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Niacin (vitamin B3) is a small molecule made of only 14 atoms, smaller even than the simplest sugar. But this one molecule has profound effects on health: It plays a role in more than 500 reactions in the body.

Many illnesses are caused by too little niacin, and many illnesses can be cured with high doses of niacin. The authors of Niacin: The Real Story are advocates of orthomolecular (nutrition-based) medicine, supporting an approach to wellness that involves substances that naturally occur in the human body. This book makes the case for the widespread use of niacin for the prevention and treatment of health problems.

In Niacin: The Real Story, listeners will discover how to take niacin, with detailed recommendations on forms and therapeutic doses. There is plentiful, accurate information on niacin side effects and safety. Niacin can be used for arthritis, children's learning and behavioral disorders, mental illness, cardiovascular disease, and other conditions. Niacin: The Real Story is for people who want to learn more about niacin and its wonderful healing properties.

©2012 Abram Hoffer, MD, PhD, Harold D. Foster, PhD, and Andrew W. Saul, PhD (P)2018 Tantor

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  • BM
  • 13-11-2018

a must read

I started taking niacin everyday, and I am no longer feeling how I used to, tired, depressed, mood swings, anxiety, insomnia, my life has changed in the most positive way I could have ever imagined. I am so thankful for those brave doctors who decided to share this information to everyone.

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  • Antenna Man
  • 14-12-2019

Niacin has eliminated my arthritis and lowered my triglycerides by 1/3.

It took about two years. I read the paper back book 1st. It is true what is written in the book that a doctor should not prescribe niacin unless the doctor has Taking niacin himself. I could not find a doctor to prescribe it but after listening to the audiobook probably eight or 10 times I decided to try it myself. And after about two years I my arthritis is completely gone. I’m very pleased with this product. I take the plane niacin and not any of the delayed or time release niacin just plain niacin. It was not available at regular stores I had to special order it from my pharmacist. It also has dropped my triglycerides by 1/3.

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  • Gerald
  • 06-08-2018

I loved it!!!

Excellent book, I've been through it several times. Niacin: The Real Story sheds light on one of the best-kept secrets in medicine. I highly recommend.

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  • Dee
  • 24-03-2019

Loaded with information

Loved it. Information backed by actual cases. A must read. Excellent narrator. Gives reference to more books and website for more information.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-03-2020

Wow!

Oh my gosh wow! I decided I was going to run until I finished this book. I finally did 8 miles later. This book and their findings are incredible! I will be sharing with many people. Thank you for your work and providing this book. 🙏

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  • Will
  • 22-05-2019

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent

This book is a life changer... I listened to it in one day. Niacin will be the supplement I take for the rest of my life.

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  • Elan Sun Star
  • 01-01-2019

What a Gift to medicine and healing.

This book is overqualified as a documented data based volume on the niacin effect. I have asked all my friends to read or listen to this book. Bravo. It made me return to the high does niacin protocol daily.
What a gift.

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  • M. Farris
  • 08-03-2021

B3 is for Everyone

If you are serious about your health, this book is a must read. Pearls of wisdom that your doctor is not going to tell you. Learn the benefits of high level nutrition and how to implement it. Take responsibility for your health at any age. Niacin is cheap and easy to use. The other nutrients mentioned in the book should be considered as well. Niacin can be taken in pill form or mix a powder in water. Santé

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  • Avi
  • 05-01-2020

Excellent & useful info

Excellent & useful info, relating to various health issues. Medical Doctor should know more about!

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  • Necessity Lorelei
  • 04-12-2019

Invaluable

The narration is a wee bit dry, however the information is priceless. Already started on niacin and seeing improvements.

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  • Roberto L
  • 12-07-2020

essential nutritional reading

I have read many nutritional books over years and some are more useful, more scientific than others. This book is up there in its science and importance to good health.

For example, I found out something really special about what happens in the body when we are deficient in nutrients for a sustained period.

Apparently we become deficient in a nutrient at first but when the duration or severity of the dependence is high, or when the situation of the individual is particularly stressful (e.g. a pow camp) then the deficiency becomes a dependency and can sometimes require supplementation for life.

This was shown with Canadian soldiers captured in WW2 by Japan and placed in camps for 44 months until Japan surrendered. Studies were done on these soldiers and compared to Canadian soldiers in the European campaign. The results showed they responded very well to B3 supplements and were required to take them for life. The ones that didn't had a much shorter life than there European based counterparts.

if you have any mental illness get this book, if you have blood lipid / heart problems or worries, get this book. If you want good health and are striving to find out about proper nutrition, get this book.

Don't get this book if you want a fun listen.. it's interesting but not a stimulating book. The content and importance of its conclusions are it's true value.

Hope my review helps you decide.

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  • Paul (the other one)
  • 12-04-2019

Disappointingly pro-vivisection

Niacin is an interesting substance that I'm currently experimenting with -- you may find this a good reference if you're on the same path.

However, while this book contains a lot of useful information it continually refers to experiments and tests carried out on innocent animals -- and that is something I cannot support for any reason, because it's been proven to be ineffective so many times.

I may return this book for ethical reasons.

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  • Mr G.
  • 25-03-2020

Brilliant Book on Health

Really good book for anyone interested dealing with chronic health issues and how vitamins can help with them

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