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Doctor insights on: Non 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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Does niacin flush free work just as well as regular niacin?

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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Could niacin flush free do the same effects as regular nician to detox from thc?

Flush: The literature is sparse on Niacin with respect to thc and Niacin flush free has even less data re thc. ...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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Will niacin flush free do the same effects as regular nician to detox from thc? Please help me docs!

No: Niacin doesn't flush anything out, it just makes you turn red and warm, but is not proven to eliminate any other drug. You should be more concerned about 1) having a drug problem 2) being subjected to drug testing when you have a drug problem and 3) being more concerned about getting caught than the harm your drug problem is causing. Modern drug testing includes means to identify efforts to mask. ...Read more

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Does non flush niacin work for clearing your system?

Does non flush niacin work for clearing your system?

Clearing what?: Niacin is only prescribed for high triglycerides and sometimes for cardiac patients with other lipid abnormalities. It's not a general body cleanser and why would you expect such a thing? ...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?

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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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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Can I take niacin to flush my system from cokecaine?

Can I take niacin to flush my system from cokecaine?

I don't know if the: Niacin works - but I do know that people have become toxic from niacin while engaging in this endeavor. ...Read more

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How much time does a flushing episode from niaspan (niacin) last?

Flushing: Individual flushing episodes can last several hours, its variable by patient. Sometimes after many weeks they will stop happening. ...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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Getting 2500% daily value of niacin. Does niacin flush cause one to feel hot and cold at same time? Feel very cold

Getting 2500% daily value of niacin. Does niacin flush cause one to feel hot and cold at same time? Feel very cold

No: I don't think that's how most people feel but the experience is subjective. Most people just describe burning or heat. Why are you torturing yourself? If your cholesterol is elevated, at your age, you shouldn't be taking medication for it - you should be following a prudent diet and exercising. Niacin is, at best, only a weak agent for correcting abnormal lipids. ...Read more

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I just got a Niacin flush from taking 250mg, should I stay at 250mg daily or gradually raise the dose? What is the recommended daily dose?

I just got a Niacin flush from taking 250mg, should I stay at 250mg daily or gradually raise the dose? What is the recommended daily dose?

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. Increase dose 250mg monthly. ...Read more

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Does none flsh niacin flush sytem from thc?

Huh?: You seem to ask if Niacin clears delta-9-tetrahydocannibinol (thc, a marijuana molecule) from the blood. This is probably an urban myth. Not to my knowledge. ...Read more

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Does none flush niacin help clear THC from system?

No: It helps to increase good cholesterol HDL so do aerobic exercise and eating more vegetables. ...Read more

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Will niacin flush free clean out my system for thc?

NO: Only time will help clear thc. It can take uo to 1 month for thc to clear. ...Read more

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Where can I buy niacin that will not flush my face?

Where can I buy niacin that will not flush my face?

Health store, online: You can buy this at most health food stores or, of course, online. There are 2 forms of Niacin that do not cause flushing. One is time-released niacin. However, this form has an increased risk of elevating liver enzymes, so if taking one should get blood tests of liver function periodically. Inositol hexanicotinate is called no-flush Niacin & is safer but may not work as well- see my comment:. ...Read more

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Please help, how much niacin to take to induce a flush?

Any amount.: Any amount can cause flushing. Start with just 500mg at night, and increase dose by 500mg weekly, morning and night, to try to minimize experience of flushing and increase tolerance of the agent. ...Read more

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Help, what are side effects of taking niacin flush free?

Niacin flush free: Read this for some information :

http://chealth. Canoe. Ca/channel_section_details. Asp? Text_id=5495;channel_id=44;relation_id=48477. ...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 amount of niacin flush should I take to clean my system free of thc?

Don't use: Just don't use thc and it will be out of your system. There is no good evidence to show that Niacin helps. ...Read more

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