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... is very similar in regard to vitamin supplements. He feels I'm wasting my money. In regard to Magnesium and Calcium, he believes they are only useful if you have a deficency, which I don't. Regardless, I still take daily vitamin supplements. ... (16 replies)
... I am thinking of stopping the Red Yeast rice and taking 500mg Niacin twice daily. Is this also effective in lowering LDL and TRIG. My LDL and TRIG are great now but I really want to raise my HDL. ... (23 replies)
... I also got started going the direction I've gone with cholesterol from the same book and am now on 750 mg Enduracin. The research on that shows a high level of safety, but nonetheless be sure that you are getting your liver enzymes checked. ... (3 replies)

... I wish it could go up 10 points a month. A total of about 10 points is what you can expect. This happens rather quickly also, if you take niacin everyday. As you increase the dosage, the HDL will increase even more. It is not unusual to hear of increases of more than 20 points. ... (15 replies)
... I don't know why you are even bothering with the red yeast rice. Your total cholesterol is not even close to being high. In fact, it's rather low. However, I do agree that you should try to raise the HDL. Niacin should help. I know it has helped me. ... (23 replies)
... I take a prescription Niacin called "NIACOR" I believe it is the only immediate release form of niacin available. ... (8 replies)
My results
May 12, 2005
... The beauty of NIACIN is it corrects almost all aspects of your lipid panel. ... (31 replies)
Niaspan....
May 6, 2003
... I took this for close to a year. Unfortunately, I was one of the rare individuals that had the liver bilirubin elevated from Niacin. It really is one of the more benign treatments available for certain types of dyslipidemia. ... (6 replies)
... I'm not really sure how the niacin works, but believe it probably works by lowering the liver's production of cholesterol. I do know it can present problems with liver toxicity. ... (6 replies)
... I stumbled on to another bit of information that might be of use to those who are trying to increase their HDL. This has not been studied as far as I'm aware but is based on the observation of a cardiologist. ... (2 replies)
... Yes 2,000mg is way to high. I spoke with my Doctor yesterday after having these side effects and he brought me back to 1,000mg immediate release once at bed time. I heard once you reach the 1,500mg mark that side effects such as liver issues and blood sugar problems can begin. ... (14 replies)
Niaspan vs. Niacin
Jul 13, 2006
... release OTC niacin instead. I've had no problems with liver enzyme elevation whatsoever in the 38 months I've been on it. I've only been taking 750 mg, though. ... (5 replies)
... Thank you very much for your response. I continue to flush every night when I take the Niacin. ... (6 replies)
... Thank you for your response. I stopped the Niacin this past week but want to go back on it. I had major flushing and a real bad headache all week while I was taking it. ... (23 replies)
... NIASPAN is a prescription form of NIACIN which has been researched and shown great results with almost no liver toxicity. This Niacin blend is an Extended Release form. Apparently, it is much safer than the Slow Release form. ... (42 replies)
... Jim5554, I appreciate your concern about the use of over the counter products, and I absolutely agree with you about increasing the amount of fish in the daily diet. ... (9 replies)
... I agree. It is important to have blood levels monitored to arive at the correct dosage. From my understanding it takes about six weeks of supplementing to see the results in a blood test. ... (2 replies)
... The following is taken from one of the Niaspan patents. This is a quote. ... (22 replies)
... react to mild elevation of cholesterol for a lot of people. But your numbers are BAD! ... (7 replies)
Advise Please
Dec 13, 2003
... A couple comments. It looks like these studies were geared to show niacin off in the best light. Why for example, compare with gemfibrozil rather than Lipitor? ... (16 replies)


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