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Slo-Niacin Polygel Controlled-Release Niacin, 500mg, Tablets 100 ea

 
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Slo-Niacin Polygel Controlled-Release Niacin, 500mg, Tablets, 100 ea
 
4.0

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (23)
  • Simple to take (21)
  • Easy to swallow (19)
  • Easy on stomach (16)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily use (22)
    • Older people (10)
    • Men (6)
    • Women (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Health conscious (17), First time user (11), Medical professional (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    The Greatest for Reducing Cholestrol

    When my health insurance would no longer pay for my Lipitor, I decided to check out natural supplements. I did my homework and heard alot of good things about Slo Niacin.
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    When my health insurance would no longer pay for my Lipitor, I decided to check out natural supplements. I did my homework and heard alot of good things about Slo Niacin.

    Early this week I went back to my doctor, told him about the Slo Niacin. He ordered bloodwork and when the results came back, my cholestrol level had dropped from 250 to 175.

    At first I experienced 4 flushing reactions within a 4 week period. I then started taking Slo Niacin in the evening before bed and I haven't had another reaction since.

    This is a great product and I am excited to share the news of this supplement with all my friends and co-workers.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Side-effect wow!

    I took this in place of my other Niacin because it said Slo-release. What a mistake! About 1 hour after taking one, I started feeling tingly and my ears and scalp started hurting...Read complete review

    I took this in place of my other Niacin because it said Slo-release. What a mistake! About 1 hour after taking one, I started feeling tingly and my ears and scalp started hurting - actually hurting - a burning hurt. My hubby looked at me and said, "wow." I looked in the mirror. I was totally red - head, neck, chest; like I had severe sunburn. I almost glowed red. My scalp and ears hurt. My hubby said he stopped taking this because he had the same reaction. He got yelled at for not throwing it away!
    I've taken 3 other types of Niacin and NONE of them, hurt nor flushed me as badly.

    Reviewed by 46 customers

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    5.0

    great product

    By Mike

    from Sylvania,Ga.

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Slo-Niacin Polygel Controlled-Release Niacin, 500mg, Tablets, 100 ea:

    Significantly raised my HDL. Will not lower LDL. Still a very good product and I will be using for a long time. My doctor was impressed.

     
    5.0

    balance cholesterol

    By Len

    from Kennett Square, Pa.

    describe yourself Conservative

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Slo-Niacin Polygel Controlled-Release Niacin, 500mg, Tablets, 100 ea:

          doctor recommended

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels too wide

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Bad Reaction

          By Hot amd Itchy girl

          from Medford, Or

          describe yourself Conservative

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Slo-Niacin Polygel Controlled-Release Niacin, 500mg, Tablets, 100 ea:

                My Dr sugested I use this product to reduce cholesterol because I can't tolerate statin drugs. Well I guess I don't tolerate Niancin either. I bought the slo release because I had heard it can cause you to flush like you are having a hot flash. I would take it at bedtime so if I had flash or headache from it I could just sleep it out. I took it for about 10 days with absolutley no side effects. Then last night I took it and went to bed and after about two hours I sat bolt upright out of a dead sleep because I felt like I was on fire. This was no hot flash. I felt like I was burning all over my body from the inside out. I got up and went outside to cool off and it didn't help at all. I drank water and that didn't help. My skin felt dry and I felt like I was going to burst into flames. I thought I was dying. I woke up my husband and told him something is wrong. My heart was racing and I was getting clamy and I felt like I was going to pass out. I really thought I might die....after about 20 min it started to susside slightly and then the itching began. Intense itiching mostly of my forearms. Up until that time I didn't even suspect the Niacin because it was supposed to be slo release and I had been taking it for 10 days with no reaction. When I started itching I remembered that was one of the side effects and combine that with the burning and I knew it must be the Niacin. I don't know if I took too much and it just built up in my system but I will never take it again. Be cautious.....It is scary and not a pleasant thing to go through!

