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... they need to be eaten in moderation especially in those of us prone to weight problems. I know of no research that specifically shows they are good for raising HDL significantly. ... (7 replies)
... Statins do not raise HDL, and if so very little. The benefit of statins is to lower Total and LDL cholesterol. ... (12 replies)
... s orders. I started on 500mg and my Doctor worked me up to now 2,000mg immediate release at bedtime. I am tolerating it very well now and the flush does not bother me at all. Since I have a slight LDL problem in the past instead of the Red yeast Rice he decided to increase the Niacin to 2,000mg for that. ... (6 replies)

... I have been on 1,000mg immediate release for two months now. I am very eager to see what 1,000mg immediate release does for my HDL. I hope by February I will see some results when I have my next test. The main purpose for my Doctor putting me on Niacin was to help raise my HDL. ... (18 replies)
... Also I am just concerned my Doctor has me on is too high of a does of Niacin at 2,000mg immediate release once at bed time. My LDL is at 75 and Trig are at 87. ... (23 replies)
... What brand of red yeast rice do you take...? What size does it come in (how many capsules)...? (23 replies)
... and if one takes it a Doctor would monitor your liver function. Your numbers are not that bad and I think if you add 1,200mg Red Yeast Rice twice a day with the Niacin it will help significantly. Most importantly diet and exercise are equally important as taking both these supplements. ... (23 replies)
... existing health issues other than borderline high cholesterol. My family doctor does not think like I do. He probably collects a monthly check for how many statin scripts he writes. ... (23 replies)
... It would be best to tell your Doctor even if you are taking 500mg of Niacin and or any over the counter dietary supplements. Niacin is a very powerful substance and has the potential to cause problems if you are not under the care of a Doctor. ... (23 replies)
... e weeks and has since gone away. Some people will have a slight headache when starting Niacin. Also at 1,000mg a day I still flush bad but I am used to it and it does not bother me at all. It is best to start as you stated 250mg a day and after two weeks if you are tolerating it well increase to 500mg and so on. ... (23 replies)
... Hi Ventureman, I agree with you completely and know that Niaspan is an excellent option for those that do not want to take statins. I can not attest but what I have heard from many Niaspan has worked great them. I am happy I stopped slo-niacin. My Doctor said no way with slo-niacin as you mentioned it can cause all sorts of problems with long time usage since the... (23 replies)
... If you have insurance that pays for prescriptions... I'd blow by the immediate release niacin and try Niaspan... you will get was less side effects than the immediate release. ... (23 replies)
... I have been on Niacin for over a month now and the flush at first was real tuff but now it does not bother me at all. In fact as you mentioned I feel very calm for many hours after I take the Niacin. ... (23 replies)
HDL Levels
Oct 9, 2006
... I think testing the HDL components is necessary to do occasionally even if one doesn't get the entire VAP battery. THis is true mostly for those with marginal or low total HDL. ... (15 replies)
Low Dose Niacin
Feb 8, 2005
... of people with heart attacks having normal cholesterol levels, it does make me wonder if we are all worrying about cholesterol and gulping pills for nothing. ... (19 replies)
... Overall, I'd say you've made some rather significant improvements in just under three months. That six point drop in HDL is of little significance. But what is significant is the fact that your ratios have greatly improved. ... (7 replies)
... It is common to see on Healthboards that Niacin must be Flush, and I'm not sure there is any evidence to support that. ... (10 replies)
... Oh and the best way to raise HDL is daily BOOZE. ... (23 replies)
... The only thing that gets my HDL up over 40 is daily alcohol. When I teetotal it falls...lowest was 28 just before I got an angioplasty. ... (1 replies)
... The flush effect produces redness and itchiness of the skin. It can be very mild or intense depending on how you use the Niacin. If you're concerned, just start with a lower dose. Your doc is recommending the aspirin to offset the flush symptoms. This is a different way from how I use Niacin. Also, I want to have some flushing as this aids the lowering of HDL. But as I said,... (1 replies)

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