Have you ever taken a supplement and flushed red a little while later? It’s natural to assume you’ve had an allergic reaction. Unlike other nutrients, niacin, also known as vitamin B3, causes something known as the niacin flush. This harmless reaction can occur if you take more niacin than your body is used to taking. It can also happen if you don’t take niacin-containing supplements with food.
In this article, you’ll learn more about the niacin flush, its benefits, what to do if it happens, and how to prevent it.
Topics: Dietary Supplements, Health Tips, Niacin, Niacin Flush, Supplementation
If you’ve decided it’s time to stop birth control pills so you can try to get pregnant, you might be wondering if there’s anything you need to do. How quickly does fertility return? Are there extra nutrients that you need? What’s the fastest way to get pregnant when you stop contraceptives?
Topics: Dietary Supplements, Fertility, Health Tips, Infertility, Nutrition, Preconception, Prenatal, Trying to Conceive (TTC)
Have you ever found yourself breathing through your mouth, even if you’re not gasping for air? You might even do it without knowing.
Topics: air quality, breathing, Health Tips, Lifestyle, mouth breathing, nose breathing, Seeking Health Supplements
Monk fruit and stevia are the alternative sweetener darlings of the low-carb and keto worlds. Have you ever wondered what the difference is between them? Do these natural sweeteners taste good? How do they affect your glycemic balance? Are they actually beneficial? Does monk fruit or stevia better support your health?
Topics: Diet, Health, Health Tips, Nutrition
Welcome to this week’s Dirty Genes Podcast. Today’s topic is antioxidants vs. pro-oxidants. I’m Dr. Ben Lynch.
Topics: Antioxidants, Dietary Supplements, Dirty Genes Podcast, Dr. Ben Lynch, Glutathione, Health Tips, Oxidative Stress, Pro-oxidants, StrateGene, Vitamin C
Many people want to know the exact fertility diet they should follow to maximize their chances of getting pregnant.
Topics: Diet, Dietary Supplements, Dirty Genes, Fertility, Fertility Diet, Folate, Folic Acid, Health Tips, histamine, Methylation, Nutrition, Preconception, Pregnancy, Trying to Conceive (TTC)
Welcome to this week’s SNPit. This is where we get down and dirty on a specific topic about your health. Today’s topic is the possible ban on NAC plus a simple, worry-free solution for you.
Topics: Dirty Genes, Dirty Genes Podcast, Dr. Ben Lynch, Glutathione, Health, Health Tips, Magnesium, NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine), Supplementation
A healthy immune system fights off bacteria, viruses, and fungi from your environment and other routes of exposure. But to do all this effectively, it requires a daily supply of very specific nutrients.
Topics: Deficiency, Health Tips, Immune System, Nutrition, Products, Supplementation, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin K, Zinc
Do you feel bloated, or like your digestive system just isn’t working right?
Do healthy foods or supplements, maybe even probiotics, make you feel worse, not better?
You’re not crazy, but you might have SIBO!
Topics: Gut Health, Health, Health Tips, Nutrition, probiotic, SIBO
It is estimated that over 50 percent of us — yes, possibly you — have at least one variation in the gene required to get adequate vitamin B9 (folate). (1, 2)
Topics: Health, Health Tips, Products, Supplementation