                 
                4.0

                works and saves $$$

                By Anonymous

                from East Brunswick, NJ

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Slo-Niacin Polygel Controlled-Release Niacin, 500mg, Tablets, 100 ea:

                My insurance wouldn't cover Niaspan which was going to cost me a lot of money, so I asked my cardiologist for an alternative and he suggested trying Slo-Niacin. My numbers are still good so it turned out to work well for me and saved me a ton!!

                 
                1.0

                It didn't agree with me

                By Chance's Mom

                from Glen Cove, NY

                describe yourself First Time User

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Digestive nightmare
                  • Upsets Stomach

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Slo-Niacin Polygel Controlled-Release Niacin, 500mg, Tablets, 100 ea:

                    I was diagnosed with 250 Cholesteral and my LDL was high, so rather than take the statin drugs, which affect liver and kidneys, I began with Slo Niacin. I eat well, no red meat for years, lots of vegetables, fruits, etc. and my Mother had very high Cholesterol so I knew it was Genetic. I bought this Niacin because of the slo release, so no flushing. It has been 1 week, my whole digestive system is a mess. I feel like I have irritable bowl syndrome. Gas, constipation, then diahhrea, and overall discomfort! I have stopped taking this product!!

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Triglycerides issues - Dr Prescribed

                    By Fran the Veteran

                    from Bath, ME

                    describe yourself First Time User

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy on Stomach
                    • Easy To Swallow
                    • Effective
                    • Simple To Take
                    • Vet Admin Pays as Script

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use

                      Comments about Slo-Niacin Polygel Controlled-Release Niacin, 500mg, Tablets, 100 ea:

                      I was prescibed this for lowering high triglycerides and raise Good Cholesterol through the Veterans Administration. So it can be a tax write off if it is prescribed.

                       
                      5.0

                      Cost Effective Alternative

                      By Tanka

                      from Hopkins MN

                      describe yourself Health Conscious

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Effective
                      • Simple To Take

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use
                        • Older People

                        Comments about Slo-Niacin Polygel Controlled-Release Niacin, 500mg, Tablets, 100 ea:

                        I am very pleased with Slo-Niacin.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Excellent product

                        By Karennurse

                        from Metairie, LA

                        describe yourself First Time User, Medical Professional

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy on Stomach
                        • Easy To Swallow
                        • Effective
                        • Simple To Take

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Use
                          • Take at night

                          Comments about Slo-Niacin Polygel Controlled-Release Niacin, 500mg, Tablets, 100 ea:

                          No cons. I take this tablet at night and have found that I don't have problems with flushing. If I do, it must be when I am sleeping.

                          Service and delivery comments:

                          Quick delivery, good communication regarding shipping etc.

                          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Doesn't digest

                          By Pink Polka Dots.

                          from Austin Texas

                          describe yourself Health Conscious

                          See all my reviews

                          Pros

                          • none

                          Cons

                          • Doesn't Dissolve

                          Best Uses

                          • Timing your digestion

                          Comments about Slo-Niacin Polygel Controlled-Release Niacin, 500mg, Tablets, 100 ea:

                          I noticed I did not have a 'flush' when I used this product. And then I noticed that this product remained intact after one trip through the system.

                          I tried snapping the pills in half to increase surface area, but it didn't help.

                          I rate this product as "ineffective" because it did not dissolve. Perhaps you could call it TOO SLO-Niacin.

                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Easy to take

                          By HaroldF

                          from Connecticut

                          describe yourself Health Conscious

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy on Stomach
                          • Easy To Swallow
                          • Simple To Take

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Use

                            Comments about Slo-Niacin Polygel Controlled-Release Niacin, 500mg, Tablets, 100 ea:

                            I was taking Niaspan a prescription form of slow release Niacin to raise my HDL Cholesterol. Niaspan is very expensive so I decided to to try Slo Niacin. I will see how effective it is when I get my blood test in a few weeks. Slo Niacin does not seem to cause flushing after the first few times I have used it. Niaspan caused brief flushing. If Slo Niacin raises my HDL, which I expect it will, it is a real winner.

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