Originally published July 29 2011
Niacin is a booster rocket for detoxification
by Paul Fassa
(NaturalNews) There are several approaches for detoxifying yourself from heavy metals and other toxic materials. Enemas, chelating agents, fasting, and sauna are all open to one's preference. But there is a booster rocket to accelerate any detox method you choose. It's called niacin, or vitamin B3.
The Need to Detox Regularly
We are immersed in a toxic environment. Of the over 75,000 chemicals produced in North America, 20,000 cannot be naturally eliminated by our bodies. Out of the 75,000 chemicals in our toxic environment, 3000 go into the food supply.
Avoiding what we know to be toxic is a great step toward detoxification. But there are toxins that won't be eliminated completely. That's because fat cells will store toxins that cannot be metabolized or eliminated. Many of us have anywhere from 400 to 800 toxins stored in fat cells. And fat cells are not eliminated completely by diet or exercise. They will shrink, but they can grow again.
So how can niacin be a booster rocket for detoxing? Niacin ruptures the fat cells that store toxins, thus releasing those stored toxins to be eliminated. This is called lipolysis. The niacin proposed is not buffered niacinamide, which doesn't make your face and neck flush and tingle intensely. Use the niacin that makes you blush.
This protocol was developed primarily to help drug addicts detox drug toxins stored in fats. The idea was to get rid of all the drug residue that would haunt them with cravings after kicking their habit. It worked very well. So Dr. Yu thought it would be wise for non-addicts to use this method for "normal detoxification".
He gave a lecture on this during a Longevity Conference hosted by nutrition expert David Wolfe. Dr. Yu spoke of starting with a low amount of niacin, 50 mgs or so depending on your tolerance, and gradually building to a maximum of 500 mgs. Up to 5000 mgs has been used for those gravely ill from drug use and toxic events, such as Gulf War Syndrome.
Getting Rid of What's Released from the Fats
Most of us know that toxins released suddenly need to be eliminated. The liver, kidneys, and other organs can be seriously damaged. One can be overwhelmed by a vicious Herxheimer event or "healing crisis". The protocol for addicts mostly involved eliminating through the skin.
They were put into an exercise regimen and ushered into saunas to literally sweat it out. One only needs to begin perspiring from whatever exercise that is do-able. Then the sauna takes over for a half hour to 45 minutes.
In addition to sweating it out, the GI tract can assist as well. Dr. Yu recommended consuming activated charcoal. It works by adsorbing toxins, not absorbing. Adsorption is more like chelating, hitching to electrons of toxins and taking them out through the stool or urine. More details on activated charcoal for detoxification are available in this Natural News article: http://www.naturalnews.com/028461_activated_...
Any other detox protocol or agent can be added to the niacin booster rocket. Bentonite clay, zeolite, cilantro pesto and chlorella are fine too. To protect a weakened liver, one may use gall bladder flushes and/or coffee enemas also. More on cleaning the liver with this Natural News article: http://www.naturalnews.com/031984_liver_clea...
The booster rocket is plain tingly fire in the face and upper body niacin. Niacinamide can be toxic for the liver. High doses of niacin have been used in orthomolecular medicine/psychiatry since the 1950s for a variety of health problems, even schizophrenia. So it's safe and inexpensive and can be taken as often and long as you want.
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About the authorPaul Fassa is dedicated to warning others about the current corruption of food and medicine and guiding others toward a direction for better health with no restrictions on health freedom. You can visit his blog at http://healthmaven.blogspot.com
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