Niacin helps to lower levels of LDL cholesterol, often called "bad" cholesterol, in the body and raise levels of HDL, or "good," cholesterol. Niacin, or vitamin B3, is also used to treat conditions like type 1 and type 2... More » Health Nutrition & Diets Nutritional Content

Niacin supplements treat the lack of natural niacin production in the body, lower cholesterol, and decrease the risk of heart attacks in people who have already suffered them, reports The FDA has approved niac... More » Health Medications & Vitamins Vitamins & Supplements

Niacin flush is a harmless redness and feeling of heat in the face that often occurs when a patient begins taking niacin supplements, according to WebMD. Patients can prevent the uncomfortable condition by slowly buildin... More » Health Medications & Vitamins Side Effects
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