Niacin Supplement

How to Find a Good Cardiologist

…cholesterol to function at its peak. Instead, your cardiologist should be focusing on your cholesterol ratios and subtypes. * Knows which nutritional supplements can improve heart function. The top nutrients I recommend are what I call the “Awesome Foursome:” CoQ10 (100-200 mg), L-carnitine (1,000–1…

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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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Much of What Passes for High Cholesterol Is Harmless

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 to 1,000 mg daily. I also recommend taking 1–2 grams a day of omega-3 fatty acids and a garlic supplement.…

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Supplement and Medication Interactions to Avoid

Can you safely take supplements with pharmacological drugs? For the last two decades, most of my patients have used combinations of vitamins and minerals with conventional drugs (while reducing their reliance on medication) without any serious medication interactions. That doesn't mean you shouldn't…

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My Advice to the Presidential Candidates—and to You

…alleviate the incredible amount of stress they’re under. For one it may be prayer and meditation that helps, for another it might be a blend of supplements or listening to 10 minutes of soothing music. In all cases I would urge them to exercise every day. Whatever the remedy may be, I’d encourage them—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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The Cholesterol Numbers Doctors Should Measure

…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 a day…

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The Heart Health Benefits of Vitamin C

…Benefits of Vitamin C Vitamin C is an “essential” nutrient, meaning our bodies don’t manufacture it—so you need to get it from foods or supplements. I recommend taking 1,000 mg of vitamin C in the morning. It’s also important to eat vitamin C-rich foods, including broccoli, tomatoes, strawberries…

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