January 13 2017. A study reported on December 23, 2016 in Biology Open suggests a benefit for niacin (vitamin B3) in the treatment of early stage Parkinson’s disease. The research involved fruit flies with a mutation which results in a condition similar to human Parkinson’s disease. L. Miguel Martins and colleagues at the University of Leicester fed the flies a diet supplemented with niacin, which is a precursor to nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), a coenzyme needed for the generation of energy in the cells’ mitochondria. NAD also helps protect neurons from degeneration.
Patrice Wendling, April 15, 2016
Citing a lack of cardiovascular benefit, the FDA is taking the unusual step of withdrawing approvals it had previously given for use of niacin and fenofibric acid with statins to treat high cholesterol
According to the World Health Organization, over 350 million people suffer with depression (globally) and, tragically, around 1 million people commit suicide – every year. Conventional psychiatry would have you believe that there is ‘no way’ to cure depression naturally. Yet, in reality, nothing could be further from the truth.
The health benefits of niacin are again being challenged. Why? The simple answer is to follow the money. Cholesterol-controlling drugs are cash cows for the trillion-dollar-per-year pharmaceutical industry. Niacin is cheap, non-prescription and safe. Drugs are much more dangerous and considerably less effective. Niacin is not being attacked because it doesn't work. Niacin is being attacked because it does work.
As mass killings occur around the nation by obviously disturbed perpetrators at increasing frequency, there's plenty of blame to go around. The medical system gets blamed for not identifying these killers in time; the gun lobby gets blamed for fighting stricter gun regulations; and producers of violent video games along with incessant and glorified violence on TV certainly does nothing to combat despondency and desensitization.