AOR Niacin No-Flush 550mg
Niacin No-Flush is inositol hexanicotinate, an ester of the B-vitamin niacin. Regular niacin can cause unpleasant side effects such as itchy, burning skin. Inositol hexanicotinate has not been associated with the niacin no flush. Niacin is a factor in the maintenance of good health, and normal growth and development.
A Good Cholesterol Balance:
Niacin is vitamin B3, a precursor of the coenzymes NAD and NADP which are required in many essential biological pathways including energy production and DNA repair. Niacin is well known to support healthy cholesterol balance. It raises levels of “good” HDL cholesterol while lowering triglycerides, and it changes the composition of “bad” LDL cholesterol to make it less likely to contribute to atherosclerosis. Studies have shown that niacin reduces the incidence of heart attacks and stroke, and lowers their death rates.
The Downsides of Regular Niacin:
Regular niacin, while extremely beneficial for heart health, is associated with unpleasant effects. It can cause blood vessels to expand and release molecules that cause the skin to warm and itch in a symptom known as “flushing”. Sustained release niacin avoids the flushing effect, but comes with the even worse side effect of potential liver damage.
A Better Solution:
Inositol hexanicotinate is a form of niacin that is bound to inositol. This formation allows it to deliver niacin to the bloodstream slowly and in a controlled fashion, avoiding both the unpleasantness of flushing and the danger of liver damage.
Source: Pharmaceutical synthesis
Features and Benefits:
- Slow release reduces the niacin “flush”
- Safer for the liver than common non-flushing formulas
- Supports nerve health, digestion, and energy production
- Gluten Free
Recommended Use: Take 1 capsule daily with/without food, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner. Do not exceed the recommended dose except on the advice of a physician.
Cautions: No serious adverse reactions have been reported. However, some such reactions have been reported for conventional niacin, which cannot be absolutely ruled out at this time. It is recommended that regular liver enzyme tests be done in consultation with a physician.
Pregnancy/Nursing: Consult a qualified health care practitioner prior to use
These statements have not been evaluated by Health Canada or the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
|Serving Size: One Capsule|
|Niacin (vitamin B3)||500mg|
AOR Guarantees: that no ingredients not listed on the label have been added to the product. Contains no wheat, gluten, corn, nuts, dairy, soy, eggs, fish, shellfish or any animal byproduct.
*Also yields 121 mg of inositol.
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, sodium stearyl fumarate. Capsule: hypromellose.