Improves brown fat thermogenesis in hypothermia and also helps improve cholesterol especially raise HDL [1]. In fact it is the best therapy to reduce high cholesterol [2].

Increases insulin secretion but also increases insulin resistance [3] with small overall effect on blood glucose but a slight increase of blood sugar levels [4]. Therefore niacin is not a good treatment for blood sugar or insulin resistance.

Probably helps prevent drooling [5].

Helps with hyperthermia [6].

More positive effects [7]

Linked to eczema [8].

Increases the damaging homocysteine

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