Originally Posted by jenj770
Flush Niacin by Twin Labs is about $7 a bottle
I assume by "Flush Niacin" you mean plain, immediate release nicotinic acid.
This is the form of niacin used in the Coronary Drug Project demonstrating reduced cardiovascular outcomes. It is the least expensive, but is the most difficult to tolerate. (25 - 40% dropout in most studies.)
Do not, however, confuse this with "No-Flush" niacin, which is made from inositol hexanicotinate. This has been proven NOT TO WORK on cholesterol levels. Very good data shows it to be the same as placebo, and its because in humans, the inositol releases the nicotinic acid molecules too slowly to achieve therapeutic levels.
Slo-niacin costs about $16 per month and is available at walgreens, Enduracin is available online, and costs about $10 per month. These are the only two sustained/extended release products with sufficient published data demonstrating safety and efficacy, according to journal authors.