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Old 06-05-2004, 10:15 PM   #1
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Does niacin have any fat loss benefits? If not why is it used? Thanks!

 
Old 06-06-2004, 09:33 PM   #2
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Re: niacin

Niacin is basically one of the essential B vitamins. It's main function is to promote a healthy cardiovascular system as well as help boost your immune system. I haven't personally taken niacin but have read up on it after watching a weight loss special on tv. It is supposed to convert food into energy almost identically to that of L-carnitine(a non-essential amino acid). Niacin also helps digestive enzymes break down fats, carbohydrates and protein. Niacin is also supposed to help in breaking down triglycerides in the bloodstream and tissues. You can pretty much find niacin in most daily vitamin/mineral supplements.

 
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Old 06-07-2004, 05:22 AM   #3
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Re: niacin

Thanks Doc! - when should I take it- before or after workout and or meals

 
Old 06-07-2004, 09:55 AM   #4
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Re: niacin

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Does niacin have any fat loss benefits? If not why is it used? Thanks!
Niacin is mainly taken to reduce high cholesterol levels. I have not heard of it used for anything else. Be careful because it produces a flush effect which can be very uncomfortable. It should be started in very small doses and increased gradually until up to the needed protocol dosage to reduce cholesterol.

 
Old 06-19-2004, 05:16 PM   #5
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Re: niacin

Niacin has been shown to mitigate cholesterol levels and it can cause a "flush" in most who take it. The best alternative is to obtain and use inositol hexaniacinate or non-flush niacin. Look in up on the web there are several studies which document its effectiveness.

 
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