Flush Free Niacin by NOW
Niacin (Vitamin B-3) is an essential B-vitamin 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.
KEY INGREDIENT(S): Inositol Hexanicotinate 640 mg
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", is 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 and should not normally occur with Flush Free Niacin.
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.
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.