Niacin

Niacin: Is it Really Safe and Effective?

…concluded that niacin is not an effective therapy for managing cholesterol as once thought, and that it can actually do more harm than good. But I want to assure you that this is just another example of the media skewing research results. Let me explain. Previous Niacin Research Niacin, or nicotinic acid…

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Preventing Heart Disease Naturally

…doses of niacin (vitamin B3), which has been shown to both decrease LDL and increase HDL levels. I usually start patients with 500 mg twice a day, and work up to a total of 1,500–2,000 mg a day. Talk to your doctor before taking daily doses higher than 1,000–1,500 mg—high-dose niacin can impact…

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5 Secrets to Lowering Cholesterol Naturally

…a week. Cold-water species, such as salmon, are particularly important for lowering cholesterol. * Reduce harmful LDL cholesterol with niacin (vitamin B3). Niacin is the best single remedy for lowering LDL cholesterol levels while raising levels of protective HDL cholesterol. Even conventional doctors…

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5 Supplements for Heart Health

…heart has the energy it needs to keep pumping. I recommend 500–1,000 mg of this supplement for heart health once or twice daily, with meals. * Niacin, or nicotinic acid, is a form of vitamin B3 that supports healthy cholesterol levels by raising levels of HDL cholesterol and lowering LDL and triglycerides…

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New Labels for Statin Medications Aren’t News

…changes to the statin medication labels for Zocor (simvastatin), Vytorin (a combination drug that contains simvastatin) and Simcor (a combination of niacin and simvastatin) were made due to safety concerns. Specifically, “the highest approved dose of simvastatin?—80 mg—has been associated with an…

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Lowering Your Cholesterol Naturally

…benefits, particularly for your heart. * Then, take niacin, 500 mg twice a day. This form of vitamin B3 works so well it has been adopted by conventional medicine. Its primary downside is the flushing it can cause when taken in therapeutic doses. Niacin dilates the blood vessels and promotes the release…

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Heart Disease—6 Risk Factors You Can Reverse

niacin (vitamin B3), which has been shown to both decrease LDL and increase HDL levels. I usually start patients with 500 mg twice a day, and work up to a total of 1,500–2,000 mg a day. Do this under the supervision of your doctor, though, so he or she can monitor your response—high-dose niacin

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Holiday Health Facts: Did You Know?

…it’s important to keep these six holiday health facts in mind. * Turkey, like other poultry, is a good source of crucial B vitamins, including niacin, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12, which are important to healthy brain and nervous system function; not mention the many other benefits of B vitamins.…

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Natural Remedies for High Cholesterol

…drugs. Another powerful natural remedy for high cholesterol I recommend is a daily combination of ¼ cup of fresh ground flaxseed, 500-1,500 mg of niacin (not niacinamide) in divided doses, and 1,500-2,000 mg of plant sterols. But again, no one is going to put advertising dollars behind things like flaxseed…

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How to Beat Metabolic Syndrome

…effective for metabolic syndrome. I recommend starting with 2–6 g of fish oil, 2,000–5,000 IU of vitamin D, 200–300 mg of CoQ10, 500–1,500 mg of niacin, and 300 mg of GreenSelect Phytosome green tea extract, taken daily, in divided doses. If you discover you need extra support, you may need to add…

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