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“In the past, taking niacin or Vitamin B3 would give the same effect (lowering cholesterol). However, today we know that niacin can lead to inflammations in the liver and possibly raise blood sugar levels in diabetic patients.Furthermore, high doses of niacin required for therapeutic effect often lead to an intolerable flush. But, so far, pantothenic acid and pantethine do not have any of such negative side effects.” – Dr. Lam

I tried this for a while and subsequent blood tests didn’t indicate much improvement. Seeing this, I’m glad that I stopped taking 500mg/day B3.