Vitamin B3. As a supplement, niacin may help lower cholesterol, ease arthritis and boost brain function, among other benefits. Recognized as a cardioprotective agent for its positive effects on cholesterol,. Studies have shown up to a 30% increase in HDL. Cautionary Note: High intake of niacin may impact: 1) antidiabetic drugs, requiring an adjustment in their dosage, 2) alpha blockers and calcium channel blockers, potentiating (increasing) their hypotensive effects and thereby requiring an adjustment in their dosage, 3) statins, producing a complementary antihyperlipidemic effect and thereby requiring an adjustment in their dosage. Those taking niacin may experience a flushing effect which is transient. Tolerance to this effect occurs with continued use.
Niacin 100 (150C)