What if I told you that a simple vitamin may work better than some medications at raising HDL (the “good” cholesterol) and lowering heart attack risk? Well, the cat’s out of the bag… vitamin B3 does just that.
How Does Vitamin B3 Help My Heart?
Niacin, just like all B vitamins, is a cofactor which helps convert food into energy by assisting enzymes. It is also involved in cell signaling, manufacturing, and repairing DNA.
Vitamin B3 is also water-soluble, which means the body will not store it and will excrete what it does not need.
Two Forms of Vitamin B
- Nicotinic Acid
The first is nicotinic acid, which is the coronary game changer. It has been proven to increase HDL, lower LDL, improve vascular function, reduce oxidative stress and inflammation.
Put simply, this means a reduced risk of heart attack, preventing the progression of coronary disease, and reversing coronary plaque.
Check out our Super B to get your daily dose of Niacin, along with ALL THE other Bs, to ramp up your energy and protect your heart.
What about the flushing effect?
Yes, occasionally patients get a flushed feeling, similar to a sunburn. Not painful but can be uncomfortable and may last 30 minutes to an hour. If this symptom is too unpleasant, we may want to discontinue use and change our strategy. I’d look at supplementing with Berbe and Superfood.
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