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I have micro vascular heart disease. I am unable to tolerate any chlorestrol lowering drugs. I have tried 5 of them as well as Red Rice Yeast.

By October 15, 2011 - 3:34pm
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All of the above drugs have very severe consequences with my muscles. I am 71 years old. My chlorestrol is somewhat high. HDL is good. Someone suggested Non Flushing Niacin. Can you tell me about this drug or where I might find information...when I Google it...I see just ads to buy the product. Thanks,

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Hi Gammy,

Nicotinic acid reduces the production of triglycerides and VLDL (very low-density lipoprotein, which is converted to LDL in the blood). This leads to decreased LDL ("bad") cholesterol, increased HDL ("good") cholesterol, and lowered triglycerides. Nicotinic acid raises HDL cholesterol more than other lipid-lowering medicines.

Flush-free or no-flush niacin is a form of nicotinic acid also known as inositol hexaniacinate. Flush-free niacin gets its name from its ability to alleviate side effects like flushing that are seen with other forms of niacin. Unfortunately, there really isn’t a lot known about flush-free niacin, and researchers are finding that its active form may not even enter the blood. Therefore, it is unlikely that flush-free niacin lowers cholesterol.

If you would like to try some natural ways of lowering your cholesterol, please read our articles:



And How 1o ways to lower cholesterol naturally, http://www.empowher.com/high-cholesterol/content/10-ways-lower-cholesterol-naturally

Hope this helps!


October 17, 2011 - 5:36am
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