Last Updated on 17 October 2021 by Ray Plumlee
Have you heard about the new vitamin that is highly talked about lately? It’s called niacin and has been touted as a powerful life extension therapy. Niacin is an essential vitamin that is found in many vegetables, especially red ones. Niacin is also used to treat a number of medical conditions such as gall stones, jaundice, liver disorders, high cholesterol, and cirrhosis. Niacin is one of the most abundant vitamins in the body, which explains its importance in ensuring healthy cells. This powerful antioxidant acts as a type of Vitamin A and is also found in many fruits and vegetables. The vitamin is also found in many foods such as liver, red meat, dairy products, mushrooms, nuts, and grains.
Niacin acts as a powerful anti-aging vitamin and there are multiple studies that prove this. Studies show that vitamin D from foods, like cod liver oil, protects against aging. But, if you don’t like taking supplements, you can get your vitamin D through diet. Niacin can be taken in many different forms including, liquid vitamin supplements, vitamin pills, and niacin nasal spray.
How does Niacin benefit you in the health area?
It has multiple health benefits for most of the population. For women, it can help prevent ovarian cancer. Niacin can reduce high blood pressure. Niacin can lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Niacin can prevent diabetes and even help to heal rheumatoid arthritis.
How does niacin benefit you in the cardiovascular area?
One of the things that vitamin and mineral supplements do to help the cardiovascular system is to increase nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is a gas that helps dilate blood vessels and increase blood flow. It helps dilate the arteries and increase the amount of oxygen-rich blood that flows to the heart. By increasing the flow of blood and transporting more oxygen-rich blood to the heart, niacin helps to improve the function of the heart.
How does niacin benefit you in the digestive system?
Niacin is also beneficial in the digestive system. It is often included in vitamin supplements in order to increase the absorption rate of vitamin C in the system. This vitamin is needed to form nicotinic acid, which is a type of vitamin that is found in many foods and supplements. This particular vitamin is important in the proper absorption of other vitamins and minerals.
How does niacin benefit you in the stomach?
Niacin is also found in food in the form of vitamin B3. This vitamin is needed to form the acid gastric band. This band is needed in order to slow down the emptying of your stomach’s contents after a meal. This stomach lining provides you with protection from gastric acid erosion and the absorption of toxins that could damage your health. This band also helps to prevent fluid retention and increases your ability to keep your stomach satisfied and healthy.
Like all vitamins, it works to keep your body functioning properly. It also is needed to help your cells to repair tissue. Niacin helps make blood cells (red blood cells) move faster. When blood cells move quickly to injured or damaged areas of the body, the speed at which healing occurs is increased.
Niacin works very well when taken as a natural vitamin. However, it works even better when it is combined with other nutrients to provide a completely natural anti-aging program. Niacin works very effectively with vitamin C and vitamin B-complex in preventing DNA damage and promoting cell growth. Long-term research has revealed that vitamin C is an effective anti-aging agent, as it inhibits oxidative stress, decreases inflammation, and prevents cell mutation in free-radical damage. It also has high anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-tumor activity.
Niacin also helps in maintaining the balance of glucose within the human body. High levels of sugar can contribute to the development of diabetes and many other medical conditions. The combination of the anti-oxidants and vitamin B3 or Niacin supplies are excellent for life extension. Cancerous cells can be killed by applying Niacin to the skin, mouth, or hair.
Niacin works very effectively against degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, liver cirrhosis, and Parkinson’s disease. It prevents amyloid peptides from building up and accumulates at the cell membrane. As a result of its ability to attach to amyloid peptides, the intracellular adhesion molecules are less sticky and move out of the cell. Niacin also prevents lipid peridoxation, which is the process by which free radicals are formed inside cells. Free radicals, which are harmful to the life span of cells, cause cellular damage, which leads to aging.
When taken as a natural vitamin, Niacin can extend life for at least five years. The amount of vitamin B3 that is needed to achieve this life extension depends on the current body weight. For a person who is moderately overweight and has a normal body mass index, about fifteen grams of Niacin should be taken daily for optimal vitamin supplementation. For a person who is slightly to moderately overweight and has a lower body mass index, about twenty grams of Niacin daily should be taken.
