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Niacin

Main Ingredients:   Niacin (AKA: Vitamin B3, Inositol Hexaniacinate, Niacinamide, Nicotinamide, Nicotinic Acid)

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6.5  Effectiveness
2.5  Side Effects
5.2  Holistic Benefits

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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Niacin, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 0% 86.7% 6.7% 6.7%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 0% 86.7% 13.3% 0%
Blood Pressure 0% 0% 80% 20% 0%
Breathing 0% 0% 93.3% 6.7% 0%
Confidence 0% 0% 86.7% 13.3% 0%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 0% 86.7% 13.3% 0%
Digestion 0% 0% 86.7% 13.3% 0%
Emotional Well-being 0% 0% 86.7% 13.3% 0%
Energy 0% 0% 86.7% 13.3% 0%
Eyesight 0% 6.7% 86.7% 6.7% 0%
Memory 0% 0% 93.3% 6.7% 0%
Mental Clarity 0% 0% 86.7% 13.3% 0%
Pain 0% 0% 93.3% 6.7% 0%
Patience 0% 0% 86.7% 13.3% 0%
Sexual Health 0% 0% 93.3% 6.7% 0%
Skin Complexion 0% 0% 93.3% 6.7% 0%
Sleep 0% 0% 86.7% 13.3% 0%
Stress Level 0% 0% 93.3% 6.7% 0%
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Commonly Reported Niacin Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abdominal Pain 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Allergic Reaction 92.9% 7.1% 0% 0% 0%
Diarrhea 92.9% 7.1% 0% 0% 0%
Gas 85.7% 7.1% 7.1% 0% 0%
Hot Flashes / Flushing 80% 6.7% 6.7% 6.7% 0%
Insomnia 92.9% 0% 0% 7.1% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Nausea 92.9% 7.1% 0% 0% 0%
Raynaud's 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Niacin Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Discolored Urine 85.7% 7.1% 0% 7.1% 0%
Flushing 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
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User Comments about Niacin
02 Jul 2012 just started using it and the only problem im having is gas.dont know if its working or not cause i just started using
   —Posted by meyermountain
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31 May 2012 There are 2 kinds of niacin flushless & regular. I use flushless & can take 1000 mg daily. If you take the regular start with 25 mg and work up slowly to maybe 100 mg depending on how you tolerate the drug. The regular will make you flush. I have had no real side effects and my feet have begun to have a tingling sensation resembling the feeling you get when your foot has been asleep & begins to wake up. Have not been taking long enough to guarantee that this is a positive sign yet. Hope that it is. I have scleroderma and I am on the antibiotic protocol and need to have good circulation to heal.
   —Posted by Steel Magnolia
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10 Sep 2010 I do not like the smell. Even hours later and having had washed my hands, I can still smell it.
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19 Jul 2010 remarkable at lowering cholesterol!!
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25 May 2010 I've taken only immediate release niacin. With twice a day dosing, I've never had any liver issues. Every time I try three times a day dosing, I eventually get elevated liver enzymes.
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