I am not an advocate of the needless lowering of LDL levels when other more informative markers may all be in the safe zone but I can report that 1 week of Niacin (Vit B3) full flush and a modest 50mg dose has lowered my LDL from 3.05 to 2.78 whilst maintaining my HDL at 2.0. I have not encountered any of the flush sensation (maybe I am scizophrenic) and it may well be that people with higher LDL will experience a greater reduction as they may also do if they up the dosage from this modest level. The good news is you do not get the side effects of Statins. There is an excellent book called Niacin The Real Story by Abram Hoffer. The brand I have been using (no connection) is
Studies done on Niacin which have not involved the simultaneous use of statins have shown cardio vascular benefits of Niacin even in secondary prevention.