Is Niaspan really more effective than a B3 supplement for coronary plaque reversal or is this the pharma industry’s way to a profit stream?

If you’re wanting to reverse plaque buildup in your coronary arteries, why bother taking the prescription Niaspan when you could go to Walmart and get a bottle of B3 pills?

“Taking over the counter niacin is equivalent to taking the prescription drug,” says Stacy Mitchell Doyle, MD, resident physician of FoodTherapyMD and long-time advocate of plant-based nutritional protocols.

“Niaspan is an extended release drug, so it’s slowly absorbed by the body, so you may have less flushing than with the niacin supplement,” continues Dr. Doyle.

“Both can cause liver issues, even when taken at prescribed doses,” and Niaspan should not be taken by those who have renal insufficiency.

Dr. Doyle also explains, “Niacin supplements aren’t regulated by the FDA, so how much B3 you are getting from one bottle to the next may vary.

“But instead of reaching for a pill, try changing your diet. Whole food, plant-based diets have been proven to reverse arteriosclerosis and plaque formation in the vessels.

“There are also certain foods like flaxseed, pomegranate and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, kale, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts, that are highly effective in preventing and treating vascular disease.

“So try changing your diet by limiting animal products to 10 percent or less of your calories, stopping the processed foods, processed sugar, white flour and junk food, and loading up on fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains.”

Super Antioxidant Heart Healthy Smoothie Will Help Reverse Coronary Plaque Buildup

• You’ll need a NutriBullet or NutriNinja. Place one slice of apple or one layer of blueberries at the bottom of the large mixer-container.

This is important to prevent whole spinach leaves from sticking to the bottom.

• Cram in as much spinach and kale as possible, making it compact, nearly to the limit, leaving just enough room for a handful of raw almonds.

• Add the water and pulverize for a minute.

• Pour into a large glass that will leave you room to add 1.5 tablespoons of ground flaxseed and 1.5 tablespoons of chia seeds.

• Then add a tablespoon of olive oil. Reverse plaque

• Mix vigorously with a butter knife or soup spoon.

• The nuts and seeds will significantly blunt the earthy taste of the greens, creating a very bland but highly tolerable taste, which will conceal the taste of the olive oil.

• Drink as much as you’d like in a short period, then sip over the next few hours or throughout the day, to give your body a time released infusion of potent phytonutrients and health-giving enzymes.

FoodTherapyMD™ is the brainchild of Dr. Mitchell Doyle and recognizes that phytonutrients, the substances that make plant food so amazing, can be tailored to fight specific disease states. 
Lorra Garrick has been covering medical, fitness and cybersecurity topics for many years, having written thousands of articles for print magazines and websites, including as a ghostwriter. She’s also a former ACE-certified personal trainer.  



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