Niacin & Niacinamide (B3)


Niacin, Vitamin B3, originally named “nicotinic acid” is a nutrient that goes back to the beginning of life.  It plays a major role in genetics (via NAD, NADP and related molecules, brain function, cancer prevention, heart disease, and detoxification of fat-seeking toxins.

While it requires finesse in its management, it is a magnificent anti-aging and anti-cancer agent. The RDA of 18 mg is way too low. Hoffer took 3,000 – 4,500 mg a day of niacin, but most people struggle even with 25 to 50 mg.  Separately niacinamide can be taken at 500 mg twice a day which does not have the same scope as niacin but is proven to help with skin cancer (and possibly other cancers as well; click here for more)

Niacin 1

Niacin 2: Implementation

Niacin-Hoffer Interview

Hoffer discovered that niacin can cure schizophrenia and bipolar in the 1960’s. Here he tells what happened.

Dr. Hoffer's Supplements

These are the supplements that Dr. Hoffer took, including 4500 mg of niacin! He lived to 93 with fully intact brain function.

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Reference Articles


About niacinamide, a sibling of niacin

Niacin Files