The Basics of the Niacin Restoration Protocol

The Niacin Restoration Protocol on this website is inspired by the work of Dr. Willard Krehl in the 1940s and more recently by Dr. Dmitry Kats (epidemiologist). It has gone through several evolutions over the decades, but has always included Niacin as the basis.

The protocols on this website include high doses of Flush Niacin and is specifically for people who want or need to HEAL. These protocols are ones that our team of wellness enthusiasts (with science or medical backgrounds) have all tried. We do not recommend that anyone try these – we are merely sharing information and our own experiences.

The co-factors in the various protocols have included L-glutamine, lactoferrin, folic acid (B9), Vitamin E, Selenium and other Vitamin Bs such as B6 and B12. For more information on the co-factors, go here.

The current protocol are listed here (always evolving) and the past protocols are here.

People in our community have their favorites. If you decide to join in, figure out which protocol helps you the best. Make it your own. We are all different.

Tips for Success

  • Timing – We always take protocol 20-30 minutes after a meal (lunch or dinner). If you take on an empty stomach, the flush may be much stronger.
  • Capsules vs Bulk – most people start the protocol with capsules to test it out. If you proceed further, we recommend switching to the bulk forms of each item once you run out of capsules as it is easier to measure and much cheaper. Take a look at our buying guide to see what works for you.
  • Mix with Warm Water – Take protocol with distilled or pure filtered water. If you are taking items in bulk, be sure to mix them in a 6-10 oz glass of warm water. Mix well and let it sit a couple of minutes so its all dissolved. Then drink all at once. Your flush should start immediately. If you are using capsules, you can even empty the capsules into warm water and mix well.
  • Pharmaceuticals – It is recommended by doctors who use this protocol to avoid ALL pharmaceuticals, even over the counter ones, during this protocol, if possible. If you are on a lot of prescription pharmaceuticals or under a doctor’s care, consult with your medical provider before embarking on this protocol.
  • Other Supplements– We recommend not taking any other supplements during this protocol to best observe the full therapeutic benefits. In our research we discovered that once your Niacin levels are restored, you will not need to supplement with things like Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Zinc, etc.  anymore as they will be restored as well. Note: we did however continue to use the Zeolite Pure Body Extra detox spray as we felt it would not impede Niacin uptake and would further help your body to gently detox.
  • Phenols – Avoid coffee, tea, and alcohol as they can hinder the restoration of your Niacin levels due to high levels of phenols. If you must have coffee, we advise that you make sure you drink it a few hours away from taking your Niacin protocol. Alcohol will negatively affect the benefit of the flush.
  • Therapeutic doses – If you need to heal deep or chronic health issues, consider progressing up to the therapeutic doses (2g – 5g Niacin for Adults). The therapeutic progression protocol that we use is below. If you do not have deep issues to heal, consider staying at the maintenance/prophylactic dose.
  • Side Effects – As you progress, you may feel unpleasant side effects from the flush such as a racing heart rate, a lot of mucus coming up, cough or scratchy throat, etc. That is your body detoxing. If these effects are too much for you, consider bumping your dose back down and taking it slower. Listen to your body. Take this at your own pace. Consult a coach if you need to.

Dietary Tips

The following are dietary tips for when you are on the protocol:

  • Water – drink as much pure, filtered or distilled water as you can. 
  • No coffee, tea or alcohol. Caffeine is fine but no coffee or tea. They interfere with the protocol. If you must drink coffee or tea, make sure it is hours away from the Niacin protocol.
  • Food – eat a balanced diet. Try to include all food groups (meat, fish, dairy, fruit, veggies, grains). It would not be advisable to fast during the protocol.
  • Raw Milk – if you have access to raw milk, it is very beneficial while on the protocol. To find raw milk in t

