1000 mg Niacin Supplements
Niacin 1000 mg supplements are the strongest strength available in this form of medicine. However, when using niacin supplements, it is best to start with a low dose and increase it slowly. If you happen to start taking niacin at the full recommended dose for improving cholesterol, you probably won't stay on it very long, due to intolerable side effects, particularly the niacin flush.
Niacin (brand names include Niacor®, Niaspan®, Slo-Niacin®, and several others) is another name for vitamin B3. Niacin is a vitamin available in both prescription form and as over-the-counter dietary supplements. These products are most commonly used to improve cholesterol levels. Niacin comes in capsule and tablet form and is taken once, twice, or several times a day (depending on the specific product).
You may notice that the labels for non-prescription niacin products (especially SR niacin) recommend much lower, once-daily doses. This is because these products are nutritional supplements (not FDA-approved medications). Many healthcare providers do not recommend non-prescription niacin SR products, due to an apparently higher risk for liver damage.
(Click Niacin Dosage for more information on how 1000 mg niacin supplements can be beneficial in treating various conditions, general dosing guidelines, and tips on using this medication.)