Benefits of nicatinomide.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice I am writing this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.


Nicatinomide increase NAD+ which is needed by every cell in the body. As we age or get chronically ill we lose the ability to produce NAD+ in adequate amounts. Nicatinomide is a form of niacin (B3). Nicatinomide has been shown to reverse many of the effects of chronic illness and aging. It is needed for glycolysis which is involved in burning fats stored in the liver to produce glucose for the body. NAD+ is also involved in fatty acid oxidation which is the bodies way of burning fats to produce glucose for the body. If glycolysis is inhibited a person will develop fatty liver disease, if beta oxidation is inhibited a person will develop diabetes and hypoglycemia. NAD+ is involved in the proper function of all the antiaging genes. NAD+ is also involved in many of the function that protect us from infections including viral infection. So nicotinamide helps to prevent diabetes, obesity and many age related diseases.

Nicatinomide helps to prevent neurological damage and damage to the brain and improves brain function. It improves learning and memory. It has been found to help prevent depression. It also prevents damage to the brain by improve the function of many pathways in the body preventing toxic metabolites from being produced.

Nicatinomide improves function of the antioxidant system which would protect DNA. Nicatinomide also improve DNA repair. Nicatinomide also improve RNA processing and protects it from premature degradation.

Nicatinomide improves indurance and stamina by improving the bodies ability to burn fats for energy. Fat is the bodies main source of energy. When it cannot burn fat for energy and has to rely on glucose a person will develop frequent episodes of hypoglycemia. With hypoglycemia a person may experience headaches, lightheadedness, dizziness, heart palpitation, feeling flush or hot and may even sweat severely. The reason for the frequent boughts of hypoglycemia is that glucose is rapidly consumed for food and the glucose from fats is released slowly which keeps the glucose levels stable in the body.

Nicatinomide helps to prevent autoimmunity by keeping the immune system balanced. It also improves the ability of the immune system to respond to infection. It helps to prevent many types of viral infection including herpes, corona, the flu and many others.

Nicatinomide also improve the function of the circadian rhythm our bodies natural clock.

Nicatinomide also improves function of the citric acid cycle.

Because NAD+ reduces oxidative stress and inflammation it also helps to prevent cardiovascular disease.

Nicatinomide also improves muscle endurance and strength. It also prevents muscle degeneration.

NAD+ also helps prevent the build of of fibrotic tissue in the body which can cause organ failure so it helps to protect the organs.

It should be taken with food because if taken on an empty stomach a person will experience nausea, fatigue, headaches, diarrhea, stomach discomfort and indigestion. It should not cause flushing like niacin does. From what I could tell a person can take up to 1000 to 2000 mg daily but I would research which is the best amount to take. Excess nicotinamide consumption can inhibit growth of new cartilage and it also inhibits the genes that protect the body from cancer. So once the health issue is addressed that required the consumption of nicotinamide I would recommend pulsing it or discontinuing it’s use if it is no longer needed. I would not take super high doses of nicatinomide.

Nicotinamide has been shown to reduce the occurrence of acne.

Benefits of astaxanthin.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice, I have written this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

You have to be careful buying astaxanthin there is synthetic astaxanthin and it can cause many health problems. Get it from food sources like eating salmon or krill oil or only use supplements that contain astaxanthin acquired from natural sources. Astaxanthin has a pretty good safety record. Astaxanthin is better absorbed when taken with an oil.

Astaxanthin is one of the most powerful antioxidants. Because of it’s potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties at can reverse some of the effects of aging and has been found to improve eyesight. It has more potent anti-inflammatory properties then steroids. Astaxanthin prevents the negative effects of blue light from cell phone and computer screens.

Astaxanthin reduces wrinkling and improves the health of the skin. It prevents the harmful effects of UV light to the skin.

Astaxanthin reduces cognitive decline, improves BDNF which increases brain plasticity which means it will improve cognition, brain function, and the ability to retain memories. It improves brain blood flow and prevent damage from oxygen deprivation in the brain.

Astaxanthin improves blood flow. Prevent cardiovascular disease, protects the heart from damage and improves blood pressure.

Astaxanthin improves mitochondrial function which would improve the health of the whole body. This would also improve the ability of mitochondria to break down fat to use for energy and improve the mitochondrias ability to produce ATP.

Astaxanthin improves muscle endurance and recovery during exercise. This may be because astaxanthin helps improve insulin and glucose balance.

Astaxanthin has been found to prevent and even reverse many types of cancer. Astaxanthin can also prevent the negative effects physical trauma has on the body.

Astaxanthin can prevent fibrosis in the body which can cause fatty liver and dementia type diseases like Alzheimer. It also prevents liver damage by improving bile duct function. It prevents fatty liver disease from improving the bodies ability to break down and burn fat for energy.

Infection and toxins can cause excess inflammation which can cause loss of smell and hearing. Astaxanthin help prevent loss of hearing and smell from excess oxidative stress and inflammation.

During infections, vaccine injury, toxins like glyphosate in our foods and environment can cause excess inflammation and oxidative stress. This causes tissue ischemia, astaxanthin prevents the damage when that occurs. Those prevention is the best medicine we cannot control everything in our environment. It also help to prevent neurological disease. Astaxanthin actually improves the function of stem cells.

Astaxanthin turns on many of the antiaging genes which are inhibited by Covid and herpes.

