Kidney Disease Sufferers Can Lower Phosphates With Niacin

In a new study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology examined patients suffering from both chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular disease. In these patients, niacin therapy was observed to lower serum phosphate levels. This is good news for those concerned with keeping their phosphate levels in check. Phosphate is one of the substances found in abundance in many meat products, processed foods and dairy. It’s also one of the more difficult ones for the kidney to filter, so it’s important that kidney disease sufferers use every asset at their disposal to keep those levels regulated. 

This could mean that additional steps should be used for those trying to get their phosphate levels down, such as implementing some dietary changes and investing in a quality supplement and a probiotic to ensure your body is adequately filtering whatever phosphate does get through. 

Some of the best ways to reduce phosphates naturally through diet:

• Choosing to avoid most meat and dairy.

• Opting for low phosphate grains: couscous, rice noodles, sourdough bread, flour tortillas.

• Choosing lower phosphate snacks such as unsalted popcorn, apple sauce and pineapples.

With dietary action, consistent niacin therapy and supplementation, niacin’s kidney-boosting effects can be optimized and help you keep your phosphate levels from damaging kidney function and worsening your chronic kidney disease.