Niacinamide increases aerobic capacity, muscle endurance in humans

There has been a steady increase in human studies with vitamin B3 analogs over the last 3-5 years. Most of that human research is sponsored by the company ChromaDex, which sells a proprietary formulation of nicotinamide riboside (NR), despite its own studies demonstrating that niacinamide / nicotinamide (NAM) is just as effective at raising NAD/NADH … Read more

Niacinamide improves glucose metabolism and muscle health in humans

Niacinamide probably does not need in introduction to the people reading my posts. However, despite the multitude of animal studies demonstrating beneficial effects of this vitamin in virtually every chronic condition (and especially conditions associated with disturbed glucose metabolism), human studies with it are very scarce. The study below is one of those rare human … Read more

Glucose + vitamin B3 combo synergistic for treating mitochondrial disease

A very interesting study, which demonstrates the unique synergy between glucose and vitamin B3 in treating deficiencies of function in Complex I & II of the electron transport chain (ETC). Deficiencies on those metabolic steps are the most common causes for the wide varieties of debilitating symptoms (or even death) in people with “inborn” mitochondrial … Read more

Niacinamide may treat ALS by improving energetic state

Another study sent to me by the Austrian collaborator. Once again, the energetic origin of “incurable” diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is on full display. The study elucidates that ALL types of ALS are characterized by metabolic/energetic abnormalities and the metabolic phenotype of that disease is indistinguishable from cancer. In other words, little to … Read more

Niacinamide may treat depression by improving energetic state

A very interesting study, sent to me by a collaborator who lives in Austria. It demonstrated that depression is accompanied by increased SIRT1 activity (i.e. increased fatty acid oxidation), lower ATP levels and redox balance shifted towards reduction. The study demonstrated that animals without the SIRT1 gene were highly resistant to depression and had high … Read more

Vitamin B3 may treat “incurable” muscle disease

Over the last 2-3 years I have seen a dramatic increase in the number of studies and popular press articles using the keywords “controversial”, “paradox”, “paradigm shift”, “ameliorates an incurable condition X”, etc. This is just a thinly veiled attempt to mask the collapse of the corrupt dogma that has controlled medicine for more than … Read more

Vitamin B3 remarkably therapeutic for brain cancer (glioblastoma)

As many of my readers know, brain cancer rates have been steadily rising over the last 3 decades and are now a leading cause of death in both elderly and also very young people. The most common (and deadly) form of brain cancer is glioblastoma multiforme and the average life expectancy after diagnosis is just … Read more

Niacinamide may treat fibrotic eye disease and prevent vision loss

A great new study that demonstrated nicotinamide (NAM) may also have anti-fibrotic effects in addition to its positive effects on maintaining favorable NAD/NADH ratio and redox balance. The mechanism of action of NAM was inhibition of the TGF-β pathway and overall reduction of inflammation. This anti-fibrotic effect of NAM may explain its well-known protective effects … Read more

Low-dose (but not high) niacinamide reverses reproductive decline in old females

A great new study, which once again confirms the importance of metabolism in “aging” disorders such as infertility (both female and male) and menopause. More specifically, it was the increase in NAD/NADH ratio that was the main mechanism of action behind the beneficial effects of nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) the study below discovered. Now, the study … Read more