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NIACIN FOR DETOXIFICATION: A LITTLE-KNOWN THERAPEUTIC USE

Abstract: Niacin (nicotinic acid) has a number of well-established clinical uses and the potential for additional clinical applications. To date, its therapeutic application for enhancing detoxification has not been systematically reviewed. The use of niacin for the purpose of enhancing detoxification was popularized by L. Ron Hubbard (i.e., the founder of the Church of Scientology) in 1977. He developed a comprehensive detoxification method using niacin and other treatments to remove lipid-stored xenobiotics.