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Where can I buy niacin that will not flush my face?
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
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In brief: 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:.

In brief: 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:.
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Randy Baker
As mentioned, while Inositol Hexanicotinate is safer than time-released niacin, it is not clear if it is as effective at lowering cholesterol, though I have seen it work for patients. If you try it, take an adequate dose and check your cholesterol before and after to see if it works for you. See http://cholesterol.about.com/od/nicotinicacid/a/noflushniacin.htm
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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. Buy at health food store.

In brief: 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. Buy at health food store.
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