Originally Posted by lucky1s
Thanks for your reply. Just curious, what is your cholesterol history?
I had genetically high cholesterol and lots of heart disease in my family. When I was told to take Lipitor it was before I understood about ratios being more important than the TC. In retrospect, I now wonder if maybe my ratios were okay from the get-go. Anyway, since I've always been inclined toward alternative, rather than allopathic, I declined the drugs and researched non-drug alternatives.
I started first with Flush Niacin to raise my HDL (it now always hovers around 97 or higher). Later, I added RYR and COQ10 for my LDL. I had already been taking Krill Oil. My ratios are always in the low risk category. I should mention also that I eat low-carb and have for a good many years. I think this is as (or maybe even, more) important as supplementation. I've been toying with reducing my supplements to see if my values remain stable. If so, I would then try stopping altogether, just to see what would happen. I could always go back on them again. I would probably always take some Flush Niacin as it has other benefits for me as well.