Nicotinic acid, commonly known as niacin, is a vitamin of the B complex group. As a B vitamin it has an important role in the metabolism of glucose, protein and fats. Niacin is water soluble and the body is therefore unable to store it. Niacin is a precursor to the coenzyme nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) which phosphorylases into the coenzyme nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADP). Both of these coenzymes are vital for many hydrogen transfer processes. NAD plays an important role in the catabolism of fat, carbohydrate, protein and alcohol as well as being important for DNA repair.
Niacin has been used since the 1950s to assist with high cholesterol (LDL) and high triglyceride levels in the blood stream.
- Energy-yielding metabolism.
- Psychological function.
- Function of the nervous system.
Take 1 capsule a daily with a meal or as advised by a healthcare professional. Never take on an empty stomach.
If you are taking any kind of medication or have a medical condition, consult a healthcare practitioner before using this product. This product provides high- strength niacin. If you have not taken niacin before and are unfamiliar with its affects, we suggest that you start with a lower dose that can be found in our Vitamin B Complex with Niacin.
Nicotinic acid (niacin) can cause a slight flushing. This sensation is normal and will pass in a few minutes. It is advisable to build up to 500mg gradiently. Individuals with hepatic dysfunction or a history of liver disease, diabetes mellitus, active peptic ulcers, cardiac arrhythmias, migraine headaches and alcoholism may be particularly susceptible to nicotinic acid effects.
Vitamin B3 (nicotinic acid) 100mg Rice flour 83mg
Capsule shell: Vegetable cellulose 40mg
• Kosher (Rabbi Adler)
• Vegan (Vegan Society)