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The posters below are correct, it is simply niacin with a timed release. There is also flush-free niacin, but that is useless for improving lipids.

Immediate release is probably best, especially for raising HDL. But not everybody can tolerate it.

Niaspan or Slo-Niacin are two alternatives, that do show benefit too. But there may be a slightly increased chance of liver problems from timed release. For some people, there may be no difference between Niaspan and IR release, regarding benefits or liver problems.

I had to drop Niacin myself because of heart palpitations from it. Which is another reason it's best to only take it under the care of a doctor.
[QUOTE=namelessme;3854295]The posters below are correct, it is simply niacin with a timed release. There is also flush-free niacin, but that is useless for improving lipids.

Immediate release is probably best, especially for raising HDL. But not everybody can tolerate it.

Niaspan or Slo-Niacin are two alternatives, that do show benefit too. But there may be a slightly increased chance of liver problems from timed release. For some people, there may be no difference between Niaspan and IR release, regarding benefits or liver problems.

I had to drop Niacin myself because of heart palpitations from it. Which is another reason it's best to only take it under the care of a doctor.[/QUOTE]

Nameless,

I am curious if you started back on the Slo-Niacin? I am considering starting back in addition to fish oil. Were/are you using Lipitor (or another statin) too?





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