Endotoxins and inflammation can cause tryptophan metabolism to shunt and produce toxic metabolites that cause dementia and depression. Astaxanthin prevents this from occurring. It also increases the microbes in the gut that could cause bad tryptophan metabolites to be formed and increases the microbes that reduces inflammation. Astaxanthin helps restore gut immune homeostasis.

There is a reason flamingos are pink if you do not want your skin or eyes to be pink do not consume excessive amounts of astaxanthin. It is what causes flamingos to be pink. Excess astaxanthin consumption can cause low blood pressure. It can also cause excess hair growth. Excess astaxanthin consumption can cause low calcium levels. Astaxantin increases progesterone in cows so may have this effect in humans though I have found no research to support that idea.

I can tell you from personal experience of people who have taken it. It dramatically decreases joint pain. If taken in high dose it caused headaches. Those who took high doses also experienced acid reflux. I do not recommend high dose astaxanthin. Many complain it messed with their hormones. Many other said it got rid of their acne so I suspect it increase their progesterone levels. It does seem to restore hormone balance and until the body gets used to the new hormone levels a person may feel bad.

Benefits of burdock root.

Written by Lee Stevenson , sorry I am a lousy editor.

I have written this for educational purposes , this is not medical advice. If you are ill seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Burdock root (Arctium spp)

Burdock root has very potent antioxidant properties. Burdock root increases mitochondrial respiration which would prevent diabetes, glucose intolerance and obesity. It contains B-sitosterol which prevents diabetes. B-sitosterol has sedative effects so burdock root should be used at night. Burdock root prevents lung fibrosis. Burdock root improves memory in those with Alzheimer’s . Burdock root has potent antioxidant properties. Burdock root inhibits the inflammatory cytokines that cause autoimmunity and sepsis. It inhibits the effects of endotoxins on the body. Burdock root reverses aging in the skin. Burdock root inhibits blood clotting.. Burdock root is neuroprotective. It reverses some of the effects of Alzheimers. It helps prevent lung fibrosis from it’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Burdock root increases fat burning in the body. Burdock protects the body and detoxes it of cadmium and mercury. Burdock root has potent antifunfal and antiviral properties. It inhibits RNA viruses including herpes viruses . Burdock inhibits mast cell degranulation which would reduce histamines. Burdock root helps to prevent anaphylaxis. Burdock root help to prevent leptin resistance which can cause obesity. Burdock increases exercise performance and endurance. Burdock root increases biogenesis which increases fat burning and increase ATP levels which would reduce fatigue. Burdock root helps to reduce ammonia levels in the body. Burdock root also prevents urinary tract infections. I could go on about the benefits but I think I painted a clear picture of the health benefits.

As for side effects I could not find studies that tested for that but the root is eaten for food in many cultures so I would say it’s safety has been tested.

Urolithan one of the most potent microbial healing metabolites, that most no longer produce.

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Urolithins is produced by our gut microbes from ellagic acid which is high in most berries, pomegranate , walnuts and pecans. Urolithin is one of the most potent phytochemicals for healing and remaining healthy. It is nueroprotective, cardioprotective, hepatoprotective, it prevents diabetes, obesity, autoimmunity, and prevents systemic inflammation. Urolithin A and B and isourolithin A are the most beneficial urolithins. Unfortunately many lack the microbes to produce urotlithins or to produce the final urolithin metabolites like urolithin A because the gut microbes that do this are becoming extinct in the human gut. Antibiotic use, medications, GMO foods, processed foods, and the heavy use of farm chemicals have caused levels of those chemicals to be high in our foods. All of these are killing beneficial microbes in the human gut. Many now lack the microbes to produce urolithans. I have tried to find animal milks that would contain them but have not found any yet. You can buy urolithin A as a supplement. Urolithin increases ATP, NAD+, levels and also increases Sirt1 and PGC1 which would increase mitochondrial respiration. Also PGC1 helps to inhibit herpes viruses. This would also help reverse some of the effects of aging. Most centurions produce high levels of urolithin. Urolithin increases mitochondrial biogenesis. These are my own thoughts but I wonder if those who get any of the herpes viruses may be lacking the microbes that produce urolithin because many of the ways herpes viruses and Covid use to infect the cells would be prevented with urolithin. Urolithin inhibits most cytokines involved in sepsis and systemic inflammation. It prevents autoimmunity. It prevents the negative effects of endotoxins. I suspect this may also be why so many are so sensitive to mold toxins now. Many now lack the microbes to produce urolithin. At the rate things are going pretty soon certain people poop will be worth more then gold if their families have the microbes that are becoming extinct in the human guts. They most likely will start farming poop for microbes trying to find the missing microbes and restore them. It is sad that most no longer produce one of the most beneficial microbial metabolites.

Some more benefits of urolithin is it prevents brain aging. Urolithins are amazing molecules. They act as prooxidants in the right places and antioxidants in the right places. They are miracle molecules. Urolithin improves all around brain function and hormone levels. You can be almost certain those who are obese are lacking the microbes that produce urolithin. Urolithin increases life span and is neuroprotective.

Bifidobacteria pseudoctenulatium and Akkermansia munciphilia first break down ellagic acid then it is farther converted to a variety of urolithins by Gordonibacter urolithinfaciens and Gordonibacter pamelaeae. Most lack the species to fully convert urolithins now days. The days of centurions is coming to and end sadly. As the pharmaceutical, biotech industry and chemical industries toxins slowly drive our gut microbes to extinction the human health is going to only worsen.