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How come there are sites that say niacin can clear arteries and if you get your HDL up it can clean and take out the plaque?

How come there are sites that say niacin can clear arteries and if you get your HDL up it can clean and take out the plaque?

Niacin: This has not been borne out despite theories. Beware of sites "touting benefits". The aim-high trial was stopped early because Niacin conferred no additional when added to statins. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more


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Can there be a natural remedy for arterial plaque removal like niacin, lecithin and vitamin d?

Can there be a natural remedy for arterial plaque removal like niacin, lecithin and vitamin d?

Chelation therapy &: Dr. Dean ornish did a landmark study showing that a program of a low fat diet, exercise & stress reduction can reverse atherosclerosis, as detailed in his book dr. Dean ornish's program for reversing heart disease.
More controversial is chelation therapy, but a large body of research proves it is safe & effective. See http://drcranton. Com/chelation/allgood. Htm & http://www. Acamnet. Org & comment:. ...Read more

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How much niacin can I take in one day? Using to help cleanse system of THC. Also working out a ton and drinking plenty of water.

How much niacin can I take in one day? Using to help cleanse system of THC. Also working out a ton and drinking plenty of water.

It doesn't work: And you shouldn't be trying. Niacin is potentially toxic in high doses, and doses greater than 1000 mg per day are not recommended. It can cause severe headache and problems related to vasodilatation. Neither working out nor drinking water will increase your clearance of THC, and overly dilute urine will cause you to "fail" a urine drug test. Stop using cannabis and it will take care of itself. ...Read more

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I take b-100 2x a day for cholesterol, really for the niacin, is that a good amount?

I take b-100 2x a day for cholesterol, really for the niacin, is that a good amount?

Probably not: Most b-100's contain b3 in the form of niacineamide, which does not lower cholesterol, not niacin. The doses of Niacin shown to lower cholesterol are at least 500 mg/day. But while Niacin lowers LDL & raises hdl, it's not clear if this lowers risk of heart disease, in part because cholesterol is not the main cause of heart disease. See http://www. Ccjm. Org/content/79/1/38.Full re: Niacin & comment:. ...Read more

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Can niacin really help children grow taller?

Can niacin really help children grow taller?

Maybe: If they have a Niacin deficiency from poor diet, it could allow a kid to reach their potential height.It will not push a kid past where they would grow normally with a balanced diet. ...Read more

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Does niacin 500 helps to elevate hdl? I heard that that dosage really does not do any good from friends in pharma. Or is it just a placebo?

Does niacin 500 helps to elevate hdl? I heard that that dosage really does not do any good from friends in pharma. Or is it just a placebo?

It can: It often does a great job on several types of lipid disorders. Your pharma friends downplay it because it's a simple vitamin and they probably don't make money from it. ...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?

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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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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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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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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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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Please describe the medication: niaspan (niacin)?

Please describe the medication: niaspan (niacin)?

Long acting Niacin: Niaspan is an extended release version of niacin. It is used to raise good cholesterol (hdl), lower bad cholesterol (ldl), and reduce triglycerides.
Niacin is a vitamin (b3), also known as nicotinic acid. ...Read more

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What to do if I took 3 caps of 400mg no flush niacin, am I gonna die?

What to do if I took 3 caps of 400mg no flush niacin, am I gonna die?

Not from that.: Well, you won't die from taking 1200 my of Niacin at once. Truth be told, recommended doses are as high as 1500mg twice daily for improvement of cholesterol and higher-level lipid parameters. So the dose you took is actually quite normal. Thankfully you took the no-flush variety, because if you took that dose of regular Niacin you'd feel lousy with flushing and red face - again, not fatal. ...Read more

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Is it true that flush free niacin pills really have no niacin in them?

Not true: It is inositol niacinate - a different formulation of niacin. ...Read more

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What are the risks of taking niaspan (niacin)?

A few risks to note: Can cause sugars to go up, flushing, high enough doses can affect the liver (especially when added to a statin), limited data on benefit. In other words the total cholesterol and the LDLs should be the focus of treatment. No mortality reductions with niaspan (niacin) or the fibrate group of drugs. ...Read more

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Is the niacin considered as an essential nutrient?

Is the niacin considered as an essential nutrient?

Yes: Niacin, also known as vitamin b3, is a nutrient required by the body that cannot be produced in volumes sufficient for healthy functioning and so must be supplemented through the diet. Thus, it is considered an essential nutrient. ...Read more

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Is niacin an antioxidant?

Is niacin an antioxidant?

Yes: Niacin is used as an antioxidant and in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies. While Niacin is well known for preventing pellagra, it is only in the past 15 to 20 years that other medicinal uses for this common vitamin have emerged.
 it is also used to treat low hdl- good cholesterol. ...Read more

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Do niacin 500mg increase blood flow?

Do niacin 500mg increase blood flow?

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. Unlike high-powered stains, though, Niacin has not been shown to effect arterial plaque regression, I.e. Increase blood flow directly. ...Read more

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Does niacin help speed up your metabolism?

No!: Niacin has no relationship with metabolism. It is a vitamin. ...Read more

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How can I pass a drug test with slo niacin?

How can I pass a drug test with slo niacin?

Don't take drugs.: Taking Niacin alone would be fine for a drug test, of course. ...Read more

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Are niacin pills giving my face a red flush?

Are niacin pills giving my face a red flush?

Yes: Its a common side effect. Its a prostaglandin based reaction and thus nonsteroidals and asprin can be used to treat and prevent flushing. Usually the symptoms improve as the body acclimates to the drug. ...Read more

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