043 – Niacin and Cholesterol – My interview with Dan Murray

Manage your cholesterol naturally with niacin.

Dan MurrayNiacin has been recommended and used for cholesterol management for decades. It has been extensively studied and has been shown both safe and efficacious. One of the challenges with niacin therapy is that niacin causes a flushing effect. It opens capillaries and allows blood to flow into the skin. This creates a warmth and redness that is bothersome to some people. However this can be considered a beneficial side effect. Niacin is sometimes used medically to increase circulation. (Try 50 mg. of niacin if you have cold hands and feet). Doses between 1000 and 3000 mg. have been effective for lowering cholesterol.

In this interview, we will discuss a unique niacin formulation that has 7 clinical trials showing it’s effectiveness and safety. NiaXtend is an extended release form of niacin that provide a slower release of niacin and therefore reduces the flushing. This allows some people to take the higher doses with more comfort. If you are considering using high dosages of niacin for cholesterol, please consult with your physician.

Dan Murray is the VP of Business Development at Xsto Solutions. Xsto’s main focus is to bring science supported nutritional ingredients to U.S such as Pepzin GI and NiaXtend.

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1 Kamlesh. Khetia November 5, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Usefull information.


2 Steve Lankford November 5, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Thank you. You may also want to listen to the interviews on Red Yeast Rice, nattokinase and metabolic cardiology for more information on cardiac health.


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