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By treating the population for pellagra:
* new COVID cases can be prevented (prophylactic)
* the severity and duration of COVID symptoms can be reduced (treatment)
* COVID-long can be cured (cure)

THE PROTOCOL: Niacin B3, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Quercetin, Zinc, and Selenium.

Before B3

Come to find out before
I'm in need of B3
Deficient in Vitamin
I am
Nutritional value
In you

Gives me the heebie jeebies
Undeserving of 100 servings
... of Wheaties
Nor the vegan savage
62 pounds of cabbage
No, not a sliver
Of the pounds of live

Come to find my old grin
Taking Niacin
Deficient in Vitamin
I am
Nutritional value
In you

Come to find out before
I'm in need of B3
I see...
... need more...
... in me

Style: Futuristic Rock
Chords: C7(11) Bb C7; 80 BPM
Recording: original take / live digital 1-track stereo
Instrumentation: Vocals, Keyboards

COVID, Vitamin B3, and Your Immune System

A research paper co-authored by Ade Wentzel found, “The SARS-CoV-2 hyperinflammatory response is associated with high mortality.” In essence, COVID-19 ‘eats’ the immune system’s NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide.) NAD+ is one of the most critical pieces to your immune system puzzle. A deficiency in NAD+ needs to be corrected over time by allowing the body to produce a new supply of NAD+.

NAD+ is nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide. The formula to create NAD+ is complicated (see diagram below). The simplest way to explain it is: add Vitamin B3 to your diet. Ade suggests, ‘You can take nicotinic acid orally or niagen (if you have deep pockets). However you supplement, you need to keep going for at least a good few months.”

Ade added, “I’d rather use nicotinic acid and not nicotinamide, as the latter can be a SIRT1 inhibitor.
Nicotinic acid is also probably the most direct way to save tryptophan.
There is no need to limit nicotinic acid to 35mg.
It has been used in lipid trials up to 3000mg a day (44mg/kg body weight)”

“When you dig down deep enough it’s amazing how often you end up at NAD+,” added Robert Miller, another co-author of COVID-19: NAD+ deficiency.

Vitamin B3 / niacin is not the only crucial component for creating NAD+. You also need to be concerned about Vitamins C, D, Quercetin, Zinc, and Selenium. All of these elements need to be considered both on their own merits, as well as, combined with the others. Vitamin D is particularly complex and should part of a well thought out plan.

Ade asked, “My American bread check didn’t show fortification?”

I replied, “Unfortunately, most Americans get their niacin from fortified breakfast cereal.” They spray niacin on the outside with several other vitamins. It would take 100 bowls of Wheaties/day to correct a niacin deficiency. (Not recommended. To obtain the amount of Niacin needed from diet alone would require 4 pounds of liver a day or 62 pounds of cabbage.)

Robert added, “17.5mg Nicotinic Acid per 100g of Kellogg’s cereal BUT this isn’t enough given the destructive diet of many of those eating the cereal. Continually hyperglycaemia like you would expect from the sugar in the cereal drives up CD38 and drives down NAD+ meaning you would need substantially more Nicotinic Acid. We are serious beginning to suspect that many people actually have pseudo pellegra which is not easy to diagnose. However low Vitamin D levels and plasma tryptophan could be a good indicator of this as well as your risk from Covid-19.”

I replied, “The problem in the USA is… it is difficult to get prescribed Nicotinic Acid… and I have not been able to find it over-the-counter. Doctors and insurance companies don’t cover it. I have been trying to increase my dietary intake, as well as, taking a Inositol Nicotinate supplement.”

Robert offered, “Avoid Inositol Nicotinate (non-flushing B3).”

Ade added, “We suggest you use nicotinic acid (niacin B3). We also believe it works most directly to increase NAD+. Niacin doesn’t cause liver problems. Non-flush niacin does though.”

After searching, I said, “It is surprising hard to find at a drug store. Neither CVS nor Walgreens carry it. I think I found it at Rite Aid. I’ll try to buy some today. If not, I’ll have to order it online.”

Robert explained, “The problem is that Nicotininc Acid costs around $15 per kg, so the Nicotinic Acid in bottle of 90 35mg tablets costs $0.047 . There is no money in it so big pharma isn’t interested in it.”

Finally, I found it, “If anybody is looking to get Niacin, I found it at Rite Aid… currently buy 1 get one free… confirmed with the pharmacist that it the correct type.”

WARNING: Niacin may cause flushing. Niacin flush is a common side effect of taking niacin supplements. It appears as red flushing skin, and may be accompanied by itching or burning. In almost all cases, flushing is not harmful. If you have a severe flushing experience and are freaking-out, ingest apple pectin / apple juice.

Niacin may aggravate some medical conditions. You should consult your doctor prior to taking Niacin. The recommended daily allownace of Niacin is 35mg. High doses could pose risks, such as liver damage, gastrointestinal problems, or glucose intolerance. Your doctor may prescribe higher does to help correct a NAD+ deficiency.

Niacin / Vitamin B3

Niacin / Vitamin B3

Niacin Label

Niacin Label

B3, Niacin, COVID, and NAD+

B3, Niacin, COVID, and NAD+

Index of COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2 / Novel Coronavirus

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