The B3 vitamin can be found in many foods we eat, but the reason we supplement from it, is to produce the Niacin flush, which can happen at any dosage, and varies from individual to individual – so if you are thinking about taking Niacin, then start with the lowest dose, like 50 mg, once per day – and increase after 2 weeks to 100 mg, once per day – and so on, until you feel a flush on your body (warming of the skin and temporarily reddening of skin due to increased blood flow).
Why you want to take Niacin for supplementing a hair growth regime?
Niacin has many health benefits – some of them not fully understood, but the important part of the Niacin supplement, is that you take it at a higher dosage to get the flush (as discussed above) – this flush is the medicinal effect for it – so do not buy non-flushing Niacin, as this is useless and will not have any benefits that are normally associated with Niacin.
Niacin helps hair growth in three main ways:
- It increases blood flow to the surface of the skin. This helps break down blocked vessels in the scalp as well as other areas of the body, and will help follicle renewal in the scalp (the scalp gets blocked very easily).
- It reduces fats in the bloodstream: This helps reduction in further arteries from blocking, and plaque being formed.
- It stops anxiety and depression: Unstable emotions such as anxiety and depression can create huge blocks in the human body. Not only that, but also create unstable hormones, and in-ability to have a deep and peaceful sleep (so you are anxious even in sleep!). Niacin is very effective in resolving this, which indirectly supports hair growth, in a very powerful way.
Niacin also helps diabetic patients, and does not interfere with any kind of diabetic medications – if anything, it will support the medicine, prescription or over the counter.