Niacin

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Health Benefits of Niacin: HDL & Lp(a) Cholesterol

…for an extra boost. One of them is niacin (vitamin B3). It’s a fantastic nutrient that can help you increase HDL cholesterol, as well as lower both triglycerides and the dangerous subtype of cholesterol known as Lp(a). These are huge health benefits of niacin. For me, keeping HDL levels high and…

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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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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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Reducing Cholesterol With Statin Drugs

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

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Natural Solutions for a Healthy Cholesterol Level

…), Mevacor (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…

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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 Heart Health Benefits of Vitamin C

…it’s your turn: Which vitamin C=rich foods do you like the most? You May Also Be Interested in * 4 Things Most Cardiologists Won’t Tell You About Niacin * B Vitamins Can Save Your Heart and Your Life

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