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Niacin (Vitamin B-3) is an essential B-vitamin necessary for good health. Many Niacin supplements cause a temporary Niacin flush or tingling red rash on the skin when taken in large doses. This flush-free Niacin is formulated to avoid such reactions.
SIZE/POTENCY: 90 Vcaps, 500 mg
LIKELY USERS: Those trying to maintain cholesterol already within a healthy range
KEY INGREDIENT(S): Inositol Hexanicotinate 640 mg
MAIN PRODUCT FEATURES: Inositol Hexanicotinate is a stable, non-flushing source of Niacin, a form of Vitamin B-3. This double strength formula provides 500 mg. of niacin (as nicotinic acid) per capsule, along with 135 mg. of inositol. The slow breakdown of this compound means that blood serum levels of niacin do not reach their maximum until about ten hours after taking this formula, normally avoiding niacin’s usual “flushing” effect. The “niacin flush”, a safe but uncomfortable brief redness, itching and feeling of warmth caused by larger doses of niacin stimulating the release of histamine in capillaries near the skin, should not normally occur with Flush Free Niacin.
Niacin’s actions include helping the body maintain a normal, healthy lipid profile. Niacin is utilized by the body as an essential nutrient for carbohydrate, alcohol and fat metabolism.
Niacin is also known to help maintain proper circulation of blood, especially peripheral circulation.
This is a vegetarian formula in a Vcap.
This formula contains twice the dose of our regular Flush Free Niacin formula.
OTHER IMPORTANT ISSUES: Many doctors prefer this form of niacin to time-release niacin formulas, due to problems with niacin flushing and liver toxicity associated with the time-release forms.
Inositol is a substance found in grains and a component of lecithin, also known as phytate, which is used for healthy nerves and cell membranes. Inositol is also involved in fat metabolism.
AMOUNT TO USE: One or more Vcaps a day, preferably with meals.
CONSIDER TAKING WITH: B-complex vitamins, garlic, fish oil, flax oil, olive oil, fiber, lecithin, plant sterols (phytosterols) and sterolins, Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols and tocotrienols), nuts, policosanols, chromium, Vitamin C, pantethine (a form of Vitamin B-5).
CAUTIONS: People using very high doses of niacin under a doctor’s supervision should be monitored for proper liver function and also take a B-Complex formula to avoid increasing their levels of homocysteine, a potentially harmful metabolite. Niacin should not be used by pregnant women, nursing mothers, people with stomach ulcers, diabetics or those with liver problems unless recommended under the supervision of a healthcare professional.
Please notify your physician about your supplement use if you are using ANY drugs!
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