You probably know by now that I always refer to nutrition when I write an article in here. Today I want to talk to you about niacin to treat depression and mental illness. Mental illness on all its forms is nutrition deficient. If you do not supply your body with the type of food that will nourish it, your body will lack nutrition and be sad. You are depressed. You are nutrition deficient.
Back in the day many people in southern USA ate a lot of corn, and corn is tryptophan deficient. Tryptophan is converted in the body into niacin, and niacin is vitamin B3 which is one of the best and most necessary nutrient characters to have to prevent any mental illness. Another disease as a result of niacin deficiency is pellagra and so many people in the south had pellagra which eventually killed them. At some stage niacin was introduced into the food and all pellagra cases (as well as other diseases as a result of tryptophan deficiency) improved significantly. This is all due to an addition of just a little bit of niacin.
Niacin helps depression as well as dementia, pellagra and other chronic diseases. Here are 3 reasons why:
- Niacin is vitamin B3. Vitamins are essential for a healthy body. Without them we get seriously ill and eventually die. a depressed body is a body without enough nutrients given to it. If you eat a lot of cooked food, processed food, chemically sprayed fruits and vegetables you will never give your body enough of what it needs to function properly and it will effect your brain. It will take the natural chemicals in your brain out of balance and you will be depressed as a result of that.
- Niacin may improve your depression in 15 minutes. 250-500mg of it will cause you a flush, you will have a red face and it will look like you were sun burnt. This will improve your mood instantly although temporarily. It is a great way to test the theory about niacin B3 vitamin.
- Niacin is proven to work even in higher doses. Seriously depressed ill people should take thousands of mg of niacin every day. I am not talking about people who are not depressed because if you are not and taking that much of this drug you will have a serious flush and a lot of other side effects which are dangerous, but if you listen to the free 20 minutes of video footage Dr Andrew Saul gives on Food Matters he talks about a woman who was seriously depressed and after 11500 mg of niacin she was fine.
This just goes to show you that a good supply of nutrition to the body is the ultimate cure for any disease.