A. When you say no-flush niacin works like a charm, I assume you mean it doesn't cause any flushing. What you might not know is that it isn't doing your HDL any good.
Niacin (or nicotinic acid) is another name for vitamin B3, which is 1 of 8 B vitamins needed by the body to break down fats and proteins and to convert carbohydrates into energy. There are two other forms of niacin, nicotinamide (or niacinamide) and inositol hexanicotinate, which serve as sources of vitamin B3. This is why they can be referred to as "niacin." What many people fail to realize, however, is that these forms of niacin do not work in the same way as niacin.
Niacin can help you lower your levels of bad cholesterol while increasing good cholesterol. When used with lifestyle changes such as losing weight, eating healthy, and increasing physical activity, niacin helps to lower high cholesterol, Many doctors recommend their patients to take niacin in addition to their other cholesterol-lowering therapy. But beware - not all products that have the word "niacin" on their label will actually benefit your cholesterol health.
What is niacin?
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Don't be fooled by no-flush niacin.