The more I read about Niacin, the more I want to share.One thing I have learned reading other blogs and health newsletters, doctor's reports etc. is that the tolerance for Niacin can vary dramatically between individuals. I also have seen in print several times that taking it with vitamin C seems to diminish the side effects. I have been following Linus Pauling's Unified Theory of heart disease now for a year and usually take 10,000 mg of vitamin C daily. This is divided up with 4000 mg at breakfast after eating, 2000 mg at lunchtime after lunch and 4000 with the evening meal. Thus far, the only side effect I can attribute to taking niacin is a mild runny nose for a very short duration within 30 mins of taking niacin. It then disappears and does not happen again. usually this is in the AM after breakfast.
I am going to list two links with comments and experiences of various individuals taking varying amounts of niacin from 500 mg up to 3000 mg daily. I think you will find it interesting and I encourage you if you do add niacin to your regimen to NOT use or consume the so called "Flush Free Niacin" formulas and that you start slowly and keep a journal on your positive and negative effects. If you are a type 2 diabetic, have your A1C done at least two or three times a year along with your blood lipid profile. Before starting on a regimen of niacin on your own, check for side effects and let your doctor know about it. IF you are going on niacin to lower cholesterol, triglycerides etc. MAKE SURE YOU CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR FOR ANY DRUG INTERACTIONS AND SYNERGISM ETC.
I am NOT GIVING MEDICAL ADVICE HERE AND IT SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN AS SUCH.
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