Niacin: Fights High Cholesterol - benefits that can be life-saving
• May support healthy cholesterol balance and circulatory function
• Important to the health of all tissue
• May support healthy blood sugar balance
• Important nutrient for healthy heart function
• May support a healthy mood
• Involved with other B vitamins in the production of cellular energy
• May support skin health
• May support healthy joint function
What is Niacin?
It is an organic compound and is derivative of pyridine. The terms niacin, nicotinamide, and vitamin B3 are often used interchangeably to refer to any one of this family of molecules, since they have a common biochemical activity.
It was first discovered when scientists were looking for the cause of pellagra. It is absorbed in the small intestine and excreted in the urine. The human body uses niacin in more than 50 chemical reactions. It is needed by the body to extract energy from fat, carbohydrate and protein. It is a natural cholesterol regulator, and often works as well as prescription medications for persons with mild cholesterol problems.
What does Niacin do?
This formula uses inositol hexanicotinate, the form of niacin that has shown promise in lowering LDL levels of cholesterol. Like all members of the B family, niacin plays a role in energy metabolism. Inositol hexanicotinate functions as niacin, but does not cause the flushing, tingling and itching effects common with use of standard niacin, many people find these side effects to be uncomfortable. Inositol hexanicotinate consists of niacin molecules surrounded that is bound to inositol, it is slowly metabolised by the body, releasing niacin over a period of time. In clinical tests, it has been found to be more effective than niacin to lower blood cholesterol levels.
• Do not exceed recommended dosages, excessive amounts of B3 can cause serious health problems, including liver toxicity
• Check with your health care practitioner if you have any of the following: diabetes, low blood pressure, glaucoma, gout, liver disease, ulcers or a bleeding disorder prior to using Niacin.
• If you are pregnant or lactating consult a health care practitioner before taking Niacin.