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Originally posted by unityemissions
I'm not so sure it's the nicotine which provides all the benefits you mentioned. I think it's nicotinic acid (niacin), which is just oxidized nicotine. I take grams of niacin daily, and notice, among other things, much clearer thought processes and vastly improved working memory. Like from barely being able to think three moves ahead in chess, to thinking 10+ if needed.
Niacin improved short-term memory by up to 40% at a moderate dose of 141.7 mg three times per day (425 mg total per day). Other studies indicate that this may be because Niacin is necessary for the healthy functioning of an enzyme that neutralizes several brain toxins that are known to interfere with normal healthy brain metabolism and clear thinking.
At very high doctor-prescribed therapeutic doses, such as 3000 mg per day, Niacin has also been shown to increase the lifespan of men who had heart attacks by 11 percent longer than was expected in an eight-year U.S. Government-sponsored study of 8,341 men. Niacin was shown to be more effective than five leading blood-fat lowering drugs. Always consult your doctor before any use of niacin for a medical condition.
Originally posted by Lebowski achiever
reply to post by moocowman
Not to worry. Apparently they no longer Fluoridate the water in the UK, either.
[edit on 26/10/08 by Lebowski achiever]
Originally posted by troubleshooter
reply to post by beefragafragious
The Japanese consume on average 50 times the amount of Iodine compared to most people in the west...
...sourcing it from seaweed and other sea food...
...and naturally avoid some western diseases as a result.
Originally posted by Andrew82Melb
I'm now living a fluoride free life...
To be honest, it's really hard... Almost everything you drink contains fluoride. At home, it's easy to manage. When you go out, it gets real hard. Order coffee, Fluoride! Order food that has some sort of liquid in it, Fluoride! By the wrong type of bottled water, Fluoride! By beer, Fluoride!
The stuff is everywhere!