Just curious if there is any efficacy difference on HDL in taking a large dose of Niacin once a day or splitting it 2-3 times a day.
The tradeoffs I can see is a single dose will increase the flushing due to the longer period between dosages, but reduce the chance of liver damage due to the reduced metobolic time. I understand the risk is low with IR but lowering a risk is still a good thing.
My doctor suggested taking Niacin to boost my HDL number. By the end of the first week, I was taking 3x1000mg daily. I would like to drop down to once or twice a day for convenience. I've tried 1500 and 2000 without issue.
Just want to know if there is any info out there I can look at before discussing with my doctor. Or any thoughts on the subject?
Nov 2010 - Tot 235, HDL 28, LDL 119, Tri 397, Weight 255, BP 134/106
Doctor threatened meds if I didn't lose weight, joined WW and lost 40 lbs
May 2012 - Tot 225, BP 130/98 (blood donation center)
Almost rejected from donating due to BP, joined gym, exercise 2-3 a week
Sept 2012 - Tot 199, BP 118/84 (blood donation center)
Nov 2012 - Tot 203, HDL 31, LDL 137, Tri 175, BP 130/84
Started taking Niacin, Vit D3, All purpose multivitamin, Fish Oil
Jan 2013 - Tot 177, BP 110/70 (blood donation center)
Feb 2013 - ? doctor wants to test again