have recovered that ability niacin supports severe increases in ATP production. Ted is spot on and PHD did not give you the context for their statement. Plus one Ted. Q10 levels have to be high in serum to see this effect because it changes the charge of the lipoproteins in the serum to a more favorable status so LDL is cleared quickly in the liver. NADPH production always walks hand and hand with CoEnQ10 levels in people who have good mitochondrial function.

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on January 18, 2013
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http://perfecthealthdiet.com/category/nutrients/niacin/ http://perfecthealthdiet.com/2012/04/are-low-doses-of-niacin-dangerous/

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I searched, but couldn't find it..thanks!

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