A study was conducted whereby mice were fed on a diet rich in niacin and were allowed to live for 1 year and test their lifespan. Mice lived longer than mice that received no niacin. There are also studies on non-human primates that indicate high levels of niacin in their brain tissue. Some anti-aging supplements contain niacin, however; as of the present time, the health value of such niacin supplementation and extended life span is not known.
Niacin can also provide the body with important antioxidants, which are vital in maintaining health and fighting off disease. It is also believed that vitamin D helps to protect against the onset of osteoporosis. This vitamin also has anti-cancer properties and is used to treat a variety of cancers including breast cancer. Niacin is found in most dairy products. If you don’t like the taste of dairy products, then you can take Niacin supplements instead.
Niacin is one of the vitamins that you don’t get enough of. Taking it regularly will help you live longer and feel better. It is available in all forms, in the form of pills, and as a vitamin liquid, in the form of shampoos, and in the form of a tablet. It is safe to take any of these forms as directed.
Niacin improves blood flow to the cells of the body, which increases the efficiency at which nutrients are absorbed. It also helps boost endurance and stamina and enhances cellular functioning (reduces free radical damage). The combination of these properties makes niacin one of the best nutrients for extending life.
Other health benefits of niacin include:
Promoting heart health and keeping cholesterol levels under control. Niacin improves circulation, reduces high blood pressure, and lowers blood sugar levels. Niacin is a powerful antioxidant, which removes toxic free radicals from the body and prevents aging. Niacin also lowers blood pressure, which means it can help lower blood sugar, which is helpful for anti-aging. The elderly often have poorer overall health due to the effects of stress and free radicals in their system.
Vitamin C has long been recognized as having strong positive benefits. It can help to prevent various diseases and disorders as well as extending life. It is believed that vitamin C increases the life span of certain animals. There are numerous studies that support this theory. As mentioned, research indicates that niacin increases the human life span. This is because vitamin C is an effective antioxidant that aids in the prevention of aging. Niacin is the main chemical in vitamin C; the name comes from its molecular formula, niacinamide. Like vitamin C, niacin is water-soluble, so it is stored in the fat tissues for longer life. The molecular formula for vitamin C is also similar to vitamin B-complex; hence, similar effects on anti-aging are expected.
Vitamin E is one of the strongest antioxidants and one of the most powerful life-extending nutrients. Like vitamin C, it is found in most fruits and vegetables. Vitamin E works by neutralizing free radicals in the body. Free radicals are destructive in nature, leading to cell damage and disease. By neutralizing free radicals, vitamin E extends life.
Niacin can be taken in different forms:
It can be taken as a dietary supplement, usually as a pill, or as a lozenge. However, this vitamin-like substance cannot be absorbed directly through the skin and gastrointestinal tract. Dietary niacin is highly available in foods like oranges, potatoes, legumes, wheat, and some fruits. Lozenges are the most convenient way to take niacin.
Niacin should be taken with a balanced diet and regular physical activities. It is best to consult your physician when you feel you need to take a vitamin-like substance. Niacin and vitamin A are commonly included in supplements designed to promote general health and well-being. However, in taking niacin and vitamin A, care should be taken to avoid overuse, since these vitamins are effective only when used in appropriate doses.
Studies have shown that people who take niacin supplements live longer than people who do not. Even seniors who did not have vitamin deficiency while they were younger, had longer life spans after they began taking niacin. However, this was primarily a study of mice and rats. Since human beings are not mice or rats, we cannot make conclusions about human life extension from these studies. However, it seems clear that Niacin does play a role in life extension.
Retired USN "Mustang"(Enlisted to Officer) Officer. World traveler, been to 38 countries.
After retiring in 1994, I kept myself busy traveling as an online web programmer. Maybe you heard of me, Have Web Sites Will Travel? I then retired for a second time in 2010. Recently to keep busy I started a 3rd career, a career dedicated to me. My full time dedication is to my health and fitness. My job is to research everything to do with health and fitness (Yes, sexual health) and everything else related. I workout 6 times a week, closely monitor my diet and nutrition. I have started an online blog dedicated to the health and fitness of men over 60. So you can see I keep myself very busy, a very necessary component of the life extension goal.