I read where someone uses niacin (vitamin B-3) to cleanse her lymph system. Upon some research I found that it may be worth a try. Good thing I read up on it and understood about the niacin flush or I would have been a bit alarmed by the symptoms that followed.
I took a 500mg tablet (from Life Extension) and then I forgot about it. I was getting ready to get in the shower when I felt like my neck and face were on fire. It then spread to my chest and entire body. I felt like I had a bad sunburn along with the tingly horrible itchiness that would accompany it. I took my shower and felt like it was getting worse. Like a true sunburn it also made me feel very cold. I had to get a warm blanket as my body continued to feel feverish. It finally started to subside about about 30-6o minutes. I wasn’t sure I wanted to take another one the next day but of course I did.
The next day the discomfort was not as intense and did not last as long. It also took longer after taking the tablet for me to feel the heat. I still felt extremely cold and needed a blanket to soothe my discomfort. This time it only lasted about 30 minutes or so.
The third day the discomfort took a lot longer to notice after taking the tablet. I felt the heat and itchiness but it did not make me so cold that I needed a blanket. I think it lasted less than 30 minutes and was definitely a lot less intense.
You may ask why I would put myself through so much agony. It is all for the joy of cleansing my body and hopefully helping to flush my lymphatic system. The niacin flush means that your body is healthy and responding by opening its capillaries. By opening the capillaries it can move the toxins through more efficiently. It also helps the fat cells. Many people use niacin to lower LDL cholesterol. They say niacin is an essential part of a good body cleanse.
If you want to avoid the niacin flush you can start by taking less than 500mg (100mg) and increasing your dosage slowly. Apparently your body gets used to the niacin and you will not have to feel the flush. Eventually my body will get used to the 500mg and I should not feel much after taking it. Today is day 4 and it has been a few hours. I do not feel the flush but I do feel itchy, especially in my legs.
(The information below has been supplied by The Cleansing Authority.)