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Doctor insights on: No Flush Niacin Vs Regular Niacin

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Does niacin flush free work same as regular niacin?

Does niacin flush free work same as regular niacin?

Discuss with MD: Yes but Flush free has less side effects. Niacin is no good for lowering bad cholesterol. It may improve (a little) the good cholesterol and the best effect is on triglycerides. BUT, newer studies show NO benefits in mortality rates or frequency of heart attacks or strokes. Indication of Niacin has become more questionable since you may improve "numbers" but you do NOT improve outcomes. ...Read more

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Also, does buffered niacin (or non-flushing niacin) work equally as well as regular niacin in helping to lower cholesterol & take w/ coumadin (warfarin)?

Also, does buffered niacin (or non-flushing niacin) work equally as well as regular niacin in helping to lower cholesterol & take w/ coumadin (warfarin)?

Non-flushing niacin: Most of studies have been done with regular Niacin which works well for lowering cholesterol. Due to flushing, regular Niacin has to be started at a very low dose and then grandually increased to avoid uncomfortable flushing. Studies suggest that Niacin is much better than non-flushing niacin. Check with your doctor concerning this and concerning affect with coumadin (warfarin). ...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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Tc 240, trig 45, HDL 85, LDL 146. Intolerant of statins, fibrates, Zetia (ezetimibe) and niacin.Diet good, exercise and take fish oil. Any other therapies?

Tc 240, trig 45, HDL 85, LDL 146. Intolerant of statins, fibrates, Zetia (ezetimibe) and niacin.Diet good, exercise and take fish oil. Any other therapies?

Find and Fix Causes: High LDL levels may result from overproduction of LDL particles, decreased clearance of LDL particles, or both. In some cases common LDL lowering medications are not sufficient to control high LDL levels. Consideration should be given to identifyihng genetic causes (familial hypercholesterolemia), or acquired medical problems (thyroid, renal, liver, glucose related disorders) that could be present ...Read more

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Niacin or Bcomplex. Which is best in increasing hdl (25) and lowering triglycerides (255). Ldl is 105. What is the recommended niacin or Bcomplex dos?

Niacin or Bcomplex. Which is best in increasing hdl (25) and lowering triglycerides (255). Ldl is 105. What is the recommended niacin or Bcomplex 
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LowCarb/HiFat foods: high saturated foods work best. Be aware: the values you are quoting are not LDL (always in nmol/L, healthy <400-700) or HDL (always in ?mol/L, healthy >9) values. Values mentioned are mg/dL estimated from cholesterol, Not the correct issue, commonly misleading. The LDL-C value=not measured from your blood & would be not be actual LDL even if it was. Get NMR liporoteins: https://goo.gl/Pqh6vp ...Read more

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Does consuming Bcomplex daily after food reduces triglycerides apart from regular exercise. If triglycerides are 250 and hdl 25.

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Does consuming  Bcomplex daily after food reduces triglycerides apart from regular exercise. If triglycerides are 250 and hdl 25.

Kinda sorta, but ...: Standard or typical B complex doses probably won't make a dent in high triglycerides or low HDL cholesterol. However, high dose vitamin B3 aka niacin has been proven to lower triglycerides & raise low HDL but is often intolerable due to flushing (can be mitigated by aspirin). But there's no proof that niacin prevents heart attacks & strokes to same degree as statins. No such thing as free lunc ...Read more

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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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Does niacin flush free work just as well as regular niacin?

Yes.: Works just as well and tolerance is better. Shoot for 2000-3000mg daily in divided doses. ...Read more

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Which one is better for heart: niacinamide (nicotinamide) or niacin (nicotinic acid)?

Which one is better for heart: niacinamide (nicotinamide) or niacin (nicotinic acid)?

Niacin: Niacin in general is coming under increased scrutiny these days following the aim-high trial. It is seldom used as mono therapy so please discuss its role in your lipid treatment with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Is it safe to consume detox drink, niacin 500 mg, and antioxidents?

Detox: What is in the detox drink? What antioxidants are you speaking of? People take a lot of concoctions without having any idea what's in them because some advertisement says the stuff is good for you. Rarely is there any proof of their claims. I wouldn't slug down any mistery drink if i didn't know what it was. ...Read more

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Help vitamin shopping is a pain i'm looking for omega3 with high potencyw/1000mg pure omega3 fats per pill + added vitamin d no luck! any suggestions?

Help vitamin shopping is a pain i'm looking for omega3 with high potencyw/1000mg pure omega3 fats per pill + added vitamin d no luck! any suggestions?

2000 u vit d: Take 2000 units vitamin d3/day and forget the omega 3's - or find them somewhere else if you feel you must have them. Eat healthy and exercise. I doubt there is a quality combo pill available. Eating healthy is a lot easier and cheaper than vitamin shopping. ...Read more

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Is there a negative reaction between niaspan (niacin) and qualaquin?

Is there a negative reaction between niaspan (niacin) and qualaquin?

No interaction here: Each has its own side effects and this is not enough space for all of them. But the tow medicine should not interact with each other. If you are experiencing significant side effects or have other concern, consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the differance between niacinamide and flush-free niacin?

Good question.: The niacinamide form of Niacin is a b vitamin (it's in your cereal) which does not lower cholesterol like the nicotinic acid form of niacin. Since nicotinic acid causes flushing, makers have tried changing the formulation so it's "flush-free" but will still lower cholesterol. The active ingredient of your cholesterol-lowering Niacin preparation should always be nicotinic acid. ...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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Is it ok to take together multivitamin calcium600mg+VD3 500 magnesium250 mg fish oil+VD3 2000 biotin1000 Claritin coconut oil 1000mg? On low carb diet

Is it ok to take together multivitamin calcium600mg+VD3 500 magnesium250 mg fish oil+VD3 2000 biotin1000 Claritin coconut oil 1000mg? On low carb diet

Yes.no worries: Your regimen is fairly typical for people who are very conscious of the value of various supplements. None of the agents you're taking are likely to have adverse reactions with each other, and none of the doses or excessive . ...Read more

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