Being that heart disease is in my genes, I try to keep the cholesterol and fats down. Over the last ten years this has led me through Mevacor, Zocor and Lipator to Tri Cor.
Well Niacin has improved over the last twenty years. I remember the nasty flushing and itching when I tried even tiny amounts as a college student. Well now the flushless stuff seems to work pretty well. I have added two to three grams a day to my regimen.
At some point, any health conscious person is going to run into the consideration of Omega 3s, and that pretty much translates to Flax Seed oil versus Fish Oil. So I tried a bit of each…a few different formulations.
Well Fish Oil farts are pretty nasty. I got them with enteric and non enteric coated fish oil. Flax Seed oil gives you enough of one Omega 3 for you to make the others you need. So I think for the most part Flax wins the debate there.
John Di Saia MD
Originally posted 2013-06-17 07:30:16.