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2018: Dr. Axe on Niacin Flush benefits and risks

Niacin Flush: Heart-Healthy Treatment or Hazardous Health Risk? #

https://draxe.com/nutrition/niacin-flush/

Possible Niacin Flush Benefits

  1. Helps Decrease LDL Cholesterol and Triglycerides
  2. Can Increase Good Cholesterol
  3. Aids in Reducing Hardening of the Arteries
  4. Detoxes the Body
  5. Aids Weight Loss
  6. Helps Treat Pellegra

Except for possibly increasing blood sugar, I don’t forsee any problems:

A niacin flush as well as niacin supplementation is often not recommended for anyone with the following conditions: (17)

  • Active kidney disease
  • Active liver disease
  • Active stomach ulcer
  • Alcoholism
  • Blood clotting disorders, such as hemophilia
  • Glaucoma
  • Gout
  • Low blood pressure
  • Oversensitivity to niacin
  • Type 2 diabetes with uncontrolled blood sugar levels (since niacin can increase blood sugar levels)

I was not even aware of extended-release niacin.    Am using the flushing kind to aide with mushrooms getting to my brain, am increasing from 100 mg to 200 tomorrow, tolerance goes up fast.

I’m also taking it in the “morning” when I take my mushroom supplements.

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