The reason I want to do this is because I heard extended-release niacin can be somewhat worse on the liver than the non-extended-release.

I have a bottle of extended-release niacin that I don't want to throw away because of concerns about my liver.

So if I just crush it up or chew on it, it becomes regular and non-extended, right? And that would take away the effects of the extended-release version, and my concern would only be the side-effects associated with non-extended-release version, correct?