DISCUSSION: Niacin No-Flush is inositol hexanicotinate, a form of the B vitamin niacin bound to the B-vitamin-like simple polyol inositol. Regular niacin causes unpleasant side effects such as itchy, burning skin- the niacin “flush”. Standard niacin may also harm the liver. Inositol hexanicotinate delivers niacin to the bloodstream slowly, eliminating the niacin “flush,” and has not been associated with impaired liver health or other side effects of conventional or “slow-release” niacin.
Serving Size: 1 Capsule %DRI
Niacin (as inositol hexanicotinate 625mg).. 500 mg 3125%
Other ingredients: magnesium stearate. May contain <0.2% Povidone K-30 USP24 or precipitated silica. Capsule: vegetarian (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose).
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, or shellfish.
Take one to eight capsules daily, or as directed by a qualified health consultant.
As reported by literature:
•Healthy Lipoprotein Balance
Source: Pharmaceutical Synthesis
Pregnancy / Nursing: No studies; best to avoid
•While there are no reports of liver toxicity associated with inositol hexanicotinate, it is recommended that regular liver enzyme tests be done in consultation with a physician. Check with your health care professional immediately if any of the following side effects occur: darkening of urine; light gray-colored stools; loss of appetite; severe stomach pain; yellow eyes or skin. Do not take any form of niacin if you have existing liver disease.
•Likewise, while no trials have reported the following issues with inositol hexanicotinate, they have been reported in trials with conventional niacin supplementation and the following cautions must also apply:
•Niacin may exacerbate peptic/duodenal ulcer, gout, or arterial bleeding. Consult your physician.
•Infrequent side effects of conventional niacin, seen in <5% of high-dose users, include
unusually fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; difficulty urinating or unusually large volume of urine; loss of appetite; and unexpected weight loss.
•Some people taking niacin experience nasal inflammation, shortness of breath, or unusual thirst, sweating, tiredness, or weakness.
•Niacin may lower blood pressure. When combined with blood-pressure lowering drugs, this may lead to postural hypotension (lightheadedness or dizziness upon standing up suddenly).
•A small number of people have reported blurring or darkening of vision related to use of conventional niacin, caused by a swelling of the macula of the eye. These symptoms resolve themselves after one month of discontinued use.
•It was once believed that niacin would raise blood glucose levels in diabetics; however, this result was based on chance observations and short-term studies. Several long-term trials have now shown that niacin is safe for diabetics.
•Niacin may alter laboratory tests of thyroid hormones; however, the clinical significance of these changes, are not clear.
Key Ingredients: Niacin
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