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Has anyone heard of replacing their statins with Fish Oil and Niacin? I was told this woul eliminate the muscle aches.
I can't take statins. Had the muscle problems and they damaged the nerves in my feet. I take Niaspan now and fish oil. I am finding that combination is working better than the statins did and with no side effects to speak of. with the niaspan you can flush but I take a aspirin before I take it and the flushing is minimal....So, there are alternatives to statins and I dont see why drs don't try them first....
yes, for cholesterol is good to take or you can take (after you ask your doctor ), omega3 (about 1000+), vitam. D (2000mg to 4000mg if you are low in vit. D)
Co.Q10, certo+concord grape 100% organic juice, cinamon (1/4 tsp mixed with tea, coffee, yogurt etc..., oatmeal and barley, these are some natural remedies.... remember some foods can't be eaten/drinking with some medications
Last edited by cpmty; 02-19-2011 at 07:34 PM.
No one needs to have high cholesterol. The best remedy will always be fruits, vegetables, and exercise but supplements can be used in combination or in lieu of these things.
My top supplements for high cholesterol:
Fish oil with high DHA content (above 1,000mg of DHA)
Tocotrienol form of Vitamin E 50mg
A good quality food-based multivitamin
There are literally HUNDREDs of other things that work miracles but these are some of the best routes IMO. If you can get all of these in ya and try to be a little more active everyday you can kiss your high cholesterol goodbye!
Cholesterol is not the only kid on the block when it comes to risk factors for heart disease. Homocysteine is a big one. The lower the better. Doctors consider 10 or 11 within range, but if you already have evidence of cardiovascular disease (high cholesterol, hypertension, high lipids, etc...) your level should be 7 or below. How do you do this? B-vitamins - 1000 mcg folic acid, 50-150 mcg of B12, 25-50 mg of B6. If level has not dropped in 6-8 weeks, try 1-5 gr of trimethylglycine (for a methylation deficiency)
Statins reduce Coenzyme Q10 in the body which causes muscle aches and can actually cause a heart attack. I personally would use the niacin and fish oil. What you're actually looking for is to increase your Omega 3 fatty acids by using the fish oil. You could use ground flax, flaxseed oil, or Udo's oil for this if you have any problems with the fish oil. Udo's oil is the best out there, but it's also pretty costly.
I am allergic to most statins, so my doctor doesn't prescribe them. My heart doctor recommend taking fish oil every day and also said foods high in omega's 3 and 6 are really good. I got to looking at the fish oil and the amount of omega's in most of them is very little, so I started looking for alternatives for the omega's 3 and 6, there is a Omega gelcap at Trader Joe's that is high in omega's, plus chai seeds are really high in Omega's 3 & 6. Chai seeds, besides being high in Omega's 3 & 6, they are high in a lot of other nutrients too and because the shell on the seeds is soluble, you do have have to grind them first, like flax seeds, they also have a lot of other benefits too, like they can absorb up to 9 times their side in liquid, therefore, a lot of people also have them with breakfast and it helps to fill them up and stay full longer, therefore they lose weight. There is a lot of good information on the web about Chai seeds(this is different than the Chia(notice the spelling)tea).
Originally Posted by ackeiyword
Statins lower your total and LDL, or unhealthy, cholesterol, but a benefit of fish oil and niacin is that they may lower your LDL while increasing your good, or HDL, levels. Another benefit of using fish oil and niacin instead of statins is that they may lower your levels of triglycerides, which are unhealthy fats in your blood that may increase your risk for heart disease.
Yes, but these two things need to be used in moderation, otherwise there will be other effects.