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Niacin: 200 mg/day
Mar 27, 2003
... Yeah, it appears good, but I don't believe it is enough to escape MI. I want TC to be less than 150. That means, I want LDL to be less than 100. The reason for this measure is that I sometimes get accational pains in the heart, which I believe is angina. ... (1 replies)
... I stopped the slow niacin due to a headache. I need to know if you think it was because I started to much too fast. I took 1000 mgs twice a day. Most of you say to start niacin very low and build up to it. SO, am I doing something wrong? ... (33 replies)
Niacin: 200 mg/day
Mar 28, 2003
... The minimum therapeutic dose is 1500 mg, I thought? ... (1 replies)

... day of niacin. If you take doses higher than that, you really should be doing so while being periodically monitored by your doctor. ... (9 replies)
... Yes you bring up an excellent point and I agree. In deed in Chinese medicine Red Yeast Rice can be taken in very high amounts. Personally when I used to take Red Yeast Rice and did so daily for over three years I never exceeded 1,200mg twice daily as I was advised not to do so. ... (4 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 vitamins you are taking are great. In my experience, vitamins have not had much effect on my cholesterol values. I believe they help in many other ways. ... (31 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)
... From my own experience I've been taking niacin for nearly 20 years, and it has raised my HDL significantly. ... (34 replies)
... You ask many great questions here. All I can say from personal experience prior to six months ago I took a high dosage of Red Yeast Rice 1,200mg twice daily for over three years with no issues and no side effects. ... (5 replies)
Niacin confusion
Sep 14, 2006
... Oh BamaC I hope we both get replies also. I know we really won't know if it helps or not until we do lab work but how are you feeling using the flush free niacin? ... (6 replies)
... release. Duh! The amount he took was, as I recall, about twice the maximum strength recommended by the manufacturer of that product! ... (29 replies)
... The niacin I take is prescription Niaspan. It's an extended niacin that doesn't cause nearly as much flushing as immediate release niacin. You have to get your Doctor to prescribe it. ... (7 replies)
... called "Niaspan." According to my doctor, it's good as it spreads out the release of niacin throughout the day, but otherwise it is no different from the niacin you get at a health food store. ... (12 replies)
... than on the nicotinic acid form of niacin, so I'm not really sure how they compare. Nicotinic acid comes in both an immediate release form and a sustained release form. The flush is much reduced in the sustained release form. ... (38 replies)
... Thanks for your information and concern. I guess all of us are different in what we can each expect. You stated your husband has a pacemaker. Well I am not there yet thank God. I am 52 and otherwise very healthy. I exercise at least 3 times per week doing cardio and I take no prescription drugs. ... (10 replies)
... Thank you very much for your support and encouragement as well. Also I want to thank everyone else on this board who have helped me with the transition to Niacin. ... (17 replies)
... Wow, you are right! The doc prescribed this 2x a day. I think I should be taking half as much to start with. I went to the website and it says people usually start on 500mg to start and build up gradually. ... (29 replies)
... means. i think this is bad choloestrol. just repeating what the doctors said about vit.c. but then on Dr. Oz problem said if he was deserted on a desert. ... (6 replies)
... If I had as much trouble with a statin as your husband did, I doubt that I'd be willing to try a diffferent one. But his numbers aren't good, so I expect he'll want to do something. How much niacin is he taking? ... (18 replies)




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