Vitamin B3 Niacin
500 mg Tablets
Vitamin B3 essentially comes in two forms: niacin (or nicotinic acid) and niacinamide and both possess the same vitamin activity in the body. Some people prefer to take niacinamide because niacin can cause flushing, which is characterized by itching, burning, and tingling sensations of the skin. However, niacin, not niacinamide, is recommended for circulatory problems, and it has greater cholesterol and triglyceride lowering properties.
Niacin is necessary for the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. When given in large amounts, niacin has a drug-like effect on blood cholesterol levels. It seems to inhibit the secretion of cholesterol from the liver into the circulation, and also increases the amount of high density lipoprotein, the so-called "good cholesterol".
World-renowned author and researcher, Dr. Abram Hoffer, uses very high doses of niacin to treat schizophrenia with good results.
Vitamin B3 (nicotinic acid) .........................500 mg
Uses and benefits
- Helps to reduce "bad" cholesterol levels
- Promotes HDL, good cholesterol
- Aids in the metabolism of fats, proteins and carbohydrates
- Supports the cardiovascular system
Children: Not suitable for children at this high therapeutic dosage unless directed by a health care practitioner.
Pregnancy and Nursing: Not suitable for pregnant and lactating women unless directed by a health care practitioner.
Seniors: Although no special precautions for seniors are known, persons taking this high therapeutic dosage of niacin should be under the care of a health care practitioner. This dosage must be achieved gradually.