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No Flush Niacin Vs Slow Release Niacin
Niacin or Bcomplex. Which is best in increasing hdl (25) and lowering triglycerides (255). Ldl is 105. What is the recommended niacin or Bcomplex
LowCarb/HiFat foods: high saturated foods work best. Be aware: the values you are quoting are not LDL (always in nmol/L, healthy <400-700) or HDL (always in ?mol/L, healthy >9) values. Values mentioned are mg/dL estimated from cholesterol, Not the correct issue, commonly misleading. The LDL-C value=not measured from your blood & would be not be actual LDL even if it was. Get NMR liporoteins: https://goo.gl/Pqh6vp ...Read more
Is OTC slo-niacin or OTC enduracin ask effective as niaspan in lowering triglycerides? All 3 products are extended release versions of nicotinic acid
Should be same.: Milligram for milligram, they should all be similarly effective. That being said, there's more regulation and quality control placed over medication (NiaSpan) compared to OTC agents so the dosing of such might be more accurate and reliable, technically speaking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm taking niacin extended release for HDL boosting...Will it compromise my weight loss efforts...I understand it partially inhibits lipolysis ?
It Can Be: Immediate and extended release Niacin are the most effective formulations for lowering cholesterol. For comparable efficacy a higher doses of slow release Niacin preparations would be needed. Inositol and niacinamide not improve lipids and should be avoided. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Also, does buffered niacin (or non-flushing niacin) work equally as well as regular niacin in helping to lower cholesterol & take w/ coumadin (warfarin)?
Non-flushing niacin: Most of studies have been done with regular Niacin which works well for lowering cholesterol. Due to flushing, regular Niacin has to be started at a very low dose and then grandually increased to avoid uncomfortable flushing. Studies suggest that Niacin is much better than non-flushing niacin. Check with your doctor concerning this and concerning affect with coumadin (warfarin). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tc 240, trig 45, HDL 85, LDL 146. Intolerant of statins, fibrates, Zetia (ezetimibe) and niacin.Diet good, exercise and take fish oil. Any other therapies?
Find and Fix Causes: High LDL levels may result from overproduction of LDL particles, decreased clearance of LDL particles, or both. In some cases common LDL lowering medications are not sufficient to control high LDL levels. Consideration should be given to identifyihng genetic causes (familial hypercholesterolemia), or acquired medical problems (thyroid, renal, liver, glucose related disorders) that could be present ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Discuss with MD: Yes but Flush free has less side effects. Niacin is no good for lowering bad cholesterol. It may improve (a little) the good cholesterol and the best effect is on triglycerides. BUT, newer studies show NO benefits in mortality rates or frequency of heart attacks or strokes. Indication of Niacin has become more questionable since you may improve "numbers" but you do NOT improve outcomes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Enduracin versus slo-niacin enduracin is most expensive than slo-niacin does enduracin have clinical benefit ? If no i will move to slo-niacin
Welbutrin for Crohn's suggests 'immediate release' to inhibit tnf. Is sr or XL ok for uc, as released 'farther down?' or is a' blast' of it(ir)needed?
Wellbutrin (bupropion)???: I am not aware of any information regarding wellbutrin (bupropion) in crohn's disease except as it may help one to stop smoking which can be very helpful in the management of crohn's. If you have some info regarding this as a therapeutic agent, please share it with me. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Niacin.: Supplementing with 2000-3000mg of flush free Niacin daily can help to control your cholesterol levels quite nicely, even increasing your HDL and converting your LDL to a less harmful subtype. As a negative, Niacin can cause facial flushing and redness so get the flush free variety. And have your liver enzyme values monitored, as they can be affected by Niacin use. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does consuming Bcomplex daily after food reduces triglycerides apart from regular exercise. If triglycerides are 250 and hdl 25.
Kinda sorta, but ...: Standard or typical B complex doses probably won't make a dent in high triglycerides or low HDL cholesterol. However, high dose vitamin B3 aka niacin has been proven to lower triglycerides & raise low HDL but is often intolerable due to flushing (can be mitigated by aspirin). But there's no proof that niacin prevents heart attacks & strokes to same degree as statins. No such thing as free lunc ...Read more
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