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hello doctors, what does niacin do for your body?

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Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Cardiology 23 years experience
Niacin: It is vitamin b3- very essential for human body. Deficuiency causes pellagra. For more details refer to the following website: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/niacin.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Niacin.: Supplementing with 2000-3000mg of flush free Niacin daily can help to control your cholesterol levels quite nicely, even increasing your HDL and converting your LDL to a less harmful subtype. As a negative, Niacin can cause facial flushing and redness so get the flush free variety. And have your liver enzyme values monitored, as they can be affected by Niacin use.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

In what ways does niacin help our body?

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Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 33 years experience
Cholesterol...: Niacin helps the cholesterol profile in three ways. It lowers triglycerides, raises the good cholesterol, hdl, and makes the small, dense LDL particles more large and buoyant, thereby less likely to get into a plaque. Downside: "flushing" of the body and it makes your body more Insulin resistant.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What does niacin do to your body?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Niacin.: Supplementing with 2000-3000mg of flush free Niacin daily can help to control your cholesterol levels quite nicely, even increasing your HDL and converting your LDL to a less harmful subtype. As a negative, Niacin can cause facial flushing and redness so get the flush free variety. And have your liver enzyme values monitored, as they can be affected by Niacin use.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How easily can the body handle niacin?

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Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Reasonably well: Niacin usually causes vasodilation, causing feelings of hot flushes. Usually recommended to be taken at night with aspirin 30minutes early. Usually this allows the individual to tolerate Niacin better Cheers! C

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