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Vitamins & Minerals

Niacin and Hyperlipidemia: Which Form is Best?

Niacin therapy has long been recognized as a treatment option in addressing hyperlipidemia.[1],[2] Niacin is inexpensive and therapeutically comparable with statin drugs in cases of hyperlipidemia.[3],[4] However, not all niacin forms are biological equivalents.[5] Care should be taken when choosing niacin preparations for patients to ensure efficacy, tolerance, and safety, depending on the therapeutic…

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In The News, Vitamins & Minerals

What Everyone Should Know about Vitamin D and COVID-19

Vitamin D insufficiency increases risk of illness The COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, killing more than 4.5 million people as of this writing. The symptoms of a SARS-CoV-2 infection range from mild (similar to a common cold) to more severe manifestations such as bronchitis, pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, organ failure, and even…

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Healthy Aging, Immune Support, In The News, Stress and Relaxation, Vitamins & Minerals

Vitamin C to Ease the Pain

Nutritional support for acute, chronic, surgical, and cancer-related pain Part 1 in our three-part series on vitamin C, pain, and opioid addiction. What do humans have in common with other primates, bats, and guinea pigs? (No, not a love of cheese!) We cannot make L-gulonolactone oxidase (GLO), the enzyme needed to biosynthesize ascorbate (vitamin…

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Fat-Soluble Vitamins, Immunity, Vaccinations, and Respiratory Health (Video)

How vitamins A, D, and E help keep us safe all year long In this video, Dr. Erica Zelfand explains the important impact of fat-soluble nutrients on immune function. After explaining the difference between fat-soluble and water-soluble vitamins, Dr. Zelfand explores the details of how vitamins A and D and different forms of vitamin…

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