When taking niacin to lower cholesterol, WebMD indicates most patients take 2 to 3 grams of the B-vitamin daily. This dosage is much higher that the daily allowance for niacin. In some patients, it causes undesirable sid... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Niacin is one of the B vitamins, and it may elevate levels of HDL or good cholesterol. However, it does not work for everyone, and the side effects it can cause range from unpleasant to hazardous, according to Mayo Clini... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cardiac Health

Niacin effects of lowering LDL, triglycerides and increasing HDL begin at dosages of 1200 to 1500 milligrams per day. Doses of 2000 to 3000 milligrams per day have the greatest effects. A total of 4 grams per day helps p... More » Health Medications & Vitamins Vitamins & Supplements
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