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Niacin and Fat Loss


I read somewhere that niacin can be used as an effective pre-workout fat burner by flushing out the fat in your blood that is released when you work out. Hear about this at all?

No I haven’t but I don’t see why dilating your capillaries could do any harm.

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actually, being that niacin decrease fat oxidation of adipose tissue (and thereby decreasing VLDL), it could theoretically decrease the effectiveness of a workout on fat burning.

This, of course, is based upon its physiological action, rather than experience or any studies I have read on this specific subject.