Niacin is one of the eight B vitamins and is also called vitamin B3. There are two main chemical forms and each has different effects on your body. Both forms are found in foods as well as supplements. Nicotinic acid: As a supplement, nicotinic acid is a form of niacin used to reduce cholesterol levels and lower your risk of heart disease.† The other form, niacinamide, has other unrelated benefits. Niacin is water-soluble, so your body doesn’t store it. This also means that your body can excrete excess amounts of the vitamin if it’s not needed. Your body gets niacin through food but also makes small amounts from the amino acid tryptophan. Within the body niacin plays a role as the coenzymes NAD and NADP. NAD-dependent reactions are involved in the production of energy from nutrients (carbohydrates, fats, and proteins) and NADPH-dependent enzymes play more of a role in the synthesis of biomolecules, such as fatty acids and amino acids. Niacin is taken up by the liver and converted to these two coenzymes. Whatever is not used is excreted by the kidneys. Our No-Flush Niacin will not cause the flush that is commonly associated with niacin use. It is derived from the finest Inositol Hexanicotinate available.
- Contains No: sugar, salt, dairy, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, preservatives, artificial colors, or flavors.
- May help with:
- Memory loss and mental confusion†
- Skin problems†
- HDL Cholesterol†
- Circulation and Nerve Pain, including Renaud’s Syndrome †