Prescription Niacin

Is Niacin Effective and Safe? Here’s My Take

…diabetes. These niacin findings are based on the results of two clinical trials. The first, called the AIM-HIGH trial, looked at 3,414 high risk patients taking prescription strength extended-release niacin. But it was halted after just three years due to the fact that scientists found few niacin benefits.…

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Vitamin B3 Benefits Cardiologists Won’t Tell You About

niacin because they are uncomfortable with the flushing effect, but it doesn’t give you the same vascular benefits. How it’s your turn: Do you take niacin and has it worked for you? You May Also Be Interested in * Many Doctors Are Focusing On the Wrong Type of Cholesterol * Prescription Niacin:…

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Your Doctor Says No to Supplements, Now What?

…tremendous safety record. * Also remember how supplements compare to prescription drugs. A 2011 study reveals that each year in this country, adverse effects cause about 4.5 million visits to doctors’ offices and hospitals. In fact, prescription drugs are our fourth leading cause of death, killing more than…

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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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How to Find a Good Cardiologist

…cardiologist a “top doc” on my list. 5 Tips to Find a Good Cardiologist * Asks you about your diet. A good cardiologist won’t treat you with a prescription pad alone, but will ask what you’re eating and guide you toward healing foods. For instance, potassium rich foods can relax the arterial walls…

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