Niacin for chronic kidney disease

Recommended nutritional supplements for CKD

Low-dose immediate release-niacin, 100mg – 500 mg, 1 to 3x/day. No-flush niacin or niacinamide will have equal efficacy on lowering phosphorus levels, but negligible cardio-vascular benefits compared with standard niacin.

Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda) 1.8g/d (1/3 at lunch and 2/3 at dinner).

Calcium carbonate antacid pills (400-1000mg elemental calcium or 2-4gms antacid tablets) with food to bind phosphorous in food.

Low-Dose-Thyroid Supplementation| (25-50µg T4/Levothyroxine or 1/2grain of Desiccated Thyroid).

Methyl Folate (0.8g to 2mg L-MethylFolate).

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