Niacin or Vitamin B-3 or nicotinic acid includes several forms
created to reduce the 'niacin flush'. Unfortunately, these gentler forms do not
have the benefits of normal niacin or have additional risks.
Beneficial effects on low-density lipoprotein cholesterol;
high-density lipoprotein cholesterol; the apolipoproteins B and A-I
constituting these fractions; triglyceride; and lipoprotein(a). Together,
these benefits lead to a diminished incidence of coronary artery disease
among niacin users
enhancement of zinc absorption
enhancement of hemoglobin and liver iron
decreases plasma fibrinogen and plasma
find that regular flushing niacin, although uncomfortable occasionally, is
excellent for clearing the head and reducing pain in a very short period. It is
also the cheapest!
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