Since I started living a healthier lifestyle, all my blood levels have been excellent except for my HDL (good cholesterol) it was too low. 4 Months ago it was 42. Before that it was 45. I am eating enough omega 3, plus I take supplements, I exercise regularly, so there wasn't anything I could do diet-wise. My doc put me on 500mg a day niacin. I already take an array of supplements on a daily basis. 4 months later, had blood work done again and my HDL is up to 50!!! That is the lowest it should be, but it's an improvement. Niacin has worked out great for me. I do flush on occasion, sometimes it's really intense, but it's a small price to pay to be at optimum health. I know I can buy non-flushing or take it at night with a snack and an aspirin, but I don't need the excess expense or hassle, so I choose to flush on occasion. I read that it's good for you...
Anyway, thought I would share. No Lipitor for me yay!!!
God bless you,
Starting Weight 6-20-05 216 lbs
Lowest Weight 11-30-07 116 lbs
Current Weight 3-10-2014 175 lbs