Niacin and cholesterol

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

  1. rubisean

    rubisean Member

    I have bloods on the 20th.
    I had to drop it after two weeks though.
    I will post up if I had any changes with such a short duration
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  2. T-Bagger

    T-Bagger Member

    Why’d you have to drop it?
  3. rubisean

    rubisean Member

    It elevated my fasting glucose and I was not comfortable with that.
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  4. rpbb

    rpbb Member Supporter

    I take statins, have been for years. They work great, and have been a wonder drug for alot of people. My high cholesterol was genetic, could keep it somewhat in check, but when I popped a 350 while working out 5 days a week and eating clean, made the jump

    BTW, my doctors theory and research says the majority of high cholesterol is genetic. And that's usually the reason you take them for life
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  5. rubisean

    rubisean Member

    Ok so here we go, I donated blood Saturday and with that they check chlosterol and I had a significant drop.

    I quit taking the niacin about 3 weeks ago because it raised my fasting glucose.
    I continued to take coq 10 and red yeast.

    So my total cholesterol dropped from well over 200 to 174

    I will get the results of my full labs from my doctor today.
    I am happy with these results, hope this helps someone out.
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  6. JP1979

    JP1979 Member

    Can’t wait to see your labs, I’m getting labs tomorrow, should have them within the week. I took the niacin maybe 5 times but have continued the coq10 and ryr just like you did.
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  7. jJjburton

    jJjburton Member Supporter

    Fish oil dha and epa or whatever dropped my cholesterol siginficantly, and drinking olive oil. 50 pts for ldl lower and 10 points higher hdl
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