This is the second video in my series entitled “Nutrition & Alcoholism” where I focus on different nutritional steps that helped me cure my own addiction and hopefully it can help others. My video is about the treatment of alcoholism with niacin. In this video I discuss six tips I’ve learned that can help people taking niacin to recover from alcoholism and alcoholism withdrawls.
Tip #1: The first tip deals with the dosage one should start off at when taking niacin to treat alcoholism and addiction. I started out with 100-250 mg and went as high as 2,500 mg.
Tip #2: Taking hot baths with Epsom salt is a great way to take niacin because the magnesium in Epsom salt is synergistic with the niacin. Together Epsom salt and niacin work together to produce a calming effect that can alleviate the symptoms of withdrawal from alcohol and drugs.
Epsom salt is a rich source of magnesium. Taking a warm bath in Epsom salt at the end of a long day can prove to be very relaxing since you absorb a handsome amount of the valuable mineral through the surface of your skin. Because Epsom salt is so rich in magnesium it’s an excellent way to prevent tolerance of amphetamines. Magnesium is involved in over 200 biochemical reactions in the body and by keeping enough magnesium in the system you can keep these essential reactions running smoothly.
Tip #3: Deals with the benefits of doing cardio while on a niacin regimen. Cardiovascular exercise is a great way to enhance circulation and potentiate the effects of niacin.
Tip #4: Tip #4 is about the importance of ciruclatory enhancing agents like ginkgo biloba and coq10 in potentiating niacin.
Tip #5: This tip describes how taking niacin in tea form can be very beneficial to the recovering alcoholic as well as any other health conscious person.
Tip #6: In this final suggestion I give a couple of food recipes in the form of vegetable smoothies that are very synergistic with niacin and very helpful to the recovering alcoholic. I discuss the health benefits of vegetables like beets and foods like pumpkin seeds.
Bonus Tip: I give a bonus tip to address the issue of itching as a secondary consequence to niacin consumption. Itching is the byproduct of histamine being released in the body and the best remedy for quelling the itching (in my opinion) is a baby aspirin.
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Stu Pierce aims to provide beneficial and practical solutions to help solve health problems that people face. For over 20 years he was an alcoholic, but through extensive research into natural ways to treat addiction he cured himself. Now, because of his burning passion for nutrition and natural health he wants to give something back by creating this resource that will offer natural ways for everyone to achieve optimal health.