  1. Start taking the following immune strengthening supplements ASAP:
    • N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (N-Acetyl-L-CysteineNAC) – 600-750 mg 2-3x a day on empty stomach. This supports healthy lung function and immune health. NAC is currently very hard to find. Try health food stores or compounding pharmacies.
    • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid or Liposomal C) – 1,000+ mg a day
    • Vitamin D3 – 5,000-10,000 IUs a day
    • Zinc –50 mg a day with food
    • Quercetin – 500 mg a day
    • **Or get most of the above (except the NAC) in an Immune Bundle. **
  1. Nasal budesonide (Rhinocort). This is getting harder and harder to find in store. Try your local pharmacy, Target, Walmart, or Amazon. Two sprays in each nostril once a day. You can do this prophylactically as well. This spray helps inhibit the cytokine storm.
  2. Any mouthwash that either says “kills 99.9% germs” or a whitening mouthwash with hydrogen peroxideListerine works. Gargle twice daily. This slows viral replication in mouth. This is a good daily practice.
  3. Loratadine (Claritin) (10 mg) once a day. This specific antihistamine helps with Covid. It helps dry up secretions, which helps to reduce congestion and cough. Only take this if you are symptomatic.
  4. Famotidine (Pepcid) (10-20 mg) daily to help dry up secretions. Famotidine has been proven to be one of the most important anti-inflammatory meds for Covid. You can get this at any drugstore or Amazon. Only take this if you are symptomatic.
  5. Melatonin – 10 mg a day at night. Melatonin has been shown to be one of the most important supplements in healing from Covid.
  6. Hydroshot on an empty stomach every morning. This hydrogen-infused drink really helps with energy and improves blood oxygen levels as well as any digestive issues.
  7. Silver Bullet with food in the afternoon. Do not take this if you are already taking zinc. This drink is especially good for those who are very symptomatic – it helps get zinc get into the cells very quickly. No other zinc supplement is needed when taking this.

In Hospital Protocols

The following are suggestions for you or for advocating for a loved one who is in the hospital and cannot advocate for themselves.

  1. Try to do the mouthwash listed above twice a day while in hospital, even if on oxygen.
  2. Try to move as much as you can. Get up, walk around if you can. Have hospital personnel move you. This helps gets your lungs activated to prevent or help treat pneumonia. Laying flat in a hospital bed is terrible for a Covid patient.
  3. DEMAND that you (or your loved one) be given the budesonide protocol (even if on ventilator). Some doctors or hospitals are refusing to treat based on a couple of reasons. See below.
  4. If the doctor is refusing to treat based on “budesonide is not FDA-approved for Covid,” we suggest the following arguments:
    • Nothing is approved for Covid. Doctors are freely prescribing Zinc and Vitamin D. They are not FDA-approved for Covid.
    • Doctors are freely prescribing many other drugs (like antibiotics and Tylenol) that are not FDA-approved for Covid. They are prescribing Tylenol for the SYMPTOM of headache and fever. Doctors can prescribe inhaled budesonide for the SYMPTOM of not being able to breathe, for patients saying “I can’t breathe” as it is FDA-approved for breathing symptoms and lung inflammation.
    • Remind the doctor that budesonide is so safe that it is OTC in nasal sprays such as Rhinocort.
    • Doctors prescribe for symptoms all the time. It is time for doctors to be doctors, to step up, be brave and save lives!
    • Oxford University study proved 90% reduction in hospitalizations with inhaled budesonide.
    • Also, you may want to use the Right to Try legislation.
  5. If the hospital staff refuses to treat with budesonide based on the excuse that the virus is aerosolized with a nebulizer and will be spread throughout the hospital, a suggested response is below:
    • Request that the nebulized treatment be administered in a negative pressure room. Every hospital has one.
    • Tell them you have a right to ask for a treatment that works. Patients have a right to choose the therapy they want.
    • If they still refuse, our hospital insider (nurse/attorney/hospital administrator) suggests that you say the following: “I request an ethics consultation with the hospital ethics committee with a complaint of failure of communication.” This creates a legal record in case you need further legal recourse or action. Remember doctors have taken an oath to “do no harm.”
  6. Share the following studies with doctors and hospital:
    1. Common asthma treatment reduces need for hospitalisation in COVID-19 patients, study suggests (University of Oxford)
    2. Budesonide facilitates weaning from mechanical ventilation in difficult-to-wean very severe COPD patients
    3. Effect of nebulized budesonide on respiratory mechanics and oxygenation in acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome
  7. Insist on blood thinners – like full strength aspirin or Eliquis.
  8. Refuse (in writing) both Remdesivir (compromises your kidneys, less than 25% of people survive if taken more than two doses) and intubation/mechanical ventilation (less than 20% survive).
  9. For more information on how to advocate for a loved one, go the Patient Advocacy page here.

Long Haulers (Lingering or Long-term Issues)

Our information on Long Haulers has been moved to a separate page here.

***Medical disclaimer: This website was created for informational purposes only and has no ties to any drug company or physician. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website. In addition, no one involved in this website has financial ties to any of the suggested therapies. We are merely patient advocates, trying to save lives and fight medical censorship.***