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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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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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 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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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 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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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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