Niacin Flush

Is Niacin Effective and Safe? Here’s My Take

…fact that scientists found few niacin benefits. The other much larger study, called HPS-THRIVE, looked at the effectiveness of prescription strength extended-release niacin taken in combination with laropiprant, a drug that’s supposed to decrease the niacin flush. That study also called into question…

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Beware of Elevated Lp(a) Cholesterol Levels

…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 the flush is to start at a very low level (perhaps 100 mg) and then very…

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With Cholesterol, Focus on the Right Numbers

…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. This typically lasts no more than a…

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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 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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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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