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Leading Cardiologist Stands By Use of Dietary Supplement Niacin in the Form of Nicotinic Acid to Support Heart Health
Date:8/7/2013

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Aug. 7, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- There has been a great deal of media coverage surrounding heart health and niacin, leaving some consumers confused about its benefits, according to leading cardiologist, Dr. Carl Lavie, Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention at the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, New Orleans, LA.  For cholesterol-conscious consumers who are serious about optimizing heart health, Dr. Lavie stands by his long-term recommendation to use a dietary supplement niacin that contains nicotinic acid, the only form of niacin clinically proven to support healthy good cholesterol and a healthy heart.

"As a cardiologist, I have been recommending dietary supplement niacin in the form of nicotinic acid to my patients for over two decades," said Dr. Lavie. "After years of experience in cardiology and extensive study in the treatment of cholesterol, I am confident in my recommendation of a dietary supplement niacin in the form of nicotinic acid, like Slo-Niacin®, to help maintain healthy good cholesterol. Nicotinic acid is the only form of niacin clinically proven to support healthy good cholesterol and a controlled-release dietary supplement niacin, like Slo-Niacin®, ensures the gradual and measured release of nicotinic acid into the body while helping to reduce the likelihood of flushing." 

About Flushing

When taking dietary supplement niacin in the form of nicotinic acid, some people, but not all, may experience a side effect called niacin flushing. Flushing is a temporary vasodilation or widening of blood vessels in the skin. Slo-Niacin® Tablets utilize a unique polygel® controlled-release system that ensures the gradual and measured release of the doctor-recommended form of niacin, nicotinic acid, and is designed to
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