Niacin and cholesterol

Discussion in 'Men's Health Forum' started by rubisean, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. rubisean

    rubisean Member

    My cholesterol has crept up to the borderline levels even though I eat pretty clean.

    Have any of y'all tried niacin to lower it?
    Any negative side effects?

    Thanks
     
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  2. IncorrectName

    IncorrectName Member

    Thought about trying it, but haven't yet. I've read some good reviews on it.

    What I have tried is Red Yeast Rice Extract. I inherited cholesterol from my father and it has helped overall with it.
     
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  3. rubisean

    rubisean Member

    I will look into the red yeast as well.
    Thanks
     
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  4. @rubisean ---I was on full flush niacin for almost a year , and I never got use to the flush . It helped some on my bloodwork but I hated it and switched to red yeast rice and CoQ-10 . Perfect ! :)
     
  5. Make sure you take CoQ-10 with the red yeast rice !
     
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  6. TRT@40

    TRT@40 Member

    What brand of red yeast did you have success with?

    I have been taking CoQ-10, the ubiquinol type which is the better form.

    CoQ-10 along with L-carnitine is recommended by some cardiologists for heart health. I also take 3grams of omega-3 oil daily.

    I am doing bloodwork soon to assess the improvement on lipids after a long cruise on deca/npp, TrenHexa/Enan, Eq and test (not all 3 at the same time but each one at different phases of the cruise).
     
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  7. Avies48

    Avies48 Member

    Just get a low dose statin, and be done especially if ur gonna be on aas,

    YES i know statins OMG!!!! NOOOOOO, fucken forgedaboutit

    I know many bb's who use one either on cycle only or year round....
     
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  8. rubisean

    rubisean Member

    Thanks ogh, I will look into that as well
     

  9. Spring Valley - (1) Red yeast rice 600mg.
    Qunol - (1) CoQ-10 100mg.

    I eat so much olive oil and coconut oil that Im good on my omega-3"s just from diet . Going to start drinking bone broth soon , lots of benefits here ....
     
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  10. T-Bagger

    T-Bagger Member

    I used the Niacin with flushing and actually kind of loved the flush. It hurt but was kind of addictive. It brought my cholesterol levels back into check.
     
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  11. Avies48

    Avies48 Member

    Amazon for both?
     
  12. rubisean

    rubisean Member

    I ordered all 3 on amazon today
     
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  13. Avies48

    Avies48 Member

    Let us know how u like them and how it effects ur bloods if u dont mind?
     
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  14. IncorrectName

    IncorrectName Member

    Yes give us an update in around a month.
     
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  15. jJjburton

    jJjburton Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    Just reasearched niacin last night. Said to start at 250 and slowly go up in 4 weeks to 1000 then another 4 weeks up to 2000 mg. Unless you get sides you can go to 2000 mg but it is a lot. And they did talk alot about the flushing. which I dont know what that is. Then I looked up fish oil. MANY were faked on labdoor(.) com but there were some good for cholesterol EPA and DHA is what you want. But the niacin and fish oil was great fo cholesterol.
     
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  16. jJjburton

    jJjburton Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    That is becasue once you start statins you need to be on them the rest of your life. So why not try others. I was prescribed statins but never picked the script up. Going to try other things first.
     
  17. T-Bagger

    T-Bagger Member

    Flushing is like a pins and needles sensation that will start at the top of your head and move all the way down and through your body. Your skin will become flush and feel hot and you’ll have discomfort from it. At times it feels like you’re being tattooed all over your body. Like I said above - I actually get a rush from it.
     
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  18. rubisean

    rubisean Member

    Jumping on this today... let's see how it goes 20190912_210904.jpg
     
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  19. T-Bagger

    T-Bagger Member

    Is that the Niacin with full flushing action?
     
  20. You"ll most definitely lower some cholesterol with this combo . Id just start off with one of each and get a lipids test in 2 months .
    Goodluck ! :D
     
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