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Doctor insights on: The Differences Between Niacinamide Nicotinamide

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What is difference between niacin and niacinamide?

What is difference between niacin and niacinamide?

Lipid effect, flush: Niacin is a b vitamin that is often used to treat lipid (cholesterol and triglyceride) disorders. Nicotinamide is another vitamin in the vitamin b group. Although Niacin and nicotinamide are identical in their vitamin activity, nicotinamide has no significant cholesterol or triglyceride effects. Also, nicotinamide does not cause skin flushihg that can be a limitation to use of niacin. ...Read more

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Is niacinamide cream an anti-aging cream?

Is niacinamide cream an anti-aging cream?

Yes: Niacinamide fights against both sun damage such as discoloration and skin cancers and acne. One product line called NIA 24 has a particularly effective form of Niacinamide. (I use and recommend it)
However, the MOST important anti-aging product is a high potency (SPF) sunscreen, using a broad brimmed hat and avoiding sun. Happy aging! ...Read more

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Do you need a prescription to buy niacinamide cream?

Do you need a prescription to buy niacinamide cream?

No.: Http://niacinamidecream. Com/
4% niacinamdie cream has been shown in randomized clinical trials to be as effective as 1% Clindamycin cream for removing skin blemishes and it does not require a prescription to get it. Can be bought online. ...Read more

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How much Niacinamide can I take daily without risking liver damage?

How much Niacinamide can I take daily without risking liver damage?

A large amount: The upper limit of the dose of niacinamide is over 3 grams. Most patients don't need nearly that much or can't take that much due to side effects such as flushing or diarrhea. Niacin is a B vitamin and thus is water soluble. It is extremely hard to overdose on Niacinamide and damage your liver. ...Read more

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

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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Is niacinamide (vitamin b3) good for treating yeast infections?

Is niacinamide (vitamin b3) good for treating yeast infections?

No: The only supplement that might help with yeast infections is the use of probiotics ...Read more

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What is best to take to lower cholesterol? Niacin, niacinamide, no-flush product? And how much?

What is best to take to lower cholesterol? Niacin, niacinamide, no-flush product? And how much?

Niacin is best: No-flush Niacin can either refer to a slow release preparation or inositol. Slow release preparations are better tolerated than immediate release products, but the lipid lowering effects are somewhat less potent than immediate or extended release niacin. For comparable efficacy a higher dose of slow release is usually needed. Inositol and niacinamide not improve lipids and should be avoided. ...Read more

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I think I got milia from my new sunscreen that contains zinc oxide niacinamide. It is called eltamd uv clear sunscreen. Why did I get milia?

I think I got milia from my new sunscreen that contains zinc oxide niacinamide. It is called eltamd uv clear sunscreen. Why did I get milia?

Unlikely: Please see; http://www. Healthline. Com/health/milia#Overview1http://www. Healthline. Com/health/milia#Overview1
The fact that you know the term "milia" makes me believe you're under a doctor's care. Please return for further follow up! ...Read more

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Son 5 month took12hours ago iron ferrous sulfate 45 mg, vitamin A 4500iu, d 1200iu, folicacid 0.15mg. Niacinamide 24mg. Nosideeffectsappeared. Danger?

Son 5 month took12hours ago iron ferrous sulfate 45 mg, vitamin A 4500iu, d 1200iu, folicacid 0.15mg. Niacinamide 24mg. Nosideeffectsappeared. Danger?

Ingestion: If a child drinks, eats or swallows something youthink may harm him call poison control. They will let you know what to do next. Always ask your child's doctor before giving him any supplements. ...Read more

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Could you please tell if and how NIACIN (or NIACINAMIDE) deficiency play any role in synthesis of TETRAHYDROBIOPTERIN? Thank you.

Could you please tell if and how NIACIN (or NIACINAMIDE) deficiency play any role in synthesis of TETRAHYDROBIOPTERIN? Thank you.

Reduce synthesis: Niacin deficiency would be expected to reduce synthesis as Niacin is needed to produce NADP and NADP is a co-factor in converting Dihydrobiopterin into Tetrahydrobiopterin, which is needed to synthesize serotonin, dopamine, melatonin, epinephrine, norepinephrine and nitric oxide and to metabolize phenylalanine.
Fortunately supplemental niacin and niacineamide are affordable and readily available. ...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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Are products with ceramides, hyaluronic acid, cholesterol and niacinamide generally helpful for oily, sensitive facial skin Dx seborrheic dermatitis?

Are products with ceramides, hyaluronic acid, cholesterol and niacinamide generally helpful for oily, sensitive facial skin Dx seborrheic dermatitis?

No: These are very useful for DRY skin and eczema. Seborrheic dermatitis will respond to an azole cream such as ketoconazole, clotrimazole, or miconazole. Topical steroids are very effective but on the face calcineurin inhibitors are preferred. Washing with a dandruff shampoo, typically in a shower, can be very beneficial. Some meds and vitamins aggravate it. ...Read more

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Use vit c sunscreen am, retin a pm. How do I incorporate my niacinamide cream & arbutin Koji acid serum for hyperpigmentation. Want to be careful. Tyvm?

Use vit c sunscreen am, retin a pm. How do I incorporate my niacinamide cream & arbutin Koji acid serum for hyperpigmentation. Want to be careful. Tyvm?

NO!: Please consult a dermatologist NOW and stop self treating and medicating. If this combination of chemicals was prescribed by a physician: I recommend a second opinion. ...Read more

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Any peel-off masks good 4 oily, coarse, ruddy, shiny, flaky skin w very visible pores&occasional mild acne? What about niacinamide? Tretinoin? What makeup??

Any peel-off masks good 4 oily, coarse, ruddy, shiny, flaky skin w very visible pores&occasional mild acne? What about niacinamide? Tretinoin? What makeup??

Glycolic, tretinoin: Glycolic acid face masks can be helpful in situations like yours for the acne, blackhead exenteration and exfoliation, but only has short term results. Tretinoin, if your skin is not too sensitive for it, is an effective option for reversal and prevention of acne as well as the uv damage reversal and reducing wrinkle progression, but takes a few months. Niacinamide has mixed results. ...Read more

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I have got skin irritation from acne treatments that had caused uneven skin tone on my face. Can I know if it will subside on its own? I have been using aloe vera and also a serum that contains niacinamide, vitC, retinol, hyaluronic and salicylic acid.

I have got skin irritation from acne treatments that had caused uneven skin tone on my face. Can I know if it will subside on its own? I have been using aloe vera and also a serum that contains niacinamide, vitC, retinol, hyaluronic and salicylic acid.

Acne: What you're applying is ok and can add vitamin e cream daily as a regimen. Acne can scar too and can be permanent but usually fades out in time. The acne RX is a drying agent and can redden and dry the skin so avoid.
Welcome to health tap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more

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Can Cindamycin and nicotinamide gel can be applied during day time and exposed to sunlight.

Can Cindamycin and nicotinamide gel can be applied during day time and exposed to sunlight.

No: As a general rule of thumb, NO antibiotics can be topically put on face and then exposed to the sun. All antibiotics whether topical or oral are somewhat sun sensitive. ...Read more

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Hi can I use clindamycin &nicotinamide with skinoren acni cream?

Hi can I use clindamycin &nicotinamide with skinoren acni cream?

Yes: All of those treatments work in different ways but I would avoid long term oral antibiotic. If you can. Topical is ok. Nicotinamide reduces inflammation, retinoids shrink oil glands and clindamycin kills bacteria that digest the oil from the glands. It is the breakdown products of the oil that cause all the problems.
A good smile is worth a lot of medicine. ...Read more

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Can Cindamycin and nicotinamide gel be applied during day time and exposed to sun because my doc prescribed to use it during day?

Can Cindamycin and nicotinamide gel be applied during day time and exposed to sun because my doc prescribed to use it during day?

Should be OK: Clindamycin gel (a topical antibiotic) and nicotinamide gel (a vitamin applied topically) should not cause a sun reaction. It is a good question to ask, because some medications can cause sun sensitivity including tar based over-the-counter skin/hair treatments, and retinoids for acne. ...Read more

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Hi. How long should I use BP 4% wash and clindamycin n nicotinamide faceclin gel?? How long does it take to see visible results? ?? . thanks!

Hi. How long should I use BP 4% wash and clindamycin n nicotinamide faceclin gel?? How long does it take to see visible results? ?? . thanks!

4-6 weeks: Although you may start seeing results sooner you need to be patient for 4-6 weeks. You need to be good and follow your doctor's instructions and realize this is not curative but will keep the acne under control. ...Read more

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I read a journal that states nicotinamide can decrease cellular proliferation of melanoma but it increases invasiveness. Does this make sense? Thx

I read a journal that states nicotinamide can decrease cellular proliferation of melanoma but it increases invasiveness. Does this make sense? Thx

No: This is cell-culture stuff. A huge amount of this kind of thing gets published, and it's almost never applicable to real human beings because of the vast complexity of cancer. People who are trying to sell you vitamins read these things over, publish them selectively, and then hope that you'll buy some of their products "just in case there's something to it." Don't reward this. Best wishes. ...Read more