- Joined Jul 3, 2002
I started taking a Niacin supplement a few days ago (doctor's orders/cholesterol). I was braced for the skin flushing that was supposed to happen, however, for the first two days, nothing happened. Well, I guess I'm not going to have that particular side-effect. Goody! But the next two times I took the pills, I thought my head was on fire! Well, maybe it takes a few days to kick in. Then the next two days I again had no symptoms. So my question is this: do I have a "bad" bottle of pills? (Solgar is the manufacturer, 100mg. I bought it at Whole Foods). Or does the amount of food I take it with have an effect? (more food=less flushing?) Or does Niacin just do what it wants?