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... I would not risk taking Niacin unless you cleared it with your doctor. He needs to find out what's wrong with your liver before you can safely take any Niacin supplements. Niacin in doses sufficient to affect cholesterol is somewhat toxic to the liver. ... (16 replies)
... administered between about 6 pm and 12 am is believed to be as effective as an equal or higher daily dosage of nicotinic acid administered in two to four divided doses between, e.g., 8 am and 8 pm. ... (22 replies)
... In your case, though, I doubt that dietary means will be enough. I would personally choose to try niacin therapy before going to a statin if it were me. Niacin raises HDL, while lowering LDL and triglycerides. ... (7 replies)

... If my diet and exercise approach don't work, I will start taking Niaspan (free with my insurance). I tried instant-release Niacin a few weeks ago, just to see what would happen (250mg), and got a typical flush: lots of itching on my arms, head and chest, redness all over my arms and chest, feeling warm, etc. It was much like your experience. I didn't think it was too bad of an... (14 replies)
... With your family history, I would play it cautiously. Your ratios aren't good. I'd consider niacin therapy if I were you. Niacin can both lower LDL and raise HDL. It does a better job of raising HDL than the statins. ... (2 replies)
... up, but it carries the risk of hepatoxicity, so you would need your liver enzymes checked regularly on it, just as you would on a statin. I've chosen to go the niacin route myself, taking Enduracin, an OTC sustained release niacin. ... (5 replies)
May 13, 2005
... Maybe it's true that statins and niacin both increase HDL. But when you include antioxidants, and the HDL goes down, why do you blame antioxidants? ... (25 replies)
... remember millions use it as a food. It's very hard to over dose on RYR but typical recommended statin starting doses are already at overdose levels. Just be sure to use USP tested supplier for the RYR. ... (15 replies)

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