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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Vitamin B3 Benefits Cardiologists Won’t Tell You About

If I had to pick one nutrient I receive the most questions about, it’s niacin (vitamin B3). That’s probably because many doctors, including cardiologists, are still in the dark about the vitamin B3 benefits in protecting your heart 4 Vitamin B3 Benefits * It’s one of the best nutrients for raising…

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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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The Cardiovascular Benefits of Niacin

…X-NONE X-NONE Niacin occupies a central role in my supplement arsenal against arterial disease. That’s because it lowers smaller LDL cholesterol particles but, more importantly, it superbly raises larger HDL particles and also helps you to maintain a low triglycerides level. Niacin also helps your…

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Statin Medications Will Not Reduce Lp(a)

…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, then slowly increase the dose to 500 mg a day, twice a day for further protection. TwinLabs' quick-acting Niacin is a good…

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The VAP Test and HDL Cholesterol

…* Follow a good cardiovascular nutrition plan to help you reduce weight * Exercise * Eat fewer high-glycemic carbohydrates * Take 1–2 grams of niacin (vitamin B3) daily in divided doses. If your doctor doesn’t automatically offer you a VAP test, this is one worth asking for. Most insurance carriers…

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Your Doctor Says No to Supplements, Now What?

…Have you had a doctor that said no to nutritional supplements? You May Also Be Interested In: * 4 Things Most Cardiologists Won’t Tell You About Niacin * Many Doctors Are Focusing On the Wrong Type of Cholesterol

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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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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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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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The Cholesterol Numbers Doctors Should Measure

…combination of the PAM diet, nutritional supplements, and exercise. * If your Lp(a) is high, my top recommendation to neutralize it is to take 1-3 g of niacin daily. I also recommend fish or squid oil (1 or 2 g daily) and either one of two natural clot-busting enzyme supplements: nattokinase (50 mg twice…

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Why “Good” HDL Cholesterol Isn’t Always Good

…and inflammatory cholesterol particles. If the advanced tests indicate too much small particle inflammatory cholesterol in your blood, I recommend niacin and nattokinase. Now it’s your turn: Has your doctor tried to talk you into taking cholesterol medications? You May Also Be Interested In: Many Doctors…

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With Cholesterol, Focus on the Right Numbers

…more. If Your HDL Cholesterol Is Low, Here's How to Raise It * First and foremost, take niacin (vitamin B3). Niacin is one of the most powerful nutrients available to raise HDL cholesterol. When you take niacin, you’ll likely experience a tingly, pins-and-needles, sometimes hot, flushing of the skin…

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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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The Pros and Cons of Statin Drugs

…healthy cholesterol levels. These include: * Niacin. This B vitamin can increase HDL cholesterol and decrease LDL cholesterol levels. It can also help you attain a low triglycerides level, and can lower the very dangerous cholesterol component, Lp(a). Niacin may cause flushing of the skin, especially when…

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Familial Hypercholesterolemia—A Real Condition or Advertising Hype?

…omega-3 essential fatty acids which fight inflammation. Take 1-2 grams daily (a calamarine source is best). * Consider taking either fast-acting niacin (up to 1 gram a day), lumbrokinase (20 mg daily), or nattokinase (50 mg daily) to help "thin" the blood. * Think about taking lipid lowering medications…

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