Niacin or Niacinamide?

Posted by Maggie on 09/18/2006

In regards to Ted's comments... I would like to know, who is Ted, is he a medical professional? I did like what he had written about candida and SIR 2... there is a lot of info about niacin and niacinamide, so which one is better in regards candida proliferation? I would like to contact him about his info. Yes, niacinamide works in osteoarthritis. Where did he generate his information? Maggie

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
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Which ones work best depends of course how well the body responds to it without the side effects. It must be understood that all those SIR 2, etc. sounds complicated. But in practice, niacinamide is the preferred ones. Theories and practice don't always go together. It depends on which ones work for you best.

If you are serious about getting rid of candida, you should look into other nutrients which prevents yeast proliferation and not just that alone, such as molybdenum, manganese, for example. Foods high in phosphorus, sugar may trigger a candida growth also. The biological terrain for candida is a simple one, they tend to proliferate when the body's pH is out of balance, so often, the removal of them is to alkalize by taking plenty of baking soda, such as 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda twice a day, mixed with water. When the body reaches alkalinity, yeast cells for some reason simply can't hold onto the body and gets loose. Raising your body's pH is one thing you should consider. Sugar control can be furthered by taking glucophage, and granulated lecithin. These will help the body normalize sugar control It is important to avoid oily foods and fried foods.

I would like to contact him about his info.

Do a search on candida and vitamin B3 in pubmed. There is plenty of scientific literature there. The location is: