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What Is The Difference Between No Flush Niacin And 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
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
Flush/Rosacea: Flushing simply refers to a reddish hue, usually transient, to the skin such as when someone is embarrassed. Flushing is just one symptom of one type of rosacea and in the case of rosacea there is usually a trigger such as wind or a particular food although emotions can also be one of the triggers. ...Read more
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A measure: Cholesterol (c) is actually transported through the blood as a constiuent of lipoproteins. These are associated with atherosclerosis; ldl-low density liporoteins-causing and hdl-high density lipoproteins-protecting against. When c l is fractionated and measured the LDL cholesterol correlates to the amount of LDL and the HDL cholesterol correlates to the hdl. Thus c provides an indirect measure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Polarity: Hi. Phospholipids (PLs) are polar, amphipathic molecules: part of the molecule loves a water environment and the other part loves an oily (non-water) environment. PLs are the main lipid component of cell membranes and the coats of lipoproteins. Triglycerides (fats, like butter, oils, lard) are hydrophobic and not soluble in water. PLs help create a hydrophobic environment for non-water soluble lip ...Read more
Chemical and fuel: Cholesterol is a chemical made by the body as well taken in food and is essential for many body functions, high levels are associated with heart disease. Calorie is a measure of the fuel or energy in food. A gram of carbohydrate or protein has 4 calories and a gram of fat has 9 calories, one gram of alcohol has 7 calories. ...Read more
Only the "carrier": Vitamins can be foul-tasting, so manufacturers sometimes make the tablets a chewy tasty gel, a sugary chewable tablet or candy-taste liquid (children's vitamins), or just coat the tablet with a sweet or "protective" no-taste shell. The important stuff inside--the actual vitamin(s)--are the same regardless of carrier! ...Read more
Varying formats: Generally a multivitamin has many vitamins, minerals and occ. Herbs/auxillary nutrients combined into a single capsule or tablet (though taking several a day may be advised). Vitamin packs usually have the various components segregated- they might have one tablet or capsule with vitamins, one with minerals, one with vit. E, one with herbs etc., though they can be quite variable how they're divided. ...Read more
Vitamins: Fat soluble (a, d, e, k) have to be processed for absorption with enzymes that digest fat. They can be stored in fatty storage areas so if too much taken, toxicity can occur. Vitamin d from sun is controlled by body's storage and processing to avoid that. Water soluble vitamins typically not stored so need to be taken daily. ...Read more
"Molly" = "Ecstasy": "molly" is mdma, short for 3, 4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine -- a drug commonly used at all-night parties. It's also known as ecstasy, "e, " "xtc, " "love drug, " etc. It can be -- and often is -- adulterated with other substances like caffeine, pcp, cocaine, amphetamines, or cough syrup. You really don't know what you're getting in these pills which may be multicolored with cartoon images on them. ...Read more
Paranoia is: a generalized suspicion that other people are talking about us or plotting against us. Megalomania is a craving for power over others or entire groups of people. The two conditions overlap. Hitler is an example of both. Always check out suspicions first and avoid assumptions when questioning the motives of others. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Very different.: There are over 12 b vitamins with very different functions. Vitamin c enables collagen and elastin to form cross links. It is also an antioxidant. However, few people know it is not essential for life. If you eat enough meat, you break down the collagen crosslinks and can use them again. It must be animal based meat. The best examples where the eskimo and inuit in the artic. No vitamin c! ...Read more
Good vs. bad: Hdl is the 'healthy' cholesterol that 'cleans' the blood vessels of 'blockages' (plaques). Ldl is the 'lousy' cholesterol that is the main component of the arterial plaques. One would want a very high HDL (above 50 mg/dl for women) and a very low LDL (close to 60-70 mg/dl). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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