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Doctor insights on: Taking Niacin With Magnesium

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I'm combining exercise and a healthy diet with these supplements: b complex, magnesium, omega 3, niacin, and, l theanine; to treat anxiety. Thoughts?

I'm combining exercise and a healthy diet with these supplements: b complex, magnesium, omega 3, niacin, and, l theanine; to treat anxiety. Thoughts?

Methylation: Consider getting tested for mthfr and possibly comt. These are methylation genes. Methylation is involved in making and breaking down neurotransmitters. Lead toxicity can also slow the breakdown of excitatory neurotransmitters, promoting anxiety. You may also need zinc (take with dinner). ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Niaspan (Definition)

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Do calc ascorbate 150mg, niacin 40mg, biotin 600mcg, magnesium 225mg, potassium 6mg, zinc 15mg, manganese, inositol, and PABA 10mg good when I'm TTC?

Do calc ascorbate 150mg, niacin 40mg, biotin 600mcg, magnesium 225mg, potassium 6mg, zinc 15mg, manganese, inositol, and PABA 10mg good when I'm TTC?

Unknown. Go natural.: Unless there are specific deficiencies in a woman, going natural is safest. It is not known what happens when a woman takes various drugs or chemicals, nor what is actually in various tablets or potions sold in stores or online. Eating a natural, balanced, healthy diet is safest (one can choose Organic foods if one feels Organic is safer). One can take a trusted brand of a daily prenatal vitamin. ...Read more

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Drug interactions with niacin atenolol vit c magnesium iron Zoloft (sertraline) melatonin and armour?

Drug interactions with niacin atenolol vit c magnesium iron Zoloft (sertraline) melatonin and armour?

Epocrates check: A quick check on my trusty med database program reveals 3 main negative interactions with those meds listed. Two of them are with armour. The armour interacts with both the iron and magnesium making the thyroid med less absorbed, so separate these vitamins from your armour by at least 4 hrs. The other major interaction is atenolol and niacin. Less cholesterol lowering effect and overlowering of bp. ...Read more

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I take a multivitamin plus vitamin c, d, all b's with niacin and fish oil, calcium, red yeast rice, should I take the vitamin magnesium with these & why?

I take a multivitamin plus vitamin c, d, all b's with niacin and fish oil, calcium, red yeast rice, should I take the vitamin magnesium with these & why?

I don't like it.: Truth be told, I don't like combining Niacin with the red yeast rice as they can both have toxic effects upon the liver. I hope you're having your liver blood enzyme levels monitored on that combination. Adding Magnesium to all of this is not my concern as I don't see any issue in that as long as your doses of all these other medications are not excessive. ...Read more

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Should I take a dhea supplement and along with my co q-10, magnesium, potassium, and niacin?

Should I take a dhea supplement and along with my co q-10, magnesium, potassium, and niacin?

No: A healthy 20 yo male should not be on any supplements that have not been proven to treat or prevent anything, in this stage and age we try to practice evidence based medicine and none of the supplements mentioned have been proven to provide any benefit.
You need a healthy lifestyle, balanced diet, any multivitamin (maybe) and plenty of exercise.
There are no shortcuts (unfortunately). ...Read more

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250mg magnesium 500mg slow niacin with nicotinic acid and potassium gluconate. Healthy male 35 yes. Take these, or no?

250mg magnesium 500mg slow niacin with nicotinic acid and potassium gluconate. Healthy male 35 yes. Take these, or no?

Wallet drain: If healthy and normal diet, no reason to take supplemental potassium or niacin, both of which can have bad side effects. As most people tend to run low on magnesium, and it has a weak muscle relaxer & cathartic effect, you could take the magnesium, but it isn't essential either. Save you cash for good quality food. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of taking niacin?

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

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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Are there any dangers/interactions taking Niacin along with Resveratrol?

Not studied: Since resveratrol isn't FDA approved, it isn't subject to studies like prescription drugs so the interactions aren't known. Please read this: http://www. Quackwatch. Org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/resveratrol. Html ...Read more

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Husband experiencing extreme itching taking niaspan (niacin). Anything else he can take?

Husband experiencing extreme itching taking niaspan (niacin). Anything else he can take?

Niaspan (niacin): Niacin causes this reaction. To make it not occur you need to take a full dose aspirin, or an Ibuprofen 1/2 hour before you take the niaspan (niacin). You should take it at bed time and also eat a low fat snack with it. Avoid alcohol of spicy foods before taking it. This should prevent the reaction. ...Read more

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Total cholestrol is 248. Cant take statians is there natural remadies to help me im taking niacin?

Total cholestrol is 248. Cant take statians is there natural remadies to help me im taking 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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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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Is taking niacin while you're pregnant, harmful to the baby?

Is taking niacin while you're pregnant, harmful to the baby?

No: This is a common ingredient in most vitamins. If you're taking additional doses of it, it should be under a physician's advice/care, but it's a normal component of prenatal and multivitamins. ...Read more

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I stopped taking niaspan (niacin) 500mg after having several problems with it. I now feel sick and am very tired. Is this normal.

I stopped taking niaspan (niacin) 500mg after having several problems with it. I now feel sick and am very tired. Is this normal.

It could be a side: Effect. See your dr and get checked for liver, stomach, heart and thyroid problems. Drink lots of water and get enough sleep. Take care! ...Read more

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I have heard that taking too much niacin is bad and that you should take about 14 mg a day, but every niacin supplement I have seen says 500 mg?

Bad: The usual dose is 1000 to 2000 mg daily. 14 mg would be a homeopathic dose. The American Heart Association doesn't recommend the use of Niacin for the prevention of heart disease unless there is a clear indication AND the person is statin intolerant. ...Read more

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I am a healthy 17 year old teenager with no medical requirements, but I wish to start taking 100mg of niacin per day as a health suplement, is this ok?

Yes: Someone can have an intolerance to such supplements or material added during their conversion to an oral form. Beyond the rare case of intolerance, this is a simple water soluble vitamin that is not stored by the body. What is not used as it passes through, ends up in the urine. It's benefits are questionable, but it should not hurt you. ...Read more

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I'm taking Xarelto and today started taking 500Mg niacin 3 times throughout day to help combat insane insomnia I've had for 17yr - any concerns maybe?

I'm taking Xarelto and today started taking 500Mg niacin 3 times throughout day to help combat insane insomnia I've had for 17yr - any concerns maybe?

Niacin & insomnia: Interesting! I had never heard of taking niacin for insomnia but I found many websites discussing just this use, albeit none in peer-reviewed journals. Regardless, some forms of niacin may lead to liver issues while others can cause tremendous flushing & itching. Good news is that there's no interaction btwn Xarelto & Niacin (http://goo. Gl/B1QYXD). Still you should always tell your doc everything ...Read more

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Started taking slo niacin today and had a flush about 4 hours after taking. How long will it last and can it be prevented. It is uncomfortable so I m?

Hours: Flush due to extended release niacin generally lasts for hours. Some physicians recommend aspirin or another nsaid (if you tolerate them) 30 minutes prior to taking fast-acting niacin. In this case, taking them a few hours after the extended release niacin may work better. Would also suggest taking with food and avoiding other triggers like alcohol or hot liquids. ...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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Niacin and cholesterol?

Niacin and cholesterol?

Stick with Rx. Forms: Niacin, a b vitamin, in high doses (1-2) grams a day has a positive impact on the lipid profile. Early studies done with Niacin in men with heart disease showed no mortality benefit but secondary outcomes reduced recurrent mi. It has been shown to reduce plaque buildup when combined with bile acid binding resins. Recent studies in well treated patients have been neutral, with side effect concerns. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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