Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 10/20/2014
Hi Mary...If you are having both panic attacks and depression, try taking higher dose niacin. To fully understand niacin's beneficial and useful effects, please read this.
How to Take Niacin for Depression and Anxiety
Although niacin(Vitamin B3) is the cheapest and best form to take (and the form that I take regularly ) -- it can give you an unpleasant flush effect on your body. You can also take the no-flush niacinamide form. But, as the article in the link above says, niacinamide does not appear to be as good as niacin for relieving depression or anxiety.
Another useful alternative for you to supplement is the no-flush or slow release niacin form called Inositol Hexanicotinate. You can buy this slow release niacin form at any health shop chemist.
Try taking this slow release niacin form at 1500 mgs twice a day at mealtimes. This should help to rapidly reduce your depression and your anxiety and will also help you to sleep better and you will wake up rested with more energy.
I would also take 1 x B50 vitamin complex pill per day(with a meal) along with higher dose vitamin C(1000 mgs three times a day) every day as well together with the niacin.
Taking a tablespoon of VCO twice a day with your meals also significantly helps against Alzheimer's.
Virgin Coconut Oil and Alzheimer's Disease
By the way, niacin also helps protect against dementia and Alzheimers. See these links
Mayo Clinic Niacin Research
I currently take 500 mgs niacin regularly for maintenance and would increase this dose during more stressful periods in my life. That's the way to use niacin. I've also found that supplementing niacin keeps me both calm and clear-thinking.