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Doctor insights on: Benefits Of Niacin For Men

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What benefit does niaspan/enduracin have on lpa? Halted aim trial convinced me that niacin to increase HDL has no benefit.

What benefit does niaspan/enduracin have on lpa? Halted aim trial convinced me that niacin to increase HDL has no benefit.

AIM-HIGH: Niacian increases HDL and lowers lpa. The aim-high results can be interpreted in several ways: perhaps Niacin is no good as a preventive agent; perhaps raising levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (hdl-c) is flawed as a preventive strategy; perhaps aim-high had methodologic flaws; or statins are so good that, once you prescribe one, anything else you do will not make much of a difference. ...Read more

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Any benefit of vitamin b1 (thiamine) and b3 (niacin) for anxiety?

Any benefit of vitamin b1 (thiamine) and b3 (niacin) for anxiety?

PubMed says "no": My search in pubmed (for the docs, mesh searches crossing both "niacin" and "thiamine" with "anxiety") turned up no studies on this whatsoever. Perhaps there is some literature on this outside of the pubmed database (?). If so, I've never heard of it. In general, supra-physiological doses of vitamins are usually either a waste of money or in some cases harmful. ...Read more

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What is niacin?

What is niacin?

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. ...Read more

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What is flush free niacin?

What is flush free niacin?

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. ...Read more

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Is niacin flush dangerous?

Is niacin flush dangerous?

No.: The flush you get from some forms of Niacin is not dangerous, but it sure it annoying, isn't it? Get a flush free version over the counter. ...Read more

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What is flush-free niacin?

What is flush-free niacin?

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. ...Read more

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Niacin. Is it a happy pill?

Niacin. Is it a happy pill?

No: No. It is one component of vitamin b complexes. In high doses it can be used for hyperlipedimia. ...Read more

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What amount niacin should I take?

What amount niacin should I take?

None: You're 38. What is your indication for taking niacin? If you have high cholesterol, change your diet and life style. ...Read more

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What does niacin do to your body?

What does niacin do to your body?

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. ...Read more

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Should I take niacin to calm me down?

It's not for that.: Unless having a lower cholesterol will calm you down, Niacin has no direct calming effect. ...Read more

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How easily can the body handle niacin?

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

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What amount niacin to take first time?

What amount niacin to take first time?

Just one 500mg dose.: Start with one pill nightly before bed for one week, then add one pill in the morning for another week, then add a pill at night for the third week, and so on weekly until you get to 1000 to 1500mg twice daily, which would be the therapeutic dose. ...Read more

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In what ways does niacin help our body?

In what ways does niacin help our body?

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. ...Read more

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Will 100mg of niacin clean your system?

Will 100mg of niacin clean your system?

No: The dose required to lower cholesterol is in the range of 500 mg to 2, 000 mg or more if tolerated. It's safe to say that 100 mg won't even "clean the windshield". ...Read more

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What is niaspan (niacin) used to treat?

Niaspona: This a long acting form of Niacin we use to treat elevated cholesterol and to try and raise HDL somewhat. ...Read more

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How much niacin can you take in one day?

Up to 3 grams in: Divided dose. But why are you taking it? Did your physician recommend? ...Read more

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What is niaspan (niacin) prescribed for?

What is niaspan (niacin) prescribed for?

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. NiaSpan (niacin) is prescription Niacin ...Read more

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Does 1000 mg of niacin make you nauesated.

Does 1000 mg of niacin make you nauesated.

Yes It Can: Yes it is a rather uncommon side effect of Niacin.
Discuss with your prescribing doctor.
You should always take Niacin with a glass of cool water ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of taking niacin?

Pros:: May lower your triglycerides and/or raise your HDL.

Cons: side effects including flossing/heat sensation. Limited to no data on improving outcomes. (may make your labs look better on paper, but not reduce your risk on MI or stroke) ...Read more

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Do you need to take niaspan (niacin) forever?

Niaspan (niacin): It depends on why you are taking it, and the expected outcome. This should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is a niacin flush helpful for any conditions?

Is a niacin flush helpful for any conditions?

No: Niacin flush is not something you do. It's what some people feel/get when they take their Niacin medication for high cholesterol. ...Read more

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How do I know if I need to take niacin flush?

???: Flushing is a side effect of large Niacin doses. You don't "take it". Most people would like to avoid it. ...Read more

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Could you take 2, 000 mg of niacin a day safely?

Yes: By gradually increasing the dose. Please check with Ur Pharmacist or MD for details. ...Read more

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Does niacin pills really work and for how long?

Does niacin pills really work and for how long?

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. ...Read more

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What're the dangers of taking niaspan (niacin)?

Hard to say: Many people get flushing, which is a minor side effect. Some people get an increase in HDL (good cholesterol) but the value of this change with Niacin has recently been challenged by the aim-high study. ...Read more

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