Niacin vs fish oil

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317787 tn?1473362051 Fish are obviously much larger and you can find areas where there are plenty of clean fish that don't disrupt the ecosystem. The advantages of krill oil over fish oil is slight, if it's even true. Obviously, others disagree, but the point of taking a supplement shouldn't involve the eventual killing off of many other species that are also important.
Avatar m tn They can be found in supplements and also in foods like cold-water fish, walnuts, flax seeds and healthy oils such as olive oil. Fish oil supplements can lower blood pressure, reduce arterial plaque and they also lower triglycerides. Niacin raises HDL, which is known as "good cholesterol". HDL cholesterol removes bad LDL cholesterol and arerial plaque.
Avatar n tn 3) Response to over-the-counter supplements vary from person to person, so the effect of niacin vs. fish oil on your triglyceride level is unknown. 4) There is some evidence that coenzyme Q10 may help with statin-induced muscle pain, but there is not any well-documented studies to support its use.
Avatar m tn These tests monitor your cholesterol particle patterns and evaluate your Lp(a) level. To help with elevated Lp(a) use fish or squid oil (1 or 2 g daily) and either one of two natural clot-busting enzyme supplements, nattokinase (50 mg twice a day) or lumbrokinase, (20 mg one to two times daily). Also up to 2 grams daily of niacin. It needs to be regular niacin not the none flush niacin. you could experience the niacin flush.
Avatar m tn I believe Krill Oil is even better but it's more expensive. There is also niacin (look for non flush niacin) and L-carnitine. And of course look at your diet. You can check out what to eat and avoid on this article from Authority Nutrition: A Paleo Diet Meal Plan and Menu That Can Save Your Life. After a bad diet, hypothyroidism is the second most common cause of elevated cholesterol. Genetics is under 1% of cases. It's worth trying out some natural methods first.
Avatar m tn (I suggest Nature's Plus Herbal Actives Red Yeast Rice Extended Release 600 mg) Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil and vitamin B3 (niacin), remain the champions of the supplements. Both fish oil and niacin boost HDL, plump up LDL particles, and reduce inflammation. flaxseed contains three ingredients that aid in maintaining heart health.
Avatar n tn I have been taking for years multi vitamin, 150 X3 b complex , 490 mg x2 mg niacin (975 mg/day), 1000 mg x2 mg fish oil (2000 mg), 900 mg/ meal chloestoff (2700 mg), 1000 mg x2 glucosamine (2000 mg), 320 mg x2 Saw Palmeto (640 mg) 2 Tbls Flaxseed oil (dinner), 1.5 oz Pomegranate Juice (dinner), 6 oz red wine (dinner) 20 mg Lovastatin (dinner) for last 10 months LDL droppped from 150 - 70 then increased back to 90. Dosage was increased to 40 mg one month ago.
1741471 tn?1407162630 Pumpkin Pumpkin seed oil is an incredible delicious tasting nutritional oil that affects brain function through cognitive, focus and emotional! the power of the pumpkin is in its seeds. The seeds of the pumpkin are a power food, rich in many nutrients including: Zinc, Vit. E, Vit. A, and the precious omegas: Omega 3 and Omega 6: also known as essential fatty acids (EFAs).
1375932 tn?1279304732 htm My cocktail is currently Coreg 3.125 - 2x am/pm, Nitro SR 2.5, .81 Aspirin, Pravastatin, Niacin, Fish Oil, Vit D, Nitro-Quick. Soon to try Diltiazem addition, but the caution against benzo use has held me back - as Xanax really helps - AT THE SOURCE. I use Xanax at will, thanks to my understanding internist, and this has increased over time to appx 1x per day - 0.25, which at present seems a little inadequate.
Avatar f tn My questions is I am concerned about the stresses of pregnancy if I might already have early onset of heart disease. I exercise 3days a week, eat right, and am at a good weight. I take fish oil daily. Should I see another doctor for a second opinion. Should I have more tests done or am I worrying about this too much. I know 32 and being pregnant isn't easy on the body without added complications.
215816 tn?1212494007 SAM-e, Milk Thistle, Multi-vitamin ( no iron ), 4800 mlgs of Fish Oil ( currently had desire to swim more), Niacin and Flaxseed Oil........My question is now about adding RESVERATROL. Isn't that like wine in pill form? Not sure...... I'd heard it's been used for fatty liver reduction and mainly for damage done from alcohol......what do you think about it in my particular case. I will be asking my Dr on my next visit.........Until then take care and stay well and blessed!
744962 tn?1270945638 The supplements I use Glutathion is very good, Salmon oil good but we need to ensure that we get the correct amount of EPA and DHA into our bodies and not look at the fish oil content - in my case the EPA 186 mg and the DHA is 111mg - I need to take at least 5 capsules a day.
Avatar m tn About 9 months ago I completely stopped taking everything because they just werent helping and I just felt terrible.(extreme fatigue) I began taking fish oil, vitamin e, b6, b12, calcium, vitamin d, folic acid and a multivitamin. I know it sounds like a lot but I can honestly say i feel better now than I ever have on any of the medications I tried. It took about 3-4 months for me to notice a difference but it was worth it.
Avatar n tn I have tried different approaches to lowering my cholesterol over the years; diet change, garlic, fish oil, and flax seed oil, among others; but I was never able to significantly lower my numbers. I have tried Lipitor twice for a short period of time and it worked, but I am not comfortable taking statins due to the possible side effects.
Avatar n tn Adding supplements to your diet can help reduce cholesterol, but most people have to be at their targets, eating right, and exercising before supplements can help them stay there. Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil and vitamin B3 (niacin), remain the champions of the supplements. Both fish oil and niacin boost HDL, plump up LDL particles, and reduce inflammation. Flaxseed contains three ingredients that aid in maintaining heart health.
674555 tn?1272603976 good carbs, high protein low sodium, low cholesterol etc) plenty of calories, a half gallon of water a day, electrolyte replacement after intense workouts essential fatty acids, enough electrolytes, fish oil, multivitamin, niacin (heredity and past history of low HDL). 8-9 hours of sleep like I said everything by the books. Variables: 1) Stress, I have a very low stress/anxiety level.
Avatar n tn Have been looking for that it is very good for liver function. I started taking 1000mg milk thistle, 1200mg fish oil, 1000mg Evening Primrose Oil 1000mg, Caltrate 500+D...2 to 3 times daily, plus a multi vitamin and a prescribed "Fosamax" a week. I started the Fosamax about one month ago. I read that tx can cause bone loss...which I have (tx may have exacerbated this condition ???) after my bone scan, my doc prescribed the fosamax.
Avatar f tn Understand which fruits are low in fructose and which ones that are way high on the do not eat list. I don't get the SloNiacin. Niacin is a B3 and is known to elevate blood sugars. You can control cholesterol through proper nutrition. Use Google search on 'foods that may raise cholesterol' then avoid them, like ground turkey. With regular exercise it is important to adjust your carb intake accordingly.
Avatar n tn Omega-3 Fatty Acid Foods - Participants in a 2002 study featured in the Archives of General Psychiatry took just a gram of omega-3 fish oil each day and noticed a 50 percent decrease in symptoms such as anxiety, sleep disorders, unexplained feelings of sadness, suicidal thoughts and decreased sex drive. Other studies show that people who infrequently eat fish, which is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, are more likely to suffer from depression.
1358341 tn?1282213443 ROYAL CANIN Veterinary Diet® feline DUCK FORMULA™ in gel can Water sufficient for processing, duck, duck by-products, pea flour, pea protein, natural flavors, fish oil, carrageenan, calcium sulfate, potassium citrate, cassia gum, Vitamins [L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), niacin supplement, DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), biotin, D-calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin supplement (vitamin B2
Avatar f tn Yet, at some point, the liver can become damaged due to the strain of processing an overabundance of certain vitamins and minerals ( particularly iron, vitamin A and niacin). If a person eats a healthy, well-balanced diet, all the vitamins and minerals for daily needs and activities should be amply supplied. Despite this, many people feel that they should take vitamin and/or mineral supplements "just to be on the safe side".
Avatar f tn I didn't go back to her for a follow up, instead I made the appointment with a cardiologist to see if he had an alternative to the statins. He looked at my vitamins, including fish oil, Co-Q10, folic acid, flaxseed oil and told me to add 500 mg. niacin per day. The comment the doctor made, while walking away, was that he hoped my score was less than 100. After much reading on the web, and based on the two of you, that doesn't seem likely.
992677 tn?1497486696 pm helps with stress and Niacin(non flush, time released 500mg) I also take fish oil and other stuff. Its alot of work but research for yourself...5 HTP did not do much for me. A good high quality protien supplement(prferably drink) should give you all the aminos. Good luck and good days.
Avatar f tn I have looked alot at the medical research and read studies, and the diet (whole foods + fish) along with supplements of vitamin D, fish and flaxseed oil, exercise, meditation, lowered stress all contribute to a healthier you, and boost the odds tremendously that you will have a fighting chance against MS. Best to all of you and good health wishes!!
Avatar n tn the cardiologist suspected his CAD was genetic looking at the PET scan vs his athletic fitness, perfect cholesterol panel, etc. He was diagnosed iwth LPa ... a genetic component to CAD with a score of 130. Normal is 30. He has been on Lipitor, Plavix, and 200 mg of Niaspan plus following the severely restricted fat (15 gm day) 100 per cent of the time for the past two years. His appointment this past week for the repeat PET scan two years later showed NO change.
Avatar n tn I may try getting off of everything for a while, just using Aloe Vera gel, Jojoba oil and maybe Sebanil cleaner to cut some of the oil. Toward the future, my goal is to be able to keep my face in the condition it's in now and at the same time to be able to participate in outdoor sports, etc. Too "young" to baby myself like I've been doing all summer. (In fact, I may try swimming in a cholorinated pool next week and hopefully that won't set my skin back three monts LOL) Anyway...
1516249 tn?1423465385 Avoid most baked goods or anything made with flour. All food must be lightly prepared avoiding oil as far as possible or use only 1-2 spoon oil at most for preparing food. Spices are always welcome addition and they do not necessarily cause stomach anxieties. Avoid all types of curries (liquid) if you have a sensitive stomach. My stomach ceased to sensitive after 7-10 days of use of Triphala after every meal. Combination of food made from flour and meat should be avoided.
Avatar f tn I am OK with Ezekiel bread (not always able to find it here in Hong Kong and when you do they cost between 50 and 75 Hong Kong Dollars that would be 6-9 USD per loaf ) needless to say you eat it sparingly LOL. I have introduced coconut oil each day and have let go of all dairy products. A slice of piping hot Ezekiel bread toast and a dollop of Coconut oil is my treat.
Avatar n tn Once it stops etching, I take out my feet and dry those with a towel, without rubbing. 2- Soon after I apply some oil (may be brassica oil, olive oil or whatever natural oil i can get) to it... As soon as I feel my skin drying, I apply oil again. Usually 4 to 5 times in 4 to5 hours. This not only stops etching for 4 to 5 hours, but gradually reduces the intensity of inflamation as well. I repeat this after every 5 to 8 hours.
Avatar n tn Full Ingredient List for Eye Contour Day Balm Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Arachis Hypogaea (Peanut) Oil, Beeswax/Cera Flava, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Anthyllis Vulneraria Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter, Hypericum Perforatum (St.