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What is Niacin

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Niacin.: Supplementing with 2000-3000mg of flush free Niacin daily can help to control your cholesterol levels quite nicely, even increasing your HDL and conve ... Read More

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Niaspona: This a long acting form of Niacin we use to treat elevated cholesterol and to try and raise HDL somewhat.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Niacin.: Supplementing with 2000-3000mg of flush free Niacin daily can help to control your cholesterol levels quite nicely, even increasing your HDL and conve ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Long acting: Niacin is useful to lower cholesterol level and has some other uses. Taken as a standard pill, it commonly causes an itchy flushing starting about 1/ ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Niacin.: Supplementing with 2000-3000mg of flush free Niacin daily can help to control your cholesterol levels quite nicely, even increasing your HDL and conve ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Cromwell
33 years experience in Clinical Lipidology
Lipid effect, flush: Niacin is a b vitamin that is often used to treat lipid (cholesterol and triglyceride) disorders. Nicotinamide is another vitamin in the vitamin b gro ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hoffer
51 years experience in Cardiology
Lowers chol + TG: Niacin lowers cholesterol, raises the "good" HDL and lowers triglycerides - but at much higher doses than 250. You need to get up to 1500 mg/day or m ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience in Preventive Medicine
LowCarb/HiFat foods: & Nicain >>1 gm/day work best. Be aware: the values you are quoting are not HDL (always in μmol/L, healthy Large-HDL >9) or LDL (always i ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
33 years experience in Preventive Medicine
A combination med: Simcor (simvastatin and niacin) is made up of two meds; Simvastatin which mostly lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol, and Niacin which lowers LDL and triglyc ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
No: Just uncomfortable. The mechanism of the flush (vasodilation) is the same mechanism that occurs when you're embarrassed and your face turns red and yo ... Read More

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