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Is Niacin Effective and Safe? Here’s My Take

…have seen, a new report published in The New England Journal of Medicine has brought into question the effectiveness and safety of niacin—vitamin B3 that’s often used to control cholesterol problems. The primary benefits of niacin are reducing LDL cholesterol, raising HDL cholesterol, and reducing…

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The Most Important Cholesterol Ratio to Watch

…triglyceride levels. For triglyceride support, take 2–3 grams daily in divided doses. To Raise Your HDL Cholesterol Levels * Take niacin (vitamin B3). Since it can cause flushing, my recommendation is that you start with 250 mg of niacin three times daily, and slowly work up to 1–2 grams in divided…

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Natural Solutions for a Healthy Cholesterol Level

…(lovastatin), Pravachol (pravastatin), and Lescol (fluvastatin). These drugs can be dangerous if taken with high levels of long-acting niacin (vitamin B3). Side effects of statin medications also include dizziness, headache, extreme fatigue, swelling of the ankles, muscle weakness and liver toxicity. In…

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Much of What Passes for High Cholesterol Is Harmless

…What Do the Cholesterol Tests Tell You? If the cholesterol tests reveal that you have a lot of small, dense particles I suggest taking niacin (vitamin B3), which research shows helps to neutralize the toxic particles. Because niacin can cause flushing, I recommend starting with a low dose of 100 mg, and…

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