Niacin

Is Niacin Effective and Safe? Here’s My Take

…used to control cholesterol problems. The primary benefits of niacin are reducing LDL cholesterol, raising HDL cholesterol, and reducing harmful Lp(a). But the report, based on the results of two recent studies, showed that high dose niacin failed to reduce the risk of stroke, heart disease, and death…

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Can Lowering LDL Cholesterol Really Reduce Cardiac Events?

…considered in order to reduce overall risk. But there are safer, more natural ways to prevent the oxidation of LDL, including vitamin E, CoQ10, omega-3s, niacin, and maybe citrus Bergamonte. I strongly believe it's the blood thinning, or blood rheology effect, that is the major sizzle in outcome and must be…

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The Blood Lipids Ratio to Watch

…triglyceride support, take 2–3 grams daily in divided doses. To raise your HDL cholesterol: * 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 doses three times a day. * Get regular…

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Much of What Passes for High Cholesterol Is Harmless

…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 gradually increasing the dose…

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Prevent Elevated Lp(a) Cholesterol Levels

…offset the inflammation caused by elevated Lp(a) cholesterol levels, Dr. Sinatra recommends that you try one or more of the following techniques. * Niacin: Take up to a total daily dose of 1 gram (1 gram=1,000 mg) taken in one or two doses. Start at a dose of 125mg, then double it as tolerated, up to…

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Beware of Elevated Lp(a) Cholesterol Levels

…patterns and evaluate your Lp(a) level. Treating Elevated Lp(a) Cholesterol The best treatment to help neutralize Lp(a) is 1–3 g of niacin daily. When you take niacin, particularly at such high levels, you may experience a hot, tingly sensation—the famous “niacin flush.” The best way to deal with…

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Supplement and Medication Interactions to Avoid

…skin rash. 7 Medication Interactions You Should Avoid * Never take long-acting niacin if you take statin-like drugs. A combination of the two could cause excessive metabolic stress to the liver. Remember, long-acting niacin in gram doses acts like a drug. Small doses of short-acting preparations are fine…

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My Advice to the Presidential Candidates—and to You

…quickly depleted from your body during times of stress. I recommend taking 250 mg of niacin three times daily and slowly working up to 1-2 grams daily in divided doses (many people notice flushing as they start taking niacin, so don’t be alarmed). I also recommend taking vitamin B6, 40 mg daily; vitamin…

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Lp(a) and Risk Factors of Heart Disease

…with an alter?native approach. Recommendations for Lp(a) Cholesterol * Take 100 mg of niacin, twice a day. If you experience side effects like flushing, headache and diarrhea, follow the diet and stop the niacin. You can try a lower dosage at a later date and you can increase the dose to 500 mg a day…

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