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Joan Mathews Larson, PhD: Vitamin B3 deficiency can cause anxiety, fatigue, depression
Thursday, January 08, 2009 11:42 am Email this article
For 30 years, Joan Mathews Larson, PhD has been treating addiction, anxiety and depression with natural supplements in order to correct the underlying biochemical problems which cause these conditions.
In this video clip, she tells how a deficiency of vitamin B3, niacinamide, can cause anxiety depression and fatigue.
She also notes that vitamin B3 can eliminate a kind of alcohol psychosis that causes paranoia and feeling quarrelsome.
Note: the doses of vitamin B3 used for this are several thousand milligrams, which is a much higher dose than is found in multiple vitamins.
Dr. Larson also points out that anti-anxiety medicines such as Valium, Xanax, Ativan, and Librium attach to the same anti-anxiety receptors in the brain as vitamin B3.
She also notes that when the patent for Valium ran out, the drug company, Hoffman LaRoche, admitted that they got the formula for Valium by trying to copy the chemical structure of vitamin B3.
“Niacin, vitamin B3, [ later she corrects this and says what she meant was niacinamide, which is the non-flushing form of vitamin B3 ] reverses a kind of alcohol psychosis that people who have been drinking typically have, where they feel paranoid, and quarrelsome, and may even have sensory disperceptions…
“Niacin [ niacinamide ] will turn that around completely.
“[ People with a vitamin B3 deficiency ] may look like they are schizophrenic, but they’re not.
“If you treat them… and at the end, we do all our testing again… that is always corrected.
“Niacin… [ I mean, ] niacinamide, which crosses the blood brain barrier, not niacin, binds to the same brain receptors that binds the benzodiazepines, like Valium, Librium, Ativan, Xanax, and so, it has anti-anxiety effects.
“And when Hoffman LaRoche’s patent grant amounts under Valium, they admitted that, where they got the formula, was from niacin.
“[Dr. Abram ] Hoffer the standard classification of anxiety neurosis fits into the description, perfectly, of initial symptomatology of subclinical pellagra, which is niacin deficiency…
“There is hyperactivity, [ anxiety ], depression, fatigue, apprehension, headache, and insomnia.”
Dr. Larson is the author of “7 Weeks to Sobriety”, “Depression Free”, and “7 Weeks to Emotional Healing”.
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