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... I am currently taking 1,000mg Immediate Release Niacin to help boost my HDL. I was wondering what a typical target dosage for Niacin is at? ... (2 replies)
... Thanks for your response. My Doctor approved me taking up to 2,000mg immediate release at bed time. I am currently on 1,000mg immediate release. I hope that Niacin will boost my HDL. I have been on 1,000mg for over a month now. I hope by this coming February when I have my next test that I will have an improvement. ... (2 replies)
... My understanding of the target dose is 2000 mg a day. ... (2 replies)

Niacin Studies
Oct 24, 2006
... Niacin and regular Niacin regimens in terms of uric acid, glucose, insulin or asparate levels. ... (24 replies)
Niacin Studies
Jan 22, 2007
... Lenin, Did you up your dose of slo-niacin to 750 mg? I've read on the bottle that the 500 mg can be split at the score line so no need to buy the 750 if I decide to up my dose. One concern that you've expressed before is a tripled approach (Zocor + Zetia + Niacin). I need to do some research on that one before deciding. One of the Slo-Niacin studies was a triple (niacin... (24 replies)
Jan 7, 2004
... free" Niacin you would not experience any flushing. ... (5 replies)
... not ARIZONA but I've tried several times and I'm extremely sensitive. Try this: Buy a bottle of 500 mg. Niacin (nicotinic acid), 250 mg if you can't find the 500's. The stuff is available at any health food store and quite cheap if you buy the store brand (Vitamin Shoppe, Puritan Pride, etc., even Target.) Break a dozen into 125 mg. doses. On a full stomach, take one of... (15 replies)
Jan 7, 2004
... Congratulations on your numbers. A blood test (AST, ALT, LDH, ALBUMIN) will determine if your liver enzymes are elevated. 60% of all heart attacks occur in people with normal cholesterol levels. 50% of all heart attack victims have none of the standard risk factors such as smoking, obesity, genetics or high cholesterol. It's the homocysteine level that needs to be watched.... (5 replies)
Jan 7, 2004
... cholesterol. I started with 100 mgs of TARGET flush free niacin. After a week, I increased to 200 mgs. After few days, I again increased it to 300 mgs. No flushing! ... (5 replies)
Jul 29, 2004
... If you start out in very low doses and increase gradually, eventually, you will not experience any effects from the Niacin. If you proceed this way, some flushing will be experienced in the beginning, but tolerable. I would buy the tabs that can easily be broken will a pill device and take 1/4, or less, a day for 3 days to start. Then gradually increase to higher dosage twice... (23 replies)
Types of niacin
Jan 27, 2007
... Plus, your ALT seems to show you're tolerating the Niacin and Statin well. Mine usually stays in the mid 50s which causes concern. ... (8 replies)
... a day. This will help to balance all your cholesterol numbers and improve other blood markers. Simvastatin and Niacin taken together have a dramatic effect in cleaning plaque from your arteries. The immediate release niacin is the safest to take. ... (20 replies)
... You should also work with your MD because Niacin may cause some unwanted side effects. I take a prescription Niacin called Niacor. My doctor does blood tests to check my liver enzymes. I never showed high enzymes while taking 3,000 mg a day of Niacin. ... (13 replies)
... hat it's time to move beyond lowering of LDL cholesterol for preventing coronary events, since considerable risk remains even after LDL cholesterol is lowered to target levels. ... (38 replies)
... ving adulterated junk. The past ingredients used by most manufacturers began to change. The impressive results began fading. I then began adding Imediate Release NIACIN and dropped the Policosanol and Lipitor due to muscle problems. ... (14 replies)
... LDL is a bit higher than ideal. You probably should get this less than 130. The target of therapy comment is mostly referencing your high LDL. ... (7 replies)
... which is the primary target of therapy. ... (33 replies)
... s and inflammation much more of a concern. This leads to the prescribing of statins on an empirical basis to deal with heart disease, as opposed to using them to target a substance which might not be the culprit. ... (4 replies)
... results similar to that of Niaspan, slightly inferior. But these capsules were once unavailable and I stopped it. Later, I tried it but didn't work so went to Niacin and then to Niaspan. ... (0 replies)
... but herbs carry more of a side effect risk. Ginkgo, Ginseng, Milk thistle, Grape Seed Extract and Pycnogenol are potent supplements that target heart health. The only problem is the negative interractions which can include internal bleeding or even cerebral bleeding events. ... (13 replies)

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