One of the most popular health phenomena of the last few months is niacin flushing. Niacin flushing can be described as the act of taking in an overdose of vitamin b3, also known as niacin, in order to naturally detox the body. Regular niacin flushing can be a very healthy endeavor as it has the following benefits: Easier weight loss, improving cholesterol, growing back hair naturally and preventing depression. This article will explain how this is possible and more important: How you can achieve these benefits for yourself too.
When you take in a surplus of niacin, your veins will become a little wider. As a consequence, the blood flow through your capillaries will improve greatly. The blood flow in these areas is normally relatively weak, so often toxic waste of the body is cluttered here. In this light, a niacin flush can be seen as a natural detox of the body. This process also lowers ‘bad’ cholesterol (LDL) and improves ‘good’ cholesterol (HDL).
Another benefit of niacin flushing regularly is easier weight loss. However, do not regard niacin as some sort of magic pill to instantly drop weight. When you take in an overdose of niacin, your body will transform fat into energy, and this enables you to do more exercises at the gym or sprint longer. So niacin flushing indirectly helps you to shred some pounds.
Since niacin flushing improves blood flow, the circulation to the scalp is also greatly improved. This process stimulates the natural production of hair. Moreover, niacin decreases the amount of DHT your body makes. DHT is a form of testosterone that makes men bald at young age.
Lastly, one of the most overlooked causes of depression is a lack of micro-nutrients in your diet. One of these micro-nutrients is niacin. If you do not attain the daily recommended dose of 15-20 mg per day, you will inevitably become depressed, this phenomenon is also known as niacin depression. Niacin deficiency can also exist when you go out binge drinking for an extended period of time, since alcohol destroys niacin in the body.
In order to experience these niacin benefits for yourself, you will have to either consume niacin through supplements or natural foods. I highly recommend the following niacin dense foods in order to achieve niacin flush effectively:
- Wild salmon | 12.1 mg vitamin b3 per 3 ounces serving.
- Organic turkey | 8.4 mg vitamin b3 per 3 ounces serving.
- Shiitake mushrooms | 4.4 mg vitamin b3 per cup.
- Lentils | 4.3 mg vitamin b3 per cup.
- Sun dried tomatoes | 6.3 mg vitamin b3 per 100 grams serving.
I highly recommend these foods over supplements, because they also contain other highly important micro-nutrients such as folic acid and vitamin A. Moreover, the chance of niacin side effects is much lower when you consume natural foods.