contains niacin and inositol to prevent cholesterol from building up in the arteries and liver and maintain healthy serum lipid levels.
Recommended use is to take 1-2 capsules twice daily or as recommended by your healthcare professional. Niacin is a water soluble B vitamin whose main role is to serve as a precursor for two essential biochemical coenzymes, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) and NAD phosphate (NADP). These two cofactors participate in virtually every aspect of the energy production and metabolic processes. Consequently, Niacin nutriture has been shown to impact many areas of human health. NAD functions in reactions involving the degradation (catabolism) of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins to produce energy. Niacin is also critical for DNA replication and repair, and therefore plays a critical role in genetic stability. In addition, Niacin has been shown to have a number of beneficial effects on lipid and cholesterol transport, and thus is important for the maintenance of healthy serum lipid levels that are already within the healthy range. Inositol Hexanicotinate is a stable, non-flushing source of Niacin. This superior source of Niacin works to reduce the common “niacin-flush” problems associated with high doses of Niacin supplements.Inositol Hexanicotinate is a stable, non-flushing source of Niacin. This superior source of Niacin works to reduce the common “niacin-flush” problems associated with high doses of Niacin supplements.
- Promotes healthy function of DNA
- Improves energy
- Helps to promote a healthy Cholesterol level
As a dietary supplement, take 1 Vcap daily as needed, preferably with meals. For intensive use, take 1-2 Vcaps twice daily, under the supervision of a health care practitioner.
Cautions / Interactions:
The Tolerable Upper Intake Level for all forms of Niacin for adults is 35 mg/day based on flushing as the critical adverse effect. The form of niacin in this product, however, is unlikely to cause a flushing response. High dose Niacin has been associated with liver inflammation. Although some reports suggest that this occurs most commonly with slow-release Niacin, it can occur with any type of Niacin when taken at a daily dose of more than 500 mg (usually 3 g or more). Regular blood tests to evaluate liver function are required when using high-dose Niacin. The anti-TB drug Isoniazid may increase one‘s need for Niacin. If you have liver disease, ulcers (past or present), gout, gallbladder disease, or drink alcohol, do not take high-dose Niacin except on medical advice. Combining high-dose Niacin with statin drugs should not be attempted except under direct supervision of a physician. Niacin may interfere with the absorption of Tetracycline, so take at different times of the day.
Protocol for Life Balance Flush-Free Niacin
1 Capsule contains:
- Niacin 500 mg (from 640 mg of Inositol Hexanicotinate)(Vitamin B-3)
- Inositol 135 mg (from 640 mg of Inositol Hexanicotinate)
Other Ingredients: Cellulose (capsule), Stearic Acid (vegetable source), Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source), Rice Flour and Silica.
from Poulsbo, WA asked:
October 27, 2016
Good morning Dr. Dan,
We visited our naturopth the other day and we were talking about Niacin, since she had suggested a brand that she carries. My husband had a bad reaction to it. When we asked her about the non-flushing kind of Niacin, she said it is the actual flushing that helps bring the cholesterol down ? I would very much like your view on that. If that is the case, why do we have so many flush-free Niacin on the market ? My husband and I are on the non-flush Niacin as well as the Nitric Oxide Support at the moment, since he was covered in hives while taking the Metagenics Niacin that was recommended to us. Please help us figure this out. Thank you very much -Hilda
Apparently the body wants that niacin jolt that only comes from the regular niacin. We tend to use Pharmax Niacin Intensive to help control the LDL levels.
on November 2, 2016