I am simply shocked at the hits my Niacin (actually known as Vitamin B3) & Headaches blog post gets every week. It’s kind of crazy really but it just goes to show how many people suffer from headaches.
I have continued to reach for niacin instead of aspirin when I have a headache coming on. I take 3 at a time throughout the day until it’s gone. I don’t think I’ve ever had to take more than 6-8.
Please keep in mind I do not take niacin daily. I only take it when symptoms occur and I’ve had tremendous luck with this technique. Niacin calms and relaxes your mind and body.
I have also begun a new Chiropractic program through Maximized Living I will be adding a blog post specific to that watch for it to come.
Niacin is my drug of choice when it comes to headaches…how about you?
More on niacin:
All B vitamins, often referred to as B complex vitamins, assist and regulate carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism. These are essential mechanisms which produce energy for the body. They also contribute to hemoglobin synthesis and red blood cell production which carries oxygen around the body. Furthermore, B complex vitamins help maintain muscle tone along the wall of the digestive tract and promote healthy skin, hair, eyes, mouth, liver and nervous system.
Niacin plays an important role in removing toxic and harmful chemicals from the body. It also helps the body make various sex and stress-related hormones in the adrenal glands and other parts of the body. Niacin helps to maintain the central nervous system and is also effective in improving circulation and reducing cholesterol levels in the blood. It also helps maintain a healthy skin, tongue and digestive system and prevents pellagra. Pellagra is the name given to the medical condition that results from a lack of niacin and symptoms include weakness, sore mouth and irritability. Niacin requirements can be partially met by eating foods containing protein because the human body is able to convert tryptophan, an amino acid, into niacin.
Good sources of Vitamin B3 (Niacin) are:
chicken, peanuts, pork, sardines